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. 

CPT: Cameras | Places | Techniques with Richard Herzog: Introduction to Capturing Panoramas

CPT: Cameras | Places | Techniques with Richard Herzog

Introduction to Capturing Panoramas
Where: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco
When: Saturday, March 25th, 3:00-6:00p.m.

Learn why multiple images stitched together can have advantages to one individual image taken with a wide-angle lens. I will explain the basics of shooting multiple images for stitching together at another time. The image above was created from multiple images and stitches together. This technique will be explained during this workshop and during part two, at a later date.

This event will be weather permitting. Please dress in layers, San Francisco weather can change hourly. This workshop is limited to 8 participants and is $85/per person. To sign up for this workshop, please call the store at 925-935-1424.

Olympus E-M1 Mark II Demo Day at Camera West Rancho Mirage: March 8, 2017

This coming Wednesday, March 8 Camera West Rancho Mirage will be hosting an Olympus E-M1 Mark II demo day, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. There will be several “shooting stations” with macro setups, high-resolution imaging, Pro Capture and more.

We will have Olympus cameras and lenses on display for testing throughout the day. Ray Acevedo, the Olympus Tech Support rep will be on hand to answer any questions.

Introducing Emily Kiyomi, Operations Manager Camera West Walnut Creek

We are happy to announce, that Camera West Walnut Creek has a new Operations Manager. She’s a familiar face around the store, starting with the company in June 2016. Congratulations Emily we are proud to have you on the team! Enhanced by light and shadow, irreplaceable moments are a gift to observe and a phenomenon to document. I chose to pursue photography because it enriches my life and gives me opportunities to see the world and meet individuals from all walks of life.

I discovered my love for photography at sixteen, when I became photography club president in my junior and senior years at Alameda High School.  This is where I discovered my love for teaching photography to others.   I majored in photography at Sacramento State University and later became president of SacState’s photography club on campus during my senior year.

Over the last decade, I’ve delved into learning more by assisting a variety of photographers, including corporate, commercial, fine art, wedding, and event photographers. I have formally studied photography, exploring both mediums of digital and film, specifically 4×5 large format film and drawing inspiration from the Modernist Photographers and Group f/64, all of which has enabled me to strengthen my skills in studio lighting, portraiture and street photography.   In the process of developing my appreciation of photography for its history, purpose and the power that visuals convey, I am reminded that photography is more than just a profession or an identity.  It is a vehicle that guides me to be the human being I want to be.

I appreciate being a part of Camera West because, the company, at its core, values human connection. It’s a place where customers can share their seasoned stories and for others, a place to come to begin their own creative journey. Photography has strengthened my ability to express this valuable human connection visually.  Being a member of Camera West has opened a door which allows me to help clients find the tools to explore their own photographic paths.

I love expanding my knowledge, teaching what I know and collaborating with my teams at Camera West Walnut Creek, Rancho Mirage, and Leica Store San Francisco to build and establish long-term relationships by creating the best experience for our new and dedicated customers.-Emily Kiyomi

Fuji GFX Demo Day at Camera West Walnut Creek on Tuesday 2/21

Camera West Walnut Creek will be hosting a first-look demo of the Fuji GFX 50S medium format camera on, February, 21th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Our Fuji Rep, Barney Tong will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this.
Customers will have the opportunity to pre-order the GFX 50S and lenses, which will begin to ship at the end of the month. This is a free event, so stop on by!