Zen Workshop with David Butow: May 6-7 and 9th

David Butow showed us images from his "Seeing Buddha" project

Camera West Walnut Creek friend and customer, David Butow has a Zen Workshop coming up on the first weekend of May in Oakland and Berkeley followed by a day at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The weekend workshop is designed as a two-day project and Tuesday, May 9th is an optional add-on or may be taken separately. From architecture to calligraphy to painting, visual aesthetics have been an integral part of Zen philosophy and expression. This workshop fuses concepts of clarity of mind with photography to help those at all levels find heightened ways of seeing and communicating with the camera. Through personalized discussion, editing and a simplified approach when photographing, we work on refining each photographer’s own vision and style.

The workshop is led by photojournalist David Butow, who has worked on assignments in dozens of countries around the world, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. His most recent project, Seeing Buddha, contains photographs from over 10 countries including Bhutan, Burma, India, Japan and Sri Lanka, and has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic and Tricycle Magazine. In 2015, he presented the series as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Ho Center for Buddhist Studies. Assisting the weekend workshop will be Andrew Andrawes, a former Zen Workshop student who holds a Post-Baccalaureate in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has broad experience in the field as a freelance photographer, customer rep at a camera store and studio manager.

For more information or to reserve a place at the Workshop please email, zenphotoworkshop@gmail.com or check out his workshop at Zen Workshops.

Walnut Creek Open House Video

Thank you, to everyone, that came out last Friday for our Open House. Many thanks to all of our reps from Leica, Hasselblad, Fujifilm, Phase One, Peak Design and, Hoodman/Billingham that made a special trip out with all their latest gear.

Stay tuned to our blog and our Facebook page for upcoming special events.

 

Open House: Camera West Walnut Creek, Friday March 17, 2017

Please join us on Friday, March 17 from 10:30a.m-4:00 p.m for an Open House event at Camera West Walnut Creek. Various reps and products will be on hand for you to try out. Bring your own memory card and shoot with the latest products from Leica, Fuji, Peak Design, Hasselblad, and PhaseOne. This is a free event, please let us know if you’d like to attend. 

Camera West and Leica: Germany Factory Trip September 9-20th, 2017

Leica Travelers,

The following is the itinerary for our Germany Leica Factory Trip. The departure date is September 9th, you must arrive by the 10th at noon for pick up at the Frankfurt airport.

The trip includes as stated, everything except airfare, alcohol, lunches, and incidentals.

Hal’s Flight information:

Outbound

United Flight #58 departs San Francisco (SFO) September 9th at 2:05p.m. It is a direct flight to Frankfurt (FRA) and arrives on September 10th at 9:55a.m.

Return

United Flight #59 departs Frankfurt (FRA) on September 20th at 1:55p.m. and arrives in San Francisco (SFO) at 4:20p.m

You are not required to take these flights, just a suggestion from Hal.

The deadline to sign up is March 1, 2017

To sign up for this once in a lifetime trip please register:

http://leicaakademieusa.com/product/destination-germany-september-2017/

Upon completion of registration and payment, please contact Hal at hal@camerawest.com

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Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder special limited edition set

Camera West Walnut Creek’s Leica Master, Hal Kam celebrated a milestone birthday last week and celebrated in true Leica style. He’s the proud new owner of the special limited edition Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder set.

The limited edition includes the M-P rangefinder (Typ 240) and two lenses – a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. One of only 333 sets produced.

If you are interested in this set, please contact us at Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.