Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lighting Fundamental Seminar

Please join us for an outstanding lighting seminar presented by
Ray Olson; a well known and internationally published, music and
entertainment photographer with 30 years of industry experience.

Ray specialized in the “studio on location” while traveling for his various
assignments and the beginner shooter will find the variety of topics and
depth of discussion of his presentation invaluable. Ray will cover the tools,
techniques, and essential vocabulary of harnessing
light to easily work in your favor.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:
-Wireless Flash: Optical slaves, radio systems, IR
 -Portrait Setups: Butterfly, Rembrandt, Split, Profile, Short
-Creative Light Softboxes  and Modifiers
-Custom White Balance: Color Checker Passport
-Metering: Grey card, spot, etc...
-Profoto Lighting Equipment

Pre-payment is required and seating is limited. This workshop will
fill up quickly so we recommend that you reserve your seat now!
Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Hal Kam
(925) 935-1424

Monday, March 15, 2010

Leica M9 Firmware Updates 1.116

Leica recently released some important firmware updates for the M9. These updates are of significance and any M9 user should look at updating their camera promptly. Instructions are available on the same page, just follow the link below.

Leica M9 Firmware Update 1.116 available here.

Camera West
Walnut Creek

Camera West
Rancho Mirage

Friday, March 5, 2010

Exposure Seminar with Sean Arbabi.

Last night was the second and final night of the exposure course with Sean Arbabi that took place here at Camera West, Walnut Creek. The course was really well received by all in attendance and people left with a better understanding of the fundamentals of exposure. We learned how we can use correct exposure to take great pictures as well as how to use it creatively to put across a feeling or emotion with each image captured.

We will have Sean back again in the near future to instruct another course. Please keep an eye on our blog for details.

Thanks to all who came along!