Sutro Baths Photo Walk

Seal Rocks just below the Cliff House Restaurant. If you look carefully (click on the photo), you'll see a few star trails in the top right. Eight minute exposure at f8, ISO 100.

Thank you to all the participants who joined us on our Camera West Photo Walk out at Sutro Baths in San Francisco last night. We had a good group of enthusiastic night shooters and fortunately the infamous SF fog was a no-show. We concentrated on photographing the rocks just off shore, lit by a full moon with a little bit of help from the lights of the Cliff House Restaurant.

Like ghosts in the night, we patiently waited for our long exposures to record the moonlit seascape.

And check out this beautiful photo below by participant Dan Mauk. He stayed late into the night shooting and it showed as he came up with some incredible images.

Photo by Dan Mauk

If interested in joining us on one of our photo walks, please check out the events link on the left of this page. Hope to see you on one of them soon!

Holiday Gift Idea : Workshops, Photo Walks and 1:1 Sessions

Camera West Photo Walk participants learn how to use reflectors to shoot the fall colors in the vineyards of Napa Valley last month

Consider giving a gift certificate for a Camera West Photo Walk, Workshop or One to One session during this holiday season to someone special in your life…or treat yourself!

At Camera West, we offer all kinds of activities every month of the year. If you want to learn more about your camera, or processing your images, consider a one hour one to one session. These are offered at both our Rancho Mirage store and in Walnut Creek. Same for all of the seminars and workshops which you can find listed on our events page and calendar.

Michael in our Walnut Creek store also offers fun, inexpensive monthly photo walks. These are geared towards photographers of all abilities and cover a wide variety of subjects and locations. A great way to learn more about photography and have fun in the process. Again, check out the events and calendar links on the Camera West website for more details.

Camera West Moon Walk

Photos by Michael Maloney

A big thank you to everyone who participated in last night’s Camera West Photo Walk along the Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco. We had an enthusiastic group of shooters and the weather cooperated with no fog, no wind and mild temperatures.

We wait patiently for the sun to set and the moon to rise over the Oakland Hills and the Bay Bridge.

We met near the Ferry Building (seen in background) at 5pm giving us plenty of time to get our cameras set up and socialize before the 6:20 moonrise.

After the sun set, we continued shooting well into the night, concentrating this time on the lights of the Bay Bridge and the reflections on the water.

If you missed this photo walk there will be others. Check out the Events link on the Camera West website for the latest photo walks and workshops. Be sure to sign up early as they fill up quickly.

January Photo Walk : Shooting Soccer

Photo by Michael Maloney

Join Michael as he shows us what it takes to shoot a very difficult sport : soccer. For this photo walk, we will visit the campus of De La Salle High School in Concord and have sideline access to shoot a varsity game against Richmond High.

Shooting soccer is a real challenge due to the fast, unpredictable action, the size of the playing field and in this case the lighting – or lack of it since the match will be played at night under the stadium lights. Michael will be on hand to help you set up your camera and give you valuable info to help you come up with some great action shots. What you learn in this photo walk, can be applied to any other action sport or just to capture images of your kids running through the park.

Although we will have sideline access, a fast telephoto lens is highly recommended.

Sign up early for this photo walk as it will be limited to just 12 participants.

Saturday, January 19
5:00 PM
Cost : $25.00

Call or email Michael at Camera West in Walnut Creek for more info or to sign up.


Photo by Michael Maloney