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Canon USA launched Canon Live Learning (CLL) last week, an onsite education program targeting photographers who currently use or are interested in Canon EOS photographic products.
CLL will offer high-quality classes and workshops conducted by prominent professional photographers, who have been dubbed Canon’s Explorers of Light.
The CLL program was designed to help students “get the most out of their gear while also having the opportunity to try out Canon’s latest line of EOS products,” the company said.
CLL will consist of two distinct educational opportunities: EOS Essentials and EOS Extras. EOS Essentials is a two-day weekend program which will start on a Saturday with a mini-conference for participants to learn about a variety of topics, followed by optional hands-on workshops.
On the Sunday, participants will be organized in smaller groups and take part in workshops conducted by a Canon Explorer of Light professional photographer.
The EOS Extras program is a series of two-day hands-on workshops with a Canon Explorer of Light. Participants will go on location in order to learn about photographic techniques and try Canon’s latest EOS equipment.
During the first day of the program, four topics will be covered by Canon Explorers of Light, local professional photographers and Canon instructors. Topics in 2009 will include: “Creative Lighting with Speedlites,” “HD Video with EOS DSLRs,” “Landscape/Nature Photography” and “Maximizing Your EOS.” The optional second day will offer a choice between two different hands-on workshops limited to 16 participants each.
The 2009 Canon EOS Essentials program will be held in the following cities: New York, May 30-31; Chicago, June 13-14; Los Angeles, June 20-21; San Francisco, July 18-19; and Boston, Seattle, Atlanta and Dallas, all TBD.
In addition to the EOS Essentials program, CLL is offering EOS Extras where participants will have the opportunity to take part in a weekend of instruction on location at an interesting site.
The first EOS Extras weekend program is scheduled for June 6-7 in Aspen, Colo., with Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford. Additional destinations will be announced in the coming weeks.
Participants in both series will also be able to try out Canon’s latest EOS product line during workshops.
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