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.

Thank you Robert Holmes

A very special thank you, to award winning photographer, Robert Holmes and everyone who came out last Thursday to hear his lecture. It was a pleasure to have Bob talk about his travels for National Geographic. We look forward to having Bob return soon for a photo walk. Stay tuned to our blog for more information.

To check out Robert’s photos and more information: http://www.robertholmesphotography.com/

Hasselblad Demo Day, thank you!

Thank you all for attending the Hasselblad X1D Demo Day at our Walnut Creek location last week. Being a camera with no mirror and employing an elegant design philosophy, the X1D appears to be a landmark unit pointing to the future of  medium format camera design.  We are taking pre-orders now for this groundbreaking camera. More information on the X1D can be found here:

http://www.camerawest.com/cwblog/2016/06/25/introducing-the-hasselblad-x1d/