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


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.


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


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


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.


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



Team Canon will guide PSPF attendees through 2 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.


Most photographers think of architecture and landscape as the primary applications for tilt-shift lenses. However, TS-E 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 these lenses.

From the first Canon Tilt-shift lens introduced in 1973, Canon has been the leader in tilt-shift photography. Canon currently offers five of these unique lenses, including a 17mm, 24mm, 50mm Macro, 90mm Macro, and 135mm Macro. Having these focal lengths gives the photographer the flexibility to photograph groups, environmental portraits, and headshots 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.

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


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.


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 professional model. This workshop will cover working with natural light on-location. Our setting 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 some of 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


Meet Canon’s new addition to the EOS System, the EOS R camera. The foundation of this system is an entirely new lens mount, designed for optical excellence today and incredible optical potential for the future. The prize comes with the completely new EOS R RF 24-105mm f.4 L IS USM lens!

Get ready to capture a variety of subjects in many different environments. Versatility is key with the EOS R; a 30.3 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 8 Image Processor deliver stellar low-light performance, even in dark situations. Focus can be attained with incredible speed and accuracy thanks to Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and a maximum of 5,655 manually selectable AF points**. This system also captures smooth 4K video that’s easy to share and can be enhanced in post-production thanks to the included Canon Log. The built-in, high-precision EVF and a Vari-angle Touchscreen LCD make it easy to adapt to different shooting situations. In daylight or in the dark, in the studio or on the street, the EOS R’s lightweight, intuitive and durable design means strong performance and gorgeous results.

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
[email protected]

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

For complete information on all of Canon’s LIVE & ONLINE educational offerings, visit:

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 [email protected].

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.