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Canon USA will be located in 3 areas during the 2019 Palm Springs Photo Festival.

1.        HYATT PALM SPRINGS / PALM CANYON ROOM

Canon will be working together with Samy’s Camera in the Palm Canyon Room. Attendees can touch and try the latest Canon cameras, lenses and accessories.


Canon Professional Services (CPS) is offering Palm Springs Photo Festival attendees free clean & check service on their Canon camera products. Clean & check service is provided on a first come, first served basis. There is a limit of 2 pieces per person, per day. Gear submitted for clean & check must be picked up the same day it is dropped off.


EQUIPMENT CLEAN & CHECKS

Tuesday, May 7th:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 8th:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, May 9th:  9:00am – 4:00pm


2.        HYATT PALM SPRINGS / VENDOR AREA

Canon will be creating beautiful prints on their imagePROGRAF professional printers.


3.        KORAKIA PENSIONE


Canon will be loaning gear to workshop attendees from their suite at the Korakia. Loans are provided on a first come, first served basis. Attendees can borrow up to 2 pieces of equipment per day.


EQUIPMENT LOANS

Monday, May 6th:  6:30am – 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 7th:  6:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday, May 8th:  6:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday, May 9th:  6:30am – 3:00pm

Friday, May 10th (Returns):  8:00am – 11:00am

 

PHOTO WALKS

Team Canon will guide PSPF attendees through 3 exciting and educational photo walks in the Palm Springs area throughout the week of the event.

Monday, May 6.  8:45am – 11:00am.  Meeting Point: Canon / Samy’s Suite in the Sponsor Headquarters of the Palm Springs Hyatt:  Prompt departures so please be on time.

TILT-SHIFT STUDIO-STYLE PORTRAITS With Laura Tillinghast

Most photographers think of architecture and landscape as the primary applications for tilt-shift lenses. However, tilt/shift lenses can be used to crate amazing portraits. The tilt function allows you to control depth of field in a way not possible with conventional lenses. Join Laura Tillinghast in this hands on workshop as she shows you how to create unique portraits using tilt-shift lenses. Laura has taught numerous portrait classes for Canon Live Learning as well as authoring multiple articles appearing on the Canon website.

From the first Canon Tilt-shift lens introduced in 1973, Canon has been the leader in tilt-shift photography. Canon currently offers five tilt-shift lenses in the EF Lens Line including focal lengths of 17mm, 24mm, 50mm macro, 90mm macro and135mm macro. Having these focal lengths gives the photographer the flexibility to to photograph groups, environmental portraits and traditional head shots using tilt-shift techniques.

Bring your camera. We’ll supply the model and the lenses. After this workshop you’ll have new ideas of what’s possible by using lenses that tilt and shift.

Tuesday, May 7. 8:45am – 11:00am.  Meeting Point: Canon / Samy’s Suite in the Sponsor Headquarters of the Palm Springs Hyatt:  Prompt departures so please be on time.

PRIME LENS PORTRAITS – ON LOCATION With Laura Tillinghast

Creating portraits with a beautiful bokeh effect can be great for your portfolio but tricky to do well. Join photographer Laura Tillinghast as she shares her techniques for creating stunning bokeh portraits with a live model. This workshop will cover working with natural light on-location. Our location will be the Andreas Canyon just outside Palm Springs (Transportation to and from the Canyon is included). During this workshop you will have the opportunity to try Canon’s newest and fastest portrait lenses including the EF 85mm 1.4L and the EF 135mm f2.0L.

Laura has taught numerous portrait classes for Canon Live Learning as well as authoring multiple articles appearing on the Canon website.

Bring your camera. We’ll supply the model and the lenses.

Wednesday, May 8. 8:45am – 12:00pm.  Meeting Point: Canon / Samy’s Suite in the Sponsor Headquarters of the Palm Springs Hyatt:  Prompt departures so please be on time.

TILT-SHIFT LENSES FOR ARCHITECTURE AND MORE with Jim Rose

Tilt-shift lenses can solve photographic problems that are impossible using conventional optics. From the first Canon Tilt-shift lens introduced in 1973, Canon has been the leader in tilt-shift photography. Canon currently offers five tilt-shift lenses in the EF Lens Line including focal lengths of 17mm, 24mm, 50mm macro, 90mm macro and135mm macro. Join Canon Live Learning Instructor Jim Rose for a photo walk that will show you how to control perspective and image management using tilt-shift lenses.

Once you understand the principals of how tilt-shift lenses work, you can use tilt-shift lenses technically or creatively to create images impossible with standard lenses.

What you will learn:

  • Fundamentals of Tilt-Shift lenses
  • How the movements of the lenses are used to solve problems
  • Traditional and Creative uses for Tilt-Shift lenses
  • How to focus when using the tilt function

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Prize camera – Coming soon!!

Learn with Canon at Our our California Customer Centers

Canon Experience Center, Costa Mesa
The Canon Experience Center is a state-of-the-art photo education facility where our guests can explore the latest Canon technology, develop their photography skills with Canon Live Learning, and connect with our award-winning Service and Support team, including Canon Professional Services. Our full-line showroom is open Monday-Friday and our events and workshops are scheduled throughout the year.

Canon Experience Center
123 Paularino Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
canonexperiencecenter@cusa.canon.com

Canon Burbank
At Canon Burbank, our pro team members host visual content creators for product & workflow consultation, repair services, training and a range of inspirational and informative programming.
We’re your resource in Greater Los Angeles for solutions and insights relating to Canon’s professional camera, lens, reference display, projection and printing products. Count on us to support and collaborate with you on all your creative endeavors.

Canon Burbank
3400 West Olive Avenue, Suite 250
Burbank, CA 91505

Canon Live Learning, San Francisco
Canon Live Learning courses are offered year round in our San Francisco showroom location. Learning experiences cover a wide range of subjects and skill levels. Check our website for current availability in our one-on-one sessions, engaging specialty classes, guest speakers and local field-based workshops.

Canon Live Learning/ San Francisco
201 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
For complete information on all of Canon’s LIVE & ONLINE educational offerings, visit: usa.canon.com/learn

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 to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017 and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED®Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. Follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

Palm Springs Photo Festival No-Fee Slide Show Contest

Each evening of the festival, the work of 4 finalists will be shown. Your work could be seen by the participants and attendees of the PSPF on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum! Canon will be awarding the winner of the Slide Show Contest a special gift! For more information about the contest, please CLICK HERE.