Canon U.S.A. Announces the 2013 Lineup of the Canon Live Learning Educational Events for Imaging Professionals and Enthusiasts

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the 2013 Canon Live Learning (CLL) workshops and programs schedule. The on-site education program, now in its fourth year, is aimed at helping both advanced imaging enthusiasts and professionals elevate their knowledge of photography, filmmaking, and the technologies within Canon’s professional imaging and printing devices. CLL programs feature the EOS Immersion Seminars, EOS Destination Workshops, and Canon Professional Development Seminars and Workshops. Each of the programs offer an educational experience that will provide informative classes and hands-on instruction by a number of imaging professionals including Canon’s Explorers of Light (EOL).

“The Canon Live Learning program is an example of the emphasis Canon puts not only on the quality of its products, but also on the importance of educating customers so they maximize their imaging experience,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. “The goal of these educational programs is to empower our customers to expand their creative visions.”

CLL programs are available throughout the United States and, as in previous years, the 2013 EOS Immersion series of seminars and workshops will be presented in a weekend format with the EOS Immersion Seminar on Saturday, followed by the choice of two EOS Immersion Workshops on the following Sunday. The EOS Immersion Workshop hosts participants in a studio setting where they will be taught photographic and HD Video techniques, and where they are encouraged to try Canon’s latest EOS equipment, and accessories in order to gain a greater knowledge of Canon’s imaging products.

Canon representatives will be on-hand to provide technical assistance at all CLL events to help ensure that any questions and concerns can be answered accurately and immediately. For more information on CLL, including the schedule of classes and pricing information, visit www.usa.canon.com/canonlivelearning.

In 2013, the first half of the Canon EOS Immersion series is currently set to be held in the following cities:

Location

Dates

Los Angeles, CA March 23rd – March 24th
Boston, MA April 20th – April 21st
Seattle, Wash. May 18th – May 19th
New York, NY June 8th – June 9th

EOS Immersion Seminars and Workshops
Together, the EOS Immersion Seminar and Workshops are a two-day weekend event. The first half of the 2013 five-city series tour kicked off in Houston, Texas on February 23rd and will conclude in New York City on June 9th.

EOS Immersion Seminar
The EOS Immersion Seminar features a full-day of informative lectures and demonstrations on the latest techniques, configurations and creative insights for Canon digital SLR users. Educational highlights from the full-day session include: essential controls and configurations of an EOS camera for the results users want; essentials of storytelling using the HD video capability of an EOS camera; and understanding the technical and creative potential of the Canon Speedlite system, including its integrated wireless control system. In addition, the EOS Immersion Seminar will have Canon technical representatives on-site to answer questions about, and assist with using, Canon products. These technical representatives will also be on-hand to give demonstrations of the Canon EOS imaging products and Canon printers. The EOS Immersion Seminar is designed to help educate and inform EOS camera owners with a basic-to-advanced understanding of photography. A registration fee of $89 is required to attend the EOS Immersion Seminar.

EOS Camera Workshops
The Creative Lighting with Speedlites workshop will inspire users to creatively control flash in a wide range of locations and situations. Demonstrations by professional photographer Jeff Greene will feature basic flash photography concepts to multi-flash creative techniques used by professionals. All Speedlite workshops take place in a professional studio, giving attendees the opportunity to shoot with Canon products throughout the day, as well as the chance to utilize Canon’s professional printing devices to receive sample prints of some of their work. The workshop will also have models on-hand to photograph, lighting modifiers and teaching assistants to help ensure attendees complete the workshop with gorgeous images and an understanding of Canon’s Speedlite system. A registration fee of $325 is required to attend the Creative Lighting with Speedlites workshops.

The EOS HD Video Storytelling: Real Life Techniques workshop helps users maximize the substantial video capabilities of Canon’s EOS digital cameras. This intimate hands-on video workshop, featuring the expertise of Emmy award-winning photojournalist Sharon Levy Freed, highlights the fundamentals of storytelling as Sharon helps guide participants through the primary aspects of creating a compelling visual story. Core skills to be covered include camera configuration, the best gear and accessories to maximize the imaging experience, story development, character recognition, sequencing, camera operation and an editing overview. A registration fee of $325 is required to attend the EOS HD Video Storytelling: Real Life Techniques workshop.

EOS Destination Workshops
The EOS Destination Workshop series offers an intimate, two to four day experience, where photography enthusiasts and professionals will learn both in-the-field from a Canon EOL and through classroom instruction and personal critiques.

Depending on the workshop attended, EOS Destination Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to shoot with Canon products against some of America’s most beautiful backdrops, including the waterfalls, mountains and wildlife in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, the intriguing world of the butterflies living within the Denver Botanic Gardens or the famously dramatic landscapes of the Maroon Bells mountains in Aspen.

For an even more majestic photographic journey, Canon is offering a destination workshop at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska from July 21st - July 24th and July 24th - 27th. Canon EOL, Jennifer Wu, will provide lectures, as well as instruction in-the-field to capture the Coastal Brown Bears and other animals of the region against the breathtaking backdrops of Alaska’s mountains and rivers.

Topics of the EOS Destination Workshops vary by class but can include composition, environmental portraits, wildlife, essential techniques of the Canon Speedlite system, and tips for effective lighting control in an outdoor environment. In addition, attendees will be able to print samples of some of their photos to take with them once the workshop has concluded.

The next EOS Destination Workshop is scheduled for April 20th-21st, 2013 at Parish Kohanim Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. Canon EOL, Parish Kohanim will guide attendees through a two-day workshop that will clarify a multitude of techniques needed to capture the perfect portrait. The workshop will give attendees a hands-on learning experience during a beautiful time of year when trees, flowers and plants are in bloom and the city of Atlanta becomes a lush botanical garden.

For the complete Canon Live Learning schedule, additional information and pricing, please visit usa.canon.com/canonlivelearning.

Canon Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
Canon’s Professional Development Seminars and Workshops are presented by instructors and guest speakers and are designed to enrich the Canon-based professional imaging experience with the latest solutions to users technical, workflow and creative challenges. Offerings can cover a range of instruction geared towards still photography, video and digital cinema production, and high-end printing professionals.

Several of the Canon Professional Development workshops and seminars will take place in the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center in Hollywood, California. The Center is a way for imaging professionals in the Hollywood community to receive industry service, support and educational programs.

For the 2013 schedule, additional information and pricing of Canon’s Professional Development Seminars and Workshops, please visit usa.canon.com/proworkshops.

Explorers of Light
The Explorers of Light concept came out of Canon U.S.A. in the mid 1990's as a broad-ranging initiative for photographic education and inspiration. Today, the group is comprised of more than 50 of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their own creative specialty. The EOLs share their photographic passions and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts in a variety of personal appearances, seminars and gallery showings throughout the United States. Examples of the EOLs' work may be found online at the Explorers of Light Gallery as well as numerous museums, galleries and publications. Explorers of Light use Canon EOS photographic equipment. For more information, please visit the Canon Digital Learning Center: www.learn.usa.canon.com

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

Availability, prices, and specifications of all seminars and workshops are subject to change without notice.

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