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.

 

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye


Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms and assorted buttons that some avoid like a plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intend. We will finish with a tamer camera. You will also be introduced to editing software. Remember, many important photographs in history were made with no menus and one button.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Thursday, December 10th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

Santa Fe 2015 Workshop

The San Miguel Chapel in Santa Fe is the oldest church building in the US, built in 1610. Photo by Hal Kam

Thank you to all the participants who joined Hal Kam for the recent Camera West Santa Fe, New Mexico workshop. Hal arranged the perfect itinerary of great photo opportunities and delicious restaurants so a great time was had by all.

Historic Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, sits in the Sangre de Cristo foothills and is renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, and as a creative arts hotbed. Workshop participants also visited the towns of Taos, Gallup, and Chimayo, each town offering its own unique sights and historic architecture.

Aside from the Santa Fe Plaza, highlights of the trip were visits to the Puye Cliff Dwellings, Acoma Sky City, Tent Rock National Park and the Historic Route 66.

If interested in more info or joining Hal on his 2016 workshop (location yet to be determined), give him a call at Camera West Walnut Creek. 925-935-1424

Shadows and light inside the San Miguel Chapel. Photo by Hal Kam

Ancient adobe walls offer an interesting contrast to the deep blue New Mexico sky. Photo by Hal Kam

Ristra (drying chili pods) is a common sight throughout New Mexico. Photo by Hal Kam

Hal Kam (3rd from right) and his workshop participants at the Puye Cliff Dwellings seen in the background.

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye


Please join us at Camera West Rancho Mirage for a beginning photographer seminar dedicated to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms and assorted buttons that some avoid like the plague. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward the pictures you intend. We will finish with a tamer camera. You will also be introduced to editing software. Remember, some of the most important photographs in history were made with just one button.

This casual presentation is especially appropriate for beginning photographers. There will be time for open conversation, questions and refreshments. Please RSVP early as each monthly session is limited to 12 participants.

Thursday, November 5th, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost is $50. per person.

Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.

760-992-5422

Light, Composition and Design with Gary Faye


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, October 22nd, 2015
6:30-8:30 PM.
Cost is $50. per person.
Please call or email Camera West Rancho Mirage for more info or to sign up.
760-992-5422