The Canon Educational Program at PSPF

At Connect 2011, Canon will be offering small, intimate classes for attendees Monday – Thursday at the Hyatt. Complete information will be posted at Canon’s space in our Sponsorship Headquarters at the Hyatt each day. These classes will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and will run 1 hour each.

Botanical portraits – Barbara Ellison
In this session, Barbara Ellison will show and discuss the different options that you have for creating the perfect portrait. She will discuss lighting, both natural and created, along with composition and color. Barbara will discuss the various ways that you can capture and embellish the botanical image. Completing the presentation, you will see various ways to display your final flower portrait.

Tilt/Shift Lenses – Jim Rose
Canon’s tilt/shift series of lenses gives photographers control over their images in ways they never thought possible. The four tilt/shift lenses in Canon’s EF Lens Line allow you to translate many or your view camera techniques to your 35mm based DSLR camera. Learn the basics of controlling perspective by shifting the lens and manipulating depth of field by using the tilt control. Then explore special effects such as selective focus, panoramas by shifting and combining tilt and shift. Canon tilt/shift lenses will be available for you to try these techniques.

Printing with Canon’s new Pixma Pro 1 printer – Kelly Blok
Learn more about Canon’s new 13 inch professional inkjet printer, the PIXMA Pro 1. It’s 12 LUCIA pigment ink system provides a large color gamut with improved saturation of colors and darker, deeper blacks exhibiting stunning detail. The Pro 1′s five monochrome inks make amazing grayscale quality prints a breeze. Instructor Kelly Blok will be talking about the Pro 1 printer and its creative possibilities. She’ll also cover file preparation for printing, black and white conversion and printing on alternative substrates with a brief color management overview.

Images in the Air – Michael Nadler
Ever been mystified by shooting wirelessly? Here’s the answer. Come and learn how to set up your Canon WFT Wireless Transmitter. Learn how to move images to your computer, view them from the web or Smart Phone. Learn how to control your camera from afar. Spend an hour with Michael Nadler, Canon Professional Specialist, and you will be walked through the basics. You’ll have everything you need to “cut the cord”.

In addition!

During this year’s Palm Springs Photo Festival, Canon Professional Services will provide free camera clean & checks to festival attendees (current Canon cameras, lenses and speedlites only; 4 piece maximum; “same day service” not guaranteed). Professional Market Specialists will also be available for product support, and refreshments will be provided, at the Canon suite in the Hyatt. For more information on this event, please contact Scott Jo.

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