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Canon U.S.A. Encourages National Parks Visitors To Unleash Their Creativity This Summer With Free Photography Workshops

Canon U.S.A. Encourages National Parks Visitors To Unleash Their Creativity This Summer With Free Photography Workshops

Canon’s Photography in the Parks Program Equips Visitors with Free Camera and Camcorder Loans, Professional Photography Lessons and a Unique, Hands-On Experience to Create Lasting Memories

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 4, 2012 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is once again joining forces with several of the country’s acclaimed national parks to offer free photography workshops to visitors this summer. The Canon Photography in the Parks Program provides participants with free equipment loans and professional photography instruction as they take part in a guided walking photo tour. Following the tour, participants have the opportunity to print images for free and take home a CD of their image files. Visitors of all ages and experience levels are welcome to participate.

New to this year’s program are Canon video workshop sessions.  Visitors can experience and learn about shooting video by using a Canon VIXIA camcorder or EOS digital SLR camera and participating in a hands-on videography demonstration with experts.

“Canon is incredibly excited to help people improve their photography skills and capture the beauty of our national parks through our Photography in the Parks Program,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “Our nation’s magnificent and pristine national parks offer the quintessential location to help people improve their photography skills and inspire creativity. In doing so, Canon hopes to also help those who visit parks this summer create and preserve lasting memories and leverage their newfound skills throughout their lives, for all of their important moments.”

In addition, Canon is sponsoring the new National Geographic iPhone application, National Parks by National Geographic. Available as a free download from Apple’s App Store, the app provides users with park information and photo galleries, travel tips from National Geographic editors, and information about park events – including the Canon Photography in the Parks Program. The app also features photo tips to help users capture beautiful photography throughout their summer travels.

The Canon Photography in the Parks Program will take place at various dates through the summer at the following national parks:

Grand Canyon: May 31 – June 20
Zion: June 24 – July 9
Yosemite: July 13 – July 17
Yellowstone: July 23 – July 31
Grand Teton: August 1 – August 2
Rocky Mountain: August 5 – August 11
Acadia: August 18 – August 29

For more information on the Canon Photography in the Parks program, visit Canon U.S.A. on Facebook at facebook.com/canonUSA.

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Contest Announcement!

Contest Announcement!

Yay! Free Stuff!
I did a pre-announcement of the contest on Facebook some time ago, and today again at the Planet5D interview. So here it finally is.

The Grand Prize:
The winner may pick one of the following lenses.

The 2nd Prize
A new bag! Once again from Gura Gear.

Other Prizes
I will be giving out random prizes to people that participate. You never know when you’re going to get a message from me giving something away.

How it works?
It’s simple, this is a photo contest. The best photograph at the end of the day will win the grand prize. The runner-up will receive the 2nd prize.

Where do I post the images?
You post the images on our forum. There are threads in the forum called “Lens Giveaway Contest”. Post to the corresponding thread for your image submission.

Link to the forum

The categories
The following categories are what your photos must fall under. We’re going to be pretty lenient on this, the categories are just a guideline.

The above links go to the corresponding forum thread.

The Rules

  • All images must be posted in the forum to qualify. No email or Facebook submissions will qualify.
  • Images must be 700px wide on their longest axis. Larger and smaller are not permitted.
  • You may enter the contest as many times in as many categories as you’d like. Remember, one entry per post.
  • No commenting in any of the contest threads. They are strictly for images.
  • You must use a Canon camera to make the images. I will request EXIF data of all the winners.
  • The contest is worldwide, however there are countries in turmoil I will not ship to. I.E Iraq, Central Africa Republic, those sort of places.
  • The contest runs from now until November 15, 2011.
  • Only post in the boards that are prefixed with *Contest*
  • You may watermark your images, but the watermark must be in the corners and not the center of the image.
  • You may give a brief description of your photograph.
  • No nudity or pornography. If you have an image that you’re not sure whether it’s appropriate, please email me.
  • If you can’t figure out a category to post your image in, please email me.
  • I will select the best 10 images from each category after the November 15, 2011 end date. Then a panel of judges will select the best in each category and present them, then the same panel will select the overall winner.

Terms & Conditions

  • There is no age restriction
  • You retain full ownership of your images. They’re yours, not mine.

The above rules will probably evolve and be added to over the next little while, so please keep checking back.

You may discuss the contest on a thread dedicated to it. It can be read here.

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