El Paseo Cruise Night Photo Walk

​Join Camera West Rancho Mirage as we attend the Cruise Night on El Paseo for a photo walk. This event presents a great opportunity for automotive photography. Capture classic American muscle and exotic European cars alike. We will meet as the cars begin arriving on the upper parking level of The Gardens on El Paseo at 3:15p.m. This will be the perfect place to get some great shots of the vehicles while parked. At 4:30p.m. the cruise down El Paseo begins. This photo walk is free of charge. Take a walk down “the Boulevard” with Camera West!

Friday, March 6th, 2015

3:15 – 6:00 PM

Free

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms and assorted buttons that some avoid like the plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intend. We will finish with a tamer camera. You will also be introduced to editing software. Remember, some of the most important photographs in history were made with just one button.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Thursday, March 12th, 7-8:45 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

McCormick Car Auction Photo Walk

Do you like classic or exotic cars? With over 500 classic and exotic cars McCormick’s Car Auction is a fantastic destination for automotive photography.

Camera West in Rancho Mirage will be holding a photo walk Friday afternoon, February 20th from 2-5pm. This year’s auction will be held at the Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs. We will meet at the main entrance at 2:00 pm. We invite all to join us in some creative automotive photography. This photo walk is free of charge. We recommend that you bring a camera, lens, and possibly a circular polarizer in order to cut down on reflective surfaces.

Friday, February 20th

2pm – 5pm

Call Camera West Rancho Mirage for more details

760-992-5422

Death Valley Workshop

Death Valley Workshop
Leica in the Landscape – A Discerning Eye
March 23-March 27, 2015

Discover the best that Death Valley National Park has to offer during this Leica in the Landscape program led by fine-art photographer Michael Phaling and Leica Akademie Instructor Tom Brichta. We take the guesswork out of the itinerary planning, allowing you to simply enjoy four days of uninterrupted landscape photography in one of the most beautiful and geographically diverse areas of the world.

Each day will present you with several new locations to photograph beginning with Mt. Whitney and Lone Pine Peak above the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, California. A short drive then brings you to the Death Valley locations of the Mesquite Dunes, Dante’s View, Badwater, Zabriskie Point, Artist Drive, and many others.

Tom and Mike will be your guides as you develop a discerning eye towards color, form, shape, light, and content in the desert landscape. Their complimentary teaching styles, along with practical hands-on tips and techniques, will prove invaluable as you encounter one inspirational landscape after another.

For more information, visit http://us.leica-camera.com/World-of-Leica/Leica-Akademie/Calendar or contact Tom Brichta at (415) 686-1522.

Light, Composition & Design with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West in Rancho Mirage for a motivating seminar of inspirational picture ideas.

This monthly workshop will explore how pictures are made with more impact, drama and expression. We will consider many successful image examples of people, still life and the great outdoors. You will unleash your creativity by becoming more aware of light, graphic design, perspective, tension, mood, color and controlling these various elements.

This casual presentation is appropriate for all levels of photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session will be limited to just 12 participants.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422