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Canon USA Offers National Parks Visitors Free Photography in the Parks Workshops

Canon’s Photography in the Parks Program Equips Visitors with Free Camera/Camcorder Loans and Pro Photography Lessons

June 6, 2012
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Lake Success, NY—Canon USA is again joining forces with several of the country’s 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 a guided walking photo tour.

Following the tour, participants can 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 this year are Canon video workshops, with visitors using Canon Vixia camcorders or EOS DSLRs to participating in hands-on videography demonstrations 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 USA. “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 app, National Parks by National Geographic. Available as a free download from Apple’s App Store, the app provides park information and photo galleries, travel tips from National Geographic editors and information about park events—including the Canon Photography in the Parks program. It 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; and Acadia, August 18 – August 29. For more information on the Canon Photography in the Parks program, visit Canon USA on Facebook at


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