Free Event- Nacio Jan Brown: The Rag Theater Project and Other Work

Join Camera West and 1960′s “underground” press photographer Nacio Jan Brown as he explores the images and their stories from his book “Rag Theater, The 2400 block of Telegraph Avenue, 1969-1973.”

Brown photographed virtually all of the major anti-war and social protest activities in the San Francisco in the San Francisco Bay Area beginning  in the mid-1960′s. His work has appeared in many books, magazines, and newspapers worldwide, including art historian Peter Selz’s book, The Art of Engagement: Visual Politics of California and Beyond. 

This free event is on Thursday, September 15, from 6:30-8:30p.m. Space is limited, contact amy@camerawest.com or call Camera West Walnut Creek directly at 925-935-1424.

Exhibit Opening: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

The announcement below is from our customer and friend, Jason Bradley.  Look for more Light Room events at Camera West Walnut Creek from Jason in the near future.

“I’m proud to announce an exhibit of my work titled California at the Waters Edge at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.  Please come join opening night festivities at the museum on Friday evening, September 2nd, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.The show provides a rare view of California’s coastal habitats above and below the ocean’s surface exploring kelp forests, the deep canyons of Monterey Bay, salmon in tributaries of the Sacramento River, sharks and manta rays of Baja California, and California’s majestic coasts.  Don’t miss this glimpse into the hidden nature that’s found at the water’s edge.”

Thank you Kim Komenich

Thank you to Kim Komenich and everyone who came out to Camera West Walnut Creek last week to hear Kim’s discussion on his work locally and in the Philippines. Kim currently heads the photojournalism sequences in the Department of Journalism at San Francisco State University. His 30-year journey has involved positions as a staff photographer for the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Chronicle. His work has won him multiple awards and fellowships, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 when he was working for the Examiner.

He also shared a trailer of his movie, “Cowboys”. “Cowboys” is the story of the University of Wyoming Cowboys basketball team winning the 1943 NCAA Championship and then going on to beat National Invitational Tournament of champions, St John’s, in the first-ever “World Championship of Amateur Basketball”. 

To check out Kim’s website: www.kimkom.com

Free Event: Photographic Storytelling with Kim Komenich

Please join Camera West Walnut Creek as we present Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Kim Komenich. Listen as Kim describes the ways photojournalists and documentary photographers work to create stories through single and multiple pictures, as well as full photographic essays.

Kim currently heads the photojournalism sequences in the Department of Journalism at San Francisco State University. His 30-year journey has involved positions as a staff photographer for the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Examiner, and the San Francisco Chronicle. 

His work has won him multiple awards and fellowships, including the Pulitzer Prize in 1986 when he was working for the Examiner. 

To RSVP for this free event, please email your name and number of attendees to amy@camerawest.com or call us 925-935-1424 To check out Kim’s body of work:  www.kimkom.com

Jason Bradley Lightroom Workshop

Developing A Vision:
Join Camera West Walnut Creek for a special workshop with Jason Bradley, author of the new book Creative Workflow in Lightroom, published by Focal Press.  This is a full day event on Saturday, August 20th, from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.  The cost of the event is $150, and spaces are limited, so call the Camera West staff to reserve your spot today, 925-935-1424

Workshop Details:
A RAW file developing is a skill and an art.  To do it well requires an understanding of Lightroom’s tools, and it commands clarity of vision for the photographer’s message.  Jason will help you learn to connect with the narrative of your work, While providing you with a deep understanding of all the Panels in the Lightroom Develop Module, what the capabilities of each tool are, and how they can support your vision for your work.