Above: Photo 101: How To Take Great Pictures with Rudy Winston
Canon announced the start of Canon Online Learning Center, and put a first set of classes online. The videos last less than one minute and are teasers.
Child’s Play: Tips for Photographing Children with Jennifer Borget
Great Landscapes Made Easy with Jennifer Wu
Getting Started with Flash Photography with Syl Arena
Printing Basics & Beyond with Eddie Tapp and Angelica Li
Canon Educates and Inspires With New In-Depth Online Learning Program
Canon Online Learning Courses Designed to Support and Develop Imaging Skills for Passionate Photographers of All Levels
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is launching Canon Online Learning, a new program of immersive digital courses designed to help photo and video enthusiasts of all levels develop their skills at their own pace. The program, which expands upon Canon’s robust mix of existing free and paid educational offerings, looks to educate parents, travelers, imaging hobbyists and working professionals with proven techniques from recognizable industry talents.
Available now are these initial seven courses, suitable for all skill levels:
- Understanding EOS Camera Operations
- Photo 101: How to Take Great Pictures
- Printing Basics & Beyond
- Great Landscapes Made Easy
- Child’s Play: Simple Tips for Photographing Children
- Getting Started with Flash Photography
- Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series
These first seven courses, and subsequent classes to follow, will include video guides unique to each course with the option to download or print PDF materials. With the exception of Canon Insider Guide: EOS Rebel Series, courses will also include complementary resources such as bonus video content, lighting/shooting diagrams, shot lists, resource guides and interviews with course instructors. Additional interactive materials may include quizzes, assignments, interactive images and diagrams.
“Canon has always provided industry leading educational resources for our customers. Over the years, we have expanded our offerings to include live workshops, one-on-one in-person sessions and countless free lectures across the country. Now, for those passionate customers looking to take a deeper dive into photography or videography, we have developed a curriculum of content that addresses the various ways our customers use our products today, and it’s available at their convenience online, day or night,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new program also helps familiarize the imaging community with our wide range of educational tools, allowing them to learn valuable tips from our technical experts, as well as our Explorers of Light professional photographers.”
Edit: the original Instagram post was deleted
The picture above was posted on Instagram by user levi_siver. It’s a team working on a Red Bull sponsored surf footage. If you read the text at the bottom of the image, it says “working on a windsurf feature for the new unreleased Canon camera“. When asked by another user if it is the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, levi_silver answered “yes“, and added a smiley.
You can’t really see or recognise very much of the camera. However, it is totally possible that this is the real thing. If we believe in an announcement before Photokina 2016 (and we do), then it is likely that Canon is already working on the promotion material for the EOS 5D Mark IV.
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Canon EOS 80D at a glance:
- 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- DIGIC 6 Image Processor
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
- Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
- 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting
- Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
- RGB+IR 7560-Pixel Metering Sensor
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Thanks Daniel for the tip. All pictures © Furtenbach Adventures, and used with permission.
A Canon EOS C300 Mark II made it to the summit of the Everest. It happened on May 19, 2016, when an Austrian expedition reached the summit of the highest mountain on earth. The EOS C300 Mark II was used for what is going to be the first 4K production of Mt. Everest. The expedition was organised by Furtenbach Adventures.
There is a long interview with the guys who did it, mainly about the mountaineering-challenges, and it is in German. However, you can get a pretty decent machine translation here (at least you’ll grasp what is said). An excerpt:
Using the latest camera technology, the team led by Tyrolean expedition organiser Lukas Furtenbach, filmed all the way to the summit. It’s the first full 4K production from Mount Everest. Overall, they spent more than 1.5 hours at the top to create footage with various camera systems (including 360 ° VR cameras) for two projects of a German private television station and a cinema project.
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II was sponsored by Canon Germany as part of a case study for the company. As Lukas Furtenbach told me via email, they were very happy with the EOS C300 Mark II and its performance, which all along the way to the summit never missed a hit. The EOS C300 Mark II was operated by German cameraman Philip Flaming. The two projects mentioned above are TV-documentaries. Hope there will soon be a “making of” of these productions.
Furtenbach Adventures, the company that organised the ascension to Mt. Everest send me a brief press statement that I translated for you.
After no one was on the summit of Mount Everest for almost two years, we were one of the first expeditions reaching the summit of Mount Everest from Nepal. On 19/05/2016 at 6:15am there were 5 of 6 participants and a camera crew at the top. And they wrote film history.
After decades there was again an expedition of a Tyrolean [Austria, editors note] organizer with special features:
We were the first commercial expedition ever which has acclimatised at home as cohesive team high in the mountains, six weeks before the start of the expedition. This gave us an almost twice as long acclimatization time compared to other teams and we were better prepared to do the summit, could climb faster, and head right back to the secure Camp 2 (usually after having done the summit, people descends only into the more exposed Camp 4). As successive events on Mt. Everest have shown in the following days, this was the key to a safe ascent and descent. There were six deaths and more than eighty people with severe frostbite. The time our expedition had to spent on spot was far below that of most other teams, thanks to our acclimatization efforts at home. For us this is the future of commercial high altitude mountaineering, as it increases security and chances of success.
We had connected two film projects. Using the latest camera technology we shot all the way to the top. It is the first full 4K production from Mount Everest. Overall, we spent more than 1.5 hours at the top, to use the various camera systems (including 360 ° VR cameras) for two projects of a German private TV station. Our expedition also hosted the mammoth 360 Project.
- New Canon 8.85 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
- Dual Canon DIGIC DV5 Image Processors
- Canon XF-AVC H.264 Codec
- Internal 4K/2K/Full HD Recording
- Twin 3G-SDI Outputs for up to 30p 4K
- Full Manual Control
- 1.77 Megapixel Color OLED EVF With Adjustable 60o Tilt Angle
- Uses All Canon CN-E Cinema Prime and Zoom Lenses
- Uses All Canon EF and EF-S Photo Lenses (Including Specialty Tilt-Shift and Other Models)
- Built-In Mono Microphone
- Removable LCD Monitor and Control Panel with XLR Inputs
- Removable Hand Grip
- Improved Low-Angle Camera Handle Extension
- Built-in Dual-Band Wi-Fi for Remote LiveView Display and Camera Control