Zen Workshop with David Butow: May 6-7 and 9th

David Butow showed us images from his "Seeing Buddha" project

Camera West Walnut Creek friend and customer, David Butow has a Zen Workshop coming up on the first weekend of May in Oakland and Berkeley followed by a day at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The weekend workshop is designed as a two-day project and Tuesday, May 9th is an optional add-on or may be taken separately. From architecture to calligraphy to painting, visual aesthetics have been an integral part of Zen philosophy and expression. This workshop fuses concepts of clarity of mind with photography to help those at all levels find heightened ways of seeing and communicating with the camera. Through personalized discussion, editing and a simplified approach when photographing, we work on refining each photographer’s own vision and style.

The workshop is led by photojournalist David Butow, who has worked on assignments in dozens of countries around the world, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. His most recent project, Seeing Buddha, contains photographs from over 10 countries including Bhutan, Burma, India, Japan and Sri Lanka, and has been published in The New York Times, National Geographic and Tricycle Magazine. In 2015, he presented the series as a guest lecturer at Stanford University’s Ho Center for Buddhist Studies. Assisting the weekend workshop will be Andrew Andrawes, a former Zen Workshop student who holds a Post-Baccalaureate in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has broad experience in the field as a freelance photographer, customer rep at a camera store and studio manager.

For more information or to reserve a place at the Workshop please email, zenphotoworkshop@gmail.com or check out his workshop at Zen Workshops.

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.

Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder special limited edition set

Camera West Walnut Creek’s Leica Master, Hal Kam celebrated a milestone birthday last week and celebrated in true Leica style. He’s the proud new owner of the special limited edition Leica M-P Titanium rangefinder set.

The limited edition includes the M-P rangefinder (Typ 240) and two lenses – a Leica Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH. and a Leica APO Summicron-M 50 mm f/2 ASPH. One of only 333 sets produced.

If you are interested in this set, please contact us at Camera West Walnut Creek (925) 935-1424 or Rancho Mirage (760) 992-5422.

Camera Obedience School with Gary Faye

 

Please join us at Camera West for a beginning photographer seminar devoted to bringing a clear understanding of the digital cameras many options including menus, modes, lens choices, f stops, iso, histograms, and assorted intimidating buttons. Each topic is illustrated with pictures resulting in understanding craft and moving toward pictures under your control. We will finish with a more tame camera. We will also look at editing software. Remembered… many historical photographs were made with no menus, one lever, 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.

Next Session Thursday. October 27th 6:30-8:30 P.M.
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Camera West Rancho Mirage, 70-177 Hwy 111 Suite 100, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270