Today, January 15th is my last day at Camera West. I have decided to retire and move up to a small town in the Sierra foothills. It has always been my dream to retire in a small close-knit community, and the opportunity to do so at this time magically came together.
It has been a wonderful 5 years at Camera West. I want to thank Sean and Diana Cranor, owners of Camera West and Dan Leto my manager for taking the chance in hiring this San Francisco Chronicle photojournalist of 30 years but with zero sales experience. I have learned so much and I am forever grateful for the opportunity I was given.
I will continue to lead a few workshops and photo walks for Camera West. I will also contribute to this blog and our Camera West Walnut Creek Facebook page during this transition period.
My plans in retirement are to get out and shoot more – I’ve really missed that. I will also have plenty of time for hiking, biking, kayaking and taking road trips on my motorcycle. I’m already planning a year-round organic vegetable garden and to build a chicken coop for fresh organic eggs. Fun times ahead!
I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leica Camera has introduced next-generation models of three of its classic M lenses: the Leica M Summicron-M 35 mm f/2 ASPH., the Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and the Leica Elmarit-M 28 mm f/2.8 ASPH., each delivering enhanced image performance and quality, thanks to their new optical design.
Please join us at Camera West in Rancho Mirage for a motivating seminar of inspirational picture ideas.
This monthly workshop will explore how pictures are made with more impact, drama and expression. We will consider many successful image examples of people, still life and the great outdoors. You will unleash your creativity by becoming more aware of light, graphic design, perspective, tension, mood, color and controlling these various elements.
This casual presentation is appropriate for all levels of photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session will be limited to just 12 participants.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Cost is $50. per person.
Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.
Take a hike with Michael from Camera West in Walnut Creek on this photo walk alongside beautiful Cataract Creek on the north slope of Mt Tamalpais in Marin County. This winter’s rains have provided plenty of water for tiny Cataract Creek producing a series of small waterfalls that drop through a forest canopy of redwood, Douglas fir, oak, and maple trees.
This photo walk is for photographers of all abilities. Only requirements are a camera that will allow you to manually set the shutter speed, and a sturdy tripod. Michael will show you how to best photograph moving water and offer some tips to get that silky smooth look to the water.
This photo walk is limited to just 12 photographers so sign up early!
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Cost : $50.00
Call or email us at Camera West in Walnut Creek to sign up.
Nikon has announced their newest flagship speedlight, the SB-5000, illuminating new possibilities in creative lighting. A first for Nikon, the flash operates via radio frequency and will operate without a direct line of sight for a range of up to approx. 98 feet. This flexibility lets photographers place lights in different rooms, around corners and work seamlessly in bright ambient light with maximum efficiency.
When paired with the WR-R10 and the new D5 or the D500, this speedlight can control up to six groups (A-F) or 18 speedlights for truly advanced wireless lighting. It is also possible to perform Advanced Wireless Lighting using either radio-controlled (up to three groups) and/or optical-controlled units (up to three groups) by simply attaching a conventional, optical-control Nikon speedlight or the SU-800 Commander (as a master or commander unit) and a WR-R10 (as a commander) onto the D5.
The SB-5000 speedlight also has a radically new design that includes its own internal cooling system, which prevents overheating of the flash panel from consecutive firings. As a result, the SB-5000 can fire consecutively for longer than conventional models, without flash cool-down time between bursts, and can fire up to 120 continuous shots at 5 second intervals.
The Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight will be available in March for $599.95.