June 25, 2015, 10am – 4pm
Join the Leica Akademie, with instructor Tom Brichta and professional photographer David Butow. at Camera West in Walnut Creek for a hands-on day with the Leica M system. Learn from the pros and then experience for yourself what the Leica M system can do for you!
This event is free and limited to just 10 participants so reserve your seat soon! Loaner equipment will be available for attendees to try out!
Contact Camera West at 925-935-1424 to register or for more information.
Tom Brichta (left) and David Butow
Tom Brichta’s passion for photography started in the early seventies with the purchase of his first SLR. When he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late seventies, he fell in love with the outdoors and the land and seascapes of Northern California.
From the mid nineties to the present, Tom has been the Leica Camera Representative for Northern California, and a Leica North American Akademie instructor, for him, “his dream job”. He gets to work with some of the finest camera equipment, and leads photo workshops. His workshops not only have taken him throughout California and other parts of the U.S., but to other beautiful places on earth.
California-based photojournalist David Butow has worked professionally for three decades in many countries including Afghanistan, Burma, Iraq, Peru and Yemen. His photographic coverage of subjects such as the 2011 Japanese tsunami, the 2008 China earthquake as well as social issues in the United States have won awards from, World Press Photo, Communications Arts, American Photography Annual, Photo District News and others. His current project, Seeing Buddha has been published in the New York Times and National Geographic magazine.
Butow’s photographs have been exhibited in various venues such at the Asia Society and United Nations in New York and Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan, France. He is a member of Redux Pictures and has been a guest lecturer at many institutions including the Annenberg Space for Photography, Stanford University and Brooks Institute of Photography. His commercial and editorial clients have included National Geographic Books, Apple and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.