Canon UK Launches Competition to Find Ultimate Summer Storyteller

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Canon press release:

Canon UK commissioned the research to mark the launch of its 365 Days of Summer competition to find a storyteller to spend a year identifying and living 365 new stories across the globe as part of its new Live For The Story brand positioning.

Roald Dahl, the creator of classics such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach has topped the poll of the greatest authors, songwriters, artists and photographers. Visual storytellers including graffiti artist Banksy, Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg and legendary cartoonist Walt Disney also featured in the top 50.

The research also showed a staggering 94 per cent of adults enjoy a good story with the average adult telling four stories a day, through words, conversation and with photos.

Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “You can’t beat a good story, whether it’s words in a book, photographs, film or simply through conversation. Roald Dahl in particular may be well known for his words, but the images which accompanied many of his children’s books have helped to paint a picture for children for generations.

“As technology evolves, stories are now so much more than just the written word and people today have a variety of ways to tell their story and make sure it lives on. Whether they are to inform, relay a message or just to entertain, there are stories which will go on to be told for generations to come. At Canon we celebrate storytelling in all its forms and with the launch of our Live For The Story campaign we want to encourage people to tell their story and live every experience to the fullest no matter how insignificant.”

Canon is looking for someone to fill a very unique position as it begins its search for the ultimate storyteller. The lucky person will spend a year chasing summer across the globe in order to identify 365 inspiring stories. Applications for this unique role will be taken via Instagram and judged by actress, producer, musician and storyteller, Zoë Kravitz.

The successful candidate will chase summer all over the world, visiting destinations from Lisbon to Melbourne to Brazil, curating their own story of the summer.

Those who think they have what it takes to inspire people to find their own stories can apply by sharing their most memorable summer story on Instagram with the story behind it (no more than 50 words), tagging @CanonUK and #liveforthestory. Submissions will be judged on a number of elements including storytelling ability, visual appeal, originality and inspirational qualities. The successful candidate will be required to travel the world chasing summer in order to identify 365 inspiring stories throughout the course of the job. The role is all expenses paid and, of course, offers a holiday allowance of 365 days per annum.

Canon’s storyteller will be tasked with identifying 365 new summer stories throughout the year, bringing back the art of storytelling and inspiring people to make the most of every moment in their life. The journey they choose is for them to decide, it will be their story to create and inspire.

Matthew Searle – Country Director, Canon UK and Ireland said: “Every moment has the potential to be important, even more so in the summer when we are open to new challenges and experiences. We are on the hunt for someone to inspire us, to help us ‘Live For The Story’ every day and ensure none of us miss those special moments.”

This jaw-dropping video shows the full cloud inversion, a rare phenomenon in the Grand Canyon, and was shot with Canon gear


The amazing video above shows a rare phenomenon known as the full cloud inversion. Harun Mehmedinovic tells us what the phenomenon is about, and how they produced the video:

Millions of visitors a year come to Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the most visited national park in the western United States. However, on extremely rare days when cold air is trapped in the canyon and topped by a layer of warm air, which in combination with moisture and condensation, form the phenomenon referred to as the full cloud inversion. In what resembles something between ocean waves and fast clouds, Grand Canyon is completely obscured by fog, making the visitors feel as if they are walking on clouds.

This video was filmed as part of SKYGLOW, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America. This project is being produced in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association, a non-profit fighting for the preservation of night skies around the globe.

Canon EOS 5Ds R and EOS 5D Mark III cameras and Canon lenses were used to shot the film, sponsored by Canon USA, aided by Alpine Labs‘ Michron & Pulse, powered by Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini. LRTimelapse was used to process some of the shots.

Original video premiered on BBC Earth. High resolution stills can be found here.

This 4 Minutes Song is a Photography 101

The guys behind Photos in Color posted a funny 4 minutes song on YouTube. The “Photography For Beginners Song – 12 Days Of Photography” song not only is funny but also is a quick Photography 101.

Everything you need to know about photography in one simpler (funny) song. We all know the song the 12 days of christmas right? Well this is the 12 days of photography and yes it gets faster, more crazy and Ed Gregory has a hard time keeping up.

Canon Little League Photo Contest to Offer 3 Lucky Fans a Chance to Win a Trip to Meet Former Major League All-Star Mark Teixeira

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Canon Press Release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 15, 2017 – Former Major League All-Star and New York Yankee, Mark Teixeira, swings back into action with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, in support of the Canon Little League®PhotoContest powered by PIXMA printers.  This partnership means Teixeira will be on hand at the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, PA, on August 27 to meet the winners and unveil the winning photos.

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ShutterCount App updated with graphs and forecasts, outdated firmware warning, and more features

Dire Studio updated their popular ShutterCount app (MacOS and iOS only) with a rich feature pack:

The Plus Pack contains graphs and forecasts, outdated firmware warning, simple time and date synchronization and history log duplicate removal. The Plus Pack is an optional add-on, and can be purchased from within the Mac and iOS versions of ShutterCount.

The Plus Pack’s graphing and forecasting features take advandage of your existing history logs, with no need to round-trip the data into another application to visualize your camera usage habits. ShutterCount also knows your camera’s shutter durability rating, and calculates the forecast based on that number.

The Plus Pack is available as in app purchase. The ShutterCount app is available for MacOS and iOS.

A bit of Everything (lighting tips, Milvus 2/35 ZE, Irix 11mm f/4 & 15mm f/2.4, EOS M6, Sigma 135mm f/1.8)

Above: Lighting Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’ – Advancing Your Photography

In this video, National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes gives us his lighting tips and the secrets for controlling light in your photographs. You’ll learn about the 3 types of light and how to control each. Bob explains how to capture the shot using natural light without lots of equipment. He shares his decades of experience, knowledge and travels with you in this video.

Above: Spring by Jamie Scott (shot on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with a 24mm prime lens)

Zeiss Milvus 2/35 ZE (Canon mount) DxOmarked (German Precision)- DxOMark

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Concert Photography: The Next Stage – Canon Digital Learning Center

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Below: Baby Photography Tips for Parents with Kelly Brown – Canon Australia

Canon Master Kelly Brown has been a professional baby photographer for the best part of a decade. Here she shares her baby photography tips to help parents capture beautiful photos of their little angels’ precious first moments.