Adding the Next Element


Please join us at Camera West Walnut Creek as we host a lively discussion about light painting, compositing images, and a dress made entirely of smoke with photographer Juan Zambrano.

In less than a decade, Juan Zambrano has become one of the most esteemed photographers working today. Born in Mexico City and raised in San Francisco, he studied graphic design before putting his visual acumen to use at pre-press firms. While perfecting countless fashion, beauty and still-life global campaigns, Zambrano quickly became one of the most prominent retouchers on the West Coast. This meticulous commitment, along with his unparalleled eye for detail, quickly catalyzed Zambrano’s foray into full-time photography. Since 2003, Zambrano has established a reputation for flawless creations in global campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, fashion editorials and commercial work. His images and retouching work have appeared in such publications as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ and Elle.

Wednesday, August 27th
6:30-8:30 PM

This event is free however we ask you to please RSVP

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Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a more clear understanding of the digital camera’s many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops ISO, histograms and assorted buttons that many avoid like the plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intended. We will finish with a camera you have tamed. Remember, some of the most important photographs in history were made with just one or two buttons.

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, August 28th, 7-9 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

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


Composition and 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, August 7, 2014

Cost : $50.

Fall Colors Along Highway 395 Workshop

Hal Kam with his Leica S2 at Alabama Hills

Join Hal Kam of Camera West Walnut Creek as he hits the road again this fall, bringing back a popular photography workshop – US Route 395 and the beautiful fall colors of the Eastern Sierra.

Hal will lead you on a 5 day, 4 night excursion where you will witness the pure natural wonder of the Eastern Sierra from Bridgeport to Lone Pine, all along scenic Highway 395.

Hal knows this area intimately so you’ll be in great hands. He will take you to the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar, the unique Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, the tufa formations on Mono Lake, the historic ghost town of Bodie and many more picture perfect sites.

September 28 thru October 2, 2014

$1100. per person which includes all fees, all meals and 4 nights lodging

You can reach Hal at (925) 935-1424 or


Aspen leaves and granite. Photo by Hal Kam.

Ancient Bristlecone. Photo by Hal Kam.

Mt Whitney Portal - Alabama Hills. Photo by Hal Kam.

Weathered Building, Bodie, CA Photo by Hal Kam.