Canon Photography in the Parks

During the summer of 2010, Canon sponsored the Canon Photography in the Parks program where they offered Free photography workshops to visitors in four national parks. That year they spent about 3-4 weeks each in Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Acadia and Yellowstone. Each day they would have two or three workshops that would give hands on instruction while walking and exploring the park. Canon provided a trailer load of photo gear for participants to use free of charge. Each workshop lasted about 3-4 hours. In this trailer they had enough camera gear to support about 50 people. Since this was somewhat geared at point-and-shoot users wanting to learn about the next step in photography, they had a lot of new Rebels with kit lenses. My wife used a Rebel with a EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. They also had higher end gear available for more experienced users. I had a new Canon 5D MK II with a 24-105 F/4L lens. I could have chosen the 70-200 f/2.8 but wanted the wider lens since we were at the Grand Canyon. We had several in our group that chose the new at that time Canon 7D. Since they also offered some paid workshops they were also carrying some really high end gear. One example was the 600mm that they set up on a tripod for our group to check out.

Now this is some serious transportation for +TransportTuesday and +Canon Users

#transporttuesday is curated by +Gene Bowker +Michael Earley +Joe Paul +Mike Masin and +Ian Stewart
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