Canon U.S.A. 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 one of their photos for free on-site, and to download their image collection later from a secure server. 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 on the App Store, expanded guides for parks participating in the Canon Photography in the Parks Program can be purchased for .99 cents each.
The individual park apps provide 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 through June 20
Zion: June 24 through July 9
Yosemite: July 13 through July 19
Yellowstone: July 23 through July 31
Grand Teton: August 1 through August 2
Rocky Mountain: August 5 through August 11
Acadia: August 18 through August 29
For more information on the Canon Photography in the Parks program, visit Canon U.S.A. on Facebook at facebook.com/canonUSA.