Canon wants people to take more pictures in parks. They also want them to take better pictures in parks. Most importantly though, they’re prepared to actually help people take those better pictures.
The camera company is going to do that in two ways.
The first is by re-running the Canon Photography In The Parks Photo Contest. The competition runs from June 1 to September 29 and is open to any non-professional (that is, someone who earned less than half their income from photography over the last three years) and who has an image to submit to the contest’s two categories: landscape and wildlife. Entry is free but limited to just one image per category. The photos will be judged according to originality, artistic composition, technique and technical execution. The Grand Prize is a four-night vacation in a national or state park and some very nice Canon camera equipment.
So if you have a outstanding landscape or animal shot taking up space on your hard drive, send it in.
But the other way that Canon is trying to encourage better landscape photography is even better. They’re running free workshops. The classes are taking place until mid-August at Yosemite, Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Parks and are taught by the professional photographers in Canon’s Explorer of Light roster. The company will even lend students its equipment and provide prints and CDs of the images during the classes.
So if you were ever in need of another reason to spend more time outdoors, now you have one.
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