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Canon Live Learning offers students to opportunity to work with some of the nation's best imagemakers from Canon Explorers of Light to Hollywood cinematographers, pioneers and professionals in every field ready to share their attention, knowledge, experience with workshop attendees.

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  • Lindsay Adler

    Lindsay Adler

    Fashion Photographer Lindsay Adler has risen to the top of her industry as both a photographer and educator. As a photographic educator and having been named one of the top 10 best fashion photographers in the world, she is one of the most sought-after speakers internationally.

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  • Steve Anderson

    Steve Anderson

    Steve Anderson is a commercial photographer with over 25 years of experience shooting nearly everything. His food clients enjoy his passion and energy on set and how he brings to life their recipes in a photograph.

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  • Suny Behar

    Suny Behar

    Suny teaches up-and-coming filmmakers at UCLA's Graduate School of Theater, Film and Television as well as serving as a consultant to companies like Canon, HBO and Google.

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  • Sue Bryce

    Sue Bryce

    With 26 years experience, Sue Bryce is one of the most recognizable photographers in the imaging industry. Her glamour, fashion and portrait style transcend past stereotypes and has changed the face of portrait photography. 

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  • Michele Celentano

    Michele Celentano

    Michele Celentano's passion for wedding photography continues to grow, even after fourteen years. Michele quickly became one of the most successful wedding photographers in New York after graduating from the Germain School of Photography at the Center for Media Arts in New York City.

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  • Matthew Cicanese

    Matthew Cicanese

    Matthew Cicanese (sick-uh-neez) is a deaf-blind National Geographic Explorer and Emerging League Photographer with the iLCP (International League of Conservation Photographers). His work is centered around macro subjects that are latent in the world and often overlooked.

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  • David Cobb

    David Cobb

    David M. Cobb is a professional landscape and nature photographer with a particular fondness for long-distance hiking and photographing Japanese gardens.

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  • Jeremy Cowart

    Jeremy Cowart

    At his core, Jeremy is an artist. Starting out as a painter first, Jeremy fell in love with the creative process. But before he knew it, he realized that photography was his true passion. So in April of 2005, Jeremy switched over to it full time and he has never looked back.

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  • Hanson Fong

    Hanson Fong

    Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry today. With more than 30 years of experience,

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  • Liza Gershman

    Liza Gershman

    Liza Gershman is an award-winning photographer, Bay Area native, and seasoned world-traveler. Passionate about food, people, and culture, Liza has had the opportunity to photograph in more than 37 countries and 46 U.S. states during her career.

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  • Charles Glatzer

    Charles Glatzer

    Chas has cemented his place in the world as one of the top wildlife photographers working today. His dynamic and inspirational teaching have also made him one of the most sought after educators and speakers in his field.

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  • Jeff Greene

    Jeff Greene

    Jeff Greene is a veteran professional photographer and digital imaging instructor with over 25 years of experience in photojournalism, studio portraiture, and landscape & nature photography.

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  • Joel Grimes

    Joel Grimes

    For over 26 years, Joel has worked for many of the top advertising agencies across the globe. Over the years, his assignments have taken him to every state across the USA and to over fifty countries around the globe.

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  • Dave Henry

    Dave Henry

    For well over 30 years Dave has taught seminars and led photography workshops all over the world. He's known for his energetic and warm personal style. He enjoys helping photographers enhance their natural skills and talents.

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  • Mason Higa

    Mason Higa

    Mason currently is at the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center as a Marketing Associate Specialist, providing on-site support management for the Professional Development Seminars and Workshops in California.

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  • Ralph Lee Hopkins

    Ralph Lee Hopkins

    Ralph Lee Hopkins travels to to the world’s wild places with Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic. A dedicated Canon photographer, Ralph relies on an arsenal of lenses that he carries in a sling bag for easy access.

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  • Peter Hurley

    Peter Hurley

    Peter Hurley is somewhat of a rare breed. His prowess behind the camera fueled his desire to educate and he has spoken at Google, Apple, Microsoft and TEDx and Canon recently inducted Peter into their coveted Explorer of Light program.

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  • Pye Jirsa

    Pye Jirsa

    Director, photographer, educator. Founder and Partner of Lin and Jirsa Photography, a boutique Southern California wedding and portrait photography studio composed of an incredible creative team that shoots over 300 weddings each year, with nearly 1,000 yearly client commissions. 

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  • Eric Joseph

    Eric Joseph

    Eric Joseph is a photographer and the Senior Vice President of New Business and Product Development at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. His interest in photography was piqued during a Sierras backpacking trip with his high school biology class.

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  • Lewis Kemper

    Lewis Kemper

    Lewis Kemper has been photographing the natural beauty of North America, and its parklands for over 30 years. During his extensive travels, he has been to 47 states from Alaska to Florida. His work has been exhibited and published in magazines, books, and calendars worldwide.

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  • Christopher Kern

    Christopher Kern

    Christopher Kern has been shooting and producing commercial photography projects since 2003.  He holds an MFA in Photography from the prestegious Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  Along with his freelance photography work, he has been utilizing his MFA as a photo instructor since 2009.

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  • Douglas Kirkland

    Douglas Kirkland

    Douglas Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major celebrities — from Marilyn Monroe to Angelina Jolie. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, then Life Magazine during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s.

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  • Parish Kohanim

    Parish Kohanim

    Parish Kohanim has been intimately involved with photography for over 30 years. Parish, who is a renowned commercial photographer, is now devoting his efforts towards his first love, fine art photography.

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  • George Lepp

    George Lepp

    George D. Lepp is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images.

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  • Sharon Levy Freed

    Sharon Levy Freed

    Denver native Sharon Levy Freed is short. She likes to be in the front row and discovered long ago that putting a video camera on her shoulder gets her where the action is all the time.

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  • Terrell Lloyd

    Terrell Lloyd

    Since 1992, Terrell Lloyd has provided professional photography services to individuals and organizations throughout the United States. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the high-tech capital of world, Silicon Valley, Terrell Lloyd is most known for his special combination of artistic vision and cutting-edge technology.

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  • Amina Moreau

    Amina Moreau

    Amina Moreau is the cofounder of the Emmy Award winning Stillmotion. She believes in telling stories that make a difference, and that in order to create truly powerful imagery, one must have a strong purpose behind every choice.

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  • Laura Morita

    Laura Morita

    Laura, a professional child and family photographer, has a love of photographing children and families that is contagious and hopes to pass on her knowledge to you so that you can take better pictures of your loved ones.

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  • Zak Noyle

    Zak Noyle

    Zak Noyle is considered one of the best surf photographers in the world. Based on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu, Zak spends countless hours in the water, creating dramatic imagery and artful interpretations of the world's most magnificent ocean environment.

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  • Brent Ramsey

    Brent Ramsey

    Brent Ramsey has spent over thirty years in the cinematography field where he has worked on television programs, films and commercials. He is currently a Canon Technical Advisor for our motion picture equipment.

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  • Eric Stoner

    Eric Stoner

    Eric's professional photographic career spans over 25 years specializing in portraits, weddings and commercial photography using everything from simple lighting to very complex.

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  • Laura Tillinghast

    Laura Tillinghast

    Born and raised on the West Coast, Laura Tillinghast began making art at a young age. She explored many mediums until finally discovering photography when she was 17 years old. Shooting primarily advertising and editorial content, you never know what you will find in front of her lens.

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