Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Canon Photography in the Parks heads to Yosemite

May 25, 2010, 11:15 am

Join American Park Network and Canon at Yosemite National Park to learn how to take better digital photographs at the FREE Photography in the Parks workshops.

Beginners and seasoned photographers alike will benefit from the guidance and direction offered by our team of expert photographers, all while exploring the most scenic areas of Yosemite!  Participants can bring their own equipment or use Canon’s SLRs and lenses—all free of charge.

From June 7-28, there will be two workshops each day, hosted by a professional photographer who will lead you on a photo walk and give you some new perspectives of the park and photography. There will also be an instructive session, focusing on photographic techniques, held each evening. Canon Explorer of Light Lewis Kemper, an acclaimed wildlife and nature photographer, will be leading the photo workshops on Friday and Saturday June 25 and 26.

This year’s Photography in the Parks program kicks off in Yosemite National Park and will travel to the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons before wrapping up in Acadia and Bar Harbor.

For a detailed list of workshop dates, times and locations, along with more information about the Photography in the Parks program, visit the Canon Digital Learning Center.


No matter where you head this summer, be sure to take lots of photos, and enter your best national park photographs into the fifth annual Canon Photography In The Parks Photo Contest. The contest, open until September 30th, invites photography enthusiasts to enter by submitting their “Inspirational Nature Images”–the theme for this year’s contest. Photos taken at any park or monument in America can be entered through the Canon Digital Learning Center.

Canon will have two contest divisions--one for photographers between the ages of 13 and 17, and a separate division for adults ages 18 and older. This will enhance the contest experience by allowing aspiring teen photographers to compete amongst their peers.

After entering their photos through the Canon Digital Learning Center, potential contest winners will have the opportunity to forward an e-postcard of their submitted images to friends and family as a fun way to share their photographs.

Winning photographers from the Photography in the Parks Photo Contest will receive some of Canon’s hottest photographic equipment and a chance to win a national park adventure for two. Click here to submit your photos today!

After you submit your photos, check out the Canon Digital Learning Center to take advantage of the various educational resources that Canon has to offer for novices and advanced photographers alike. The Canon Digital Learning Center is a great resource for beginners and professionals alike both of whom can benefit from the sites online tutorials, Explorer of Light tips and a host other tools. Spend a little time on the site and you'll quickly be able to unlock your creative potential taking digital photos.

Get up-to-date workshop information and photo tips from Explorers of Light Darrell Gulin and Lewis Kemper by becoming a fan of Canon Photography in the Parks on Facebook.