We meet before dawn to make our way to the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park to photograph the geothermal pools at sunrise. We’re a small group of photographers led by Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones, who has photographed the area extensively and knows the best spots for early-morning light. When we arrive, we spread out, looking for unique perspectives and setting up our gear in anticipation of spectacular sunrise skies above the landscape. Jones makes his way quietly through the group, giving one-on-one attention to each of us and offering suggestions for camera settings to capture the scene. As daylight begins to break, the skies light up in glowing magenta hues, reflected in the streams and pools below. It’s a stunningly beautiful sight.
So begins the first morning of our photographic adventure with the Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshop Landscapes and Wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. Over the next few days, we explore and photograph the park’s most celebrated locations, including Grand Prismatic Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. There are also opportunities for photographing Yellowstone’s diverse wildlife, including bison, elk, bears and wolves. The Canon Live Learning Team has everything planned so that we can focus on our photography. At midday and in early afternoons, we gather to process and share our work with the group, with the benefit of photo critiques from Jones. Then we head back out in time to photograph sunset at another incredible location. This is the ideal photo workshop experience.
One of the top benefits of Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops is their instructors. Each workshop is led by an expert photographer who knows the destination intimately, with deep knowledge of the techniques needed for successful images. Many are led by Canon Explorers of Light, an exclusive group of the most influential photographers in the world. It’s a rare chance to shoot side-by-side with some of the world’s best photographers and gain insights into their creative processes and decision making, as well as their mastery of Canon cameras and lenses.
Access To Canon Cameras & Lenses
Unique to Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops is the availability of a wide selection of Canon EOS cameras and lenses for your use, included within the workshop fee. You’ll be able to try out the newest EOS cameras and an array of L- series lenses, including specialty optics, based on attendee wishlists. It’s an opportunity to learn about the latest Canon innovations and how to use them directly from Canon’s experts, including the workshop leaders and Canon technical reps, in small-group settings. You’ll also have the option to make prints of your best images using Canon professional inkjet printers to commemorate the adventure.
An Engaging Community
Your companions in these small-group workshops share your passion for photography, and you’ll likely develop lasting friendships. Each itinerary includes classroom sessions as well as group meals and social gatherings where you can share what you’ve learned and exchange ideas and gear recommendations for the next day’s shoot.
The Ultimate Learning Opportunity
Canon’s Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops combine iconic locations, access to Canon’s latest technology and in-the-field instruction from top pros, with fellow photographers who share your passion. And, if you’re a Canon Professional Services member, you’ll also receive a discount on the workshop fee. For more information about these exciting workshops and a complete schedule, visit usa.canon.com/destinationworkshops.
Here are just a few of the upcoming Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops.
Blue Ridge Mountains Macro Adventure
Asheville, North Carolina
May 21 – May 25, 2018
The Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the most biologically diverse places in the world. From vibrant fungi to cryptic insects, macro subjects of all shapes, sizes and colors are hidden throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll learn how to find and shoot macro subjects in a variety of ways, including traditional macro, extreme close-up, wide-angle, field studio, and night species, led by award-winning macro photographer and National Geographic Explorer Matthew Cicanese.
Spectacular Portraits In The Palouse Landscapes
June 22 – June 24, 2018
Washington’s Palouse is an incredible region of rolling hills filled with patterns of growing crops, rural barns, and ever-changing skies. It is breathtakingly beautiful, with lush bucolic rolling green hills, reminiscent of Tuscany. This workshop is not only about taking exceptional landscape shots—it takes a very special twist. Canon Explorer of Light Parish Kohanim will teach you to take exceptional portraits using this amazing landscape as a background.
Landscapes and Wildlife,
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park, Montana
Session 1: September 21 – September 25, 2018
Session 2: September 27 – October 1, 2018
Spend an unforgettable four days focusing on the spectacular landscapes and magnificent wildlife of Yellowstone National Park, the American treasure hailed as the ‟Serengeti of North America.” Internationally recognized nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Adam Jones is your guide as you photograph remarkable scenic landscapes and wildlife including elk, deer, bear, coyote and large herds of bison.
Out Of Africa At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Glen Rose, Texas
October 10 – October 12, 2018
Create all the dazzling images of an African photo safari—without leaving the country. Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon leads this multi-day workshop to photograph zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, rhino, giraffe and other rare and remarkable creatures at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, which is dedicated to the conservation of species in peril. You’ll see more than 1,000 animal species over 1,700 acres.
Arches National Park, Rock Climbers & Cowboys
October 11 – October 13, 2018
Award-winning adventure photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Tyler Stableford leads this action-packed workshop in the heart of Utah’s Canyonlands country. Stableford will share his secrets to capturing the elusive “dramatic moment.” You’ll explore the magnificent sandstone arches and towers of Arches National Park, with opportunities for adventure sports photography, environmental portraiture, and a nighttime shoot to capture starscapes under the arches.