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Canon U.S.A., Palm Springs Photo Festival Title Sponsor, will be located in 3 areas during the festival.

HYATT PALM SPRINGS
Palm Canyon Room

Canon will be working with Samy’s Camera in the Palm Canyon Room.

Canon Professional Services is offering Palm Springs Photo Festival attendees free clean & check service on 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.

Tuesday May 8th | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday May 9th | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday May 10th | 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sponsor Headquarters

Canon will be showing EOS and Cinema EOS system cameras, lenses and accessories.

KORAKIA PENSIONE

Canon will again be loaning gear to workshop attendees from their suite on the Moroccan side of the Korakia. Open at 8:00am.

Printing will be done on the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000 wide format printer. Canon staff will be on-site to answer questions and make prints.

Canon Photography Teacher Jim Rose will guide attendees in four, terrific photo-walks in the Palm Springs Area during the week.

All Canon photo walks are limited to 20 attendees and are FREE. First-come, first-served. Transportation will be provided as required.

Monday, 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.

A limited quantity of Canon cameras and lenses will be available for loan in the Canon / Samy’s Suite on a first-come, first-served basis prior to departure times.

SEEING WITH MACRO LENSES

Macro subjects can be found anywhere, and Palm Springs is rich with fascinating opportunities. Canon’s  Macro Lenses Photo Walk will explore the grounds in an around the Festival area of Old Palm Springs in search of macro subjects. Beyond typical macro subjects like plants and flowers, we’ll look for insects, rocks, unusually beautiful leaves and tree trunks indigenous to this California desert area and perhaps urban archeology too!.  We can find patterns in ordinary objects when working in close proximity with our super sharp macro lenses. We will be thinking small and making great images on this photo walk.

Tuesday, May 8. 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.

THE TELEPHOTO EXPLORATION WALK

When we think about travel photography, most of the time we shoot our images with focal lengths from about 24mm to 100mm. Canon’s Telephoto Exploration Walk is designed for you to use your creativity by forcing you to use your telephoto or telephoto zoom lens to isolate your subject from the background or compress a whole city block into one frame. Join us on this photo walk and see travel & stock photography from a whole new perspective. 

Wednesday, May 9. 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.

CREATIVE EXPLORATIONS IN THE ANCIENT PALM CANYONS

We will head to the vaunted Palm Canyons to photograph North America’s oldest living, unspoiled palm oasis. This opportunity to photograph in this unique desert environment is unparalleled. We will head out with a variety of lenses with only one subject in mind –Discovering a landscape unchanged for centuries. Untouched by human intervention and kept that way by the Agua Client Band Of Cahuilla Indians upon whose land this famous palm oasis sits. We’ll bring a great assortment of Canon cameras and super sharp Canon lenses for this expedition. “Creative Explorations in the Ancient Palm Canyons will put your imagination to work. It may seem daunting, but we can choose our lens from wide angle to telephoto. This photo walk will force you to think outside the box to create great images in an exceptional landscape.

Thursday, May 10. 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.

TRAVEL DETAILS PHOTO WALK

Palm Springs is an amazing travel photography destination. Canon’s Travel Details Photo Walk will explore the area surrounding the festival venues in search of travel photography imagery from the lock on a door to a row of hats in a store window to the fabulous boutique hotel, Korakia Pensione, to perspectives on famous public landmark buildings.  This photo walk will consider the detail itself, creative composition, color and lighting techniques to make images with impact.

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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 an EOS M5 camera with 15-45mm lens. For more information about the contest, please CLICK HERE.   

 


 

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