The Creative Side of RAW: a non-geeky look at the Lightroom Develop Module

Join Camera West in Walnut Creek, CA, and Jason Bradley for a rare public event on Thursday, June 23 from 6:30p.m.-8:30p.m. Jason Bradley, Author of the new book, Creative Workflow in Lightroom, published through Focal Press, will be leading a discussion on the creative side of raw file workflow.  Most digital photographers shoot raw and get the technical benefits to using the format, but less understood are the artistic benefits of raw.  Jason will talk about creative expression vs. photo manipulation, and will offer tips for developing your own work. Jason’s book will also be on hand for sale and signing. Don’t miss this chance to experience developing from a whole new perspective.

Jason Bradley has a unique set of skills.  He specializes in nature and wildlife photography both underwater and above; he’s the owner and operator of Bradley Photographic Print Services—a fine art print lab; he leads photographic expeditions around the world, and Jason is the author of the book Creative Workflow in Lightroom, published by Focal Press.  Visit Jason’s site to see more of his work, to learn about fine art printing, and find info on his upcoming workshops and expeditions. His website is

We kindly request that you make your reservation as early as possible, call 925-935-1424

2016 Point Reyes National Seashore Workshop

Join Camera West and regional fine art photographer Michael Phaling, as they lead four days of hands-on instruction at Point Reyes National Sea Shore. Explore the area’s many features and focus on photographing the landscape in black and white, capturing subjects using light, texture, and form. 

Attendees will relax in local restaurants after days filled with instruction, assignments, editing sessions, and critique/review. Accommodations on Tomales Bay in Inverness provide ample opportunity to leave everyday life behind while immersing oneself in the learning process. 

Photographers of all skill levels will have a great time during the workshop. All attendees should be familiar the functions of their camera, including manual control of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. 

For more information and registration please contact Camera West Walnut Creek at 925-935-1424

Pier 24: Collected May 2, 2016-February 28, 2017

Pier 24 in San Francisco presents: Collected, debuting May 2 through February 28, 2017. Pier 24 is located at The Embarcadero in San Francisco. Admission is free and open by appointment Monday through Friday 9:00-5:15p.m. For more information

Collected—the eighth exhibition at Pier 24 Photography—brings together photographs from the Pilara Foundation and other Bay Area collections. Nine collectors were invited to select works from their holdings that reflect their interests in the medium. The exhibition thus offers a lens on various collecting approaches, with some collectors focusing on the work of particular artists or on specific art historical movements or themes, and others developing their own criteria, whether deliberately or unconsciously. Spanning the last hundred years of the medium, the selections on view here reflect each collector’s strong understanding of photography while also highlighting the singular sensibilities guiding the deeply personal act of collecting. Yet for all their variety, the assembled photographs also reveal the shared traits that unite all passionate collectors: curiosity and discipline paired with rigorous study and close looking.

Thank You For A Wonderful Evening!

A big thank you to everyone who came out to see David Butow’s presentation The Essence Of The Image last night. It was a pleasure seeing the photography community turn out for such a talented photographer. Stay tuned for information in the coming weeks about David’s upcoming Zen Photography Workshop. Thanks again for an exceptional evening.

More of David Butow’s photography can be seen on the following websites.