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Canon attends Imaging USA 2014, honors Monte Zucker

January 21, 2014

Photo by Elaine Vuong


The highlights of the Canon booth at Imaging USA 2014 in Phoenix, AZ featured presentations by some of the country’s most renowned photographers, a showcase of our products and a tribute to one of our late Explorer of Lights, Monte Zucker.

During this three-day event, the CDLC team was alongside the Speedlite stage, where photographers like Bruce Dorn, Clay Blackmore and Hanson Fong demonstrated their creative uses of the Speedlite flashes. Our own technical advisor, Rudy Winston, was also there to share some Speedlite tips.

Photo by Elaine Vuong


Before any of the photographers at the Speedlite stage set up their flashes, they posed their models first – a popular topic during this show.

“You can’t light the subject until you pose them,” said Fong. “Photographing from above their eyes, like while you’re on a ladder, helps make them look skinnier and loses that double chin. Drop the shoulder to elongate the neckline,” he added.

Photo by Elaine Vuong


Some of his ideas were echoed on the Canon Live Learning stage, where one of the speakers was photographer, Michele Celentano.

“Pressing your hips back can take as much as ten pounds off,” she said.

Technical knowledge was also shared on the Speedlite stage, most of which was for the Speedlite 600EX-RT, by Winston. Topics included E-TTL, AI Servo AF and more.

On the last day of the show, Monte Zucker was honored in a tribute for the Canon Printer Prize. Zucker, who passed away in 2007, was a former Explorer of Light and a renowned photographer who specialized in wedding and portrait photography. About a hundred people gathered around the Canon Live Learning stage to watch this video tribute, including Celentano.

“He was my mentor and taught me a lot of what I know,” she said through tears.

Around the entire Canon booth, our product counters were stocked with EOS cameras and lenses, our printers showing the quality and vibrance of prints, our CPS (Canon Professional Services) lounge filled with customers getting free cleanings and tons of photographers and hobbyists learning more about what we have to offer.

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