New Camera West Walnut Creek Gallery Opening

Camera West in Walnut Creek is pleased to announce our new gallery featuring the Hollywood glamor portraits of George Hurrell and fashion work prints of Irving Penn, along with work by Tom Chambers, Nando Esparza, Michelle Magdalena and Melvin Sokolsky.

These mostly black & white and not-to-be missed photos are generously on loan to us from Willem Photographic, a photo gallery located in Monterey and owned by Brooke Gabrielsson.

Clark Gable, Tyronne Power & Loretta Young by George Hurrell

Leica in the Landscape 2016

Under the tutelage of western landscape photographer Michael Phaling and Leica Akademie instructor Tom Brichta, Leica Akademie has scheduled a series of 4 California workshops covering some of California’s most beautiful and rugged landscapes.

Photographers of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Learn along with experienced landscape photographers that will work to inspire you and your creativity. Learn what it takes to produce your best work and enjoy the demands of photographing the landscape.

In 2017, a traveling exhibit of the participants work will go on display at the Leica Store SF, Leica Store LA, and Camera West in Walnut Creek and Rancho Mirage.

Sign up for any or all of the workshops listed below.


New Firmware for the Nikon D4S and D750

Nikon has released firmware updates for its D750 and D4S DSLRs, providing both with a new external recording control option for use with external recorders using Atomos Open Protocol. Also, the D750′s firmware version 1.10 introduces ‘optimal vibration reduction’ with vibration reduction lenses.

Additional firmware updates for both cameras relate to bug fixes in movie live view, and the D750′s update addresses some minor problems with HDR mode and in-camera Raw processing among other things.