Learn about the picturesque places Canon will go next year for their Canon EOS Destination Workshops


posted Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 2:30 PM EDT


Would you like to travel to beautiful locations to capture great images while being taught by some of the world's best photographers and educators? If so, you're in luck as Canon has announced new Canon Live Learning EOS Destination Workshops for 2018.

The new workshops will take place across a wide variety of locations throughout the United States. The new Live Learning workshops start in Death Valley, California in February for a landscape photography workshop with Erin Babnick. If you've ever wanted to see the northern lights, you'll have as good a chance as any when Canon heads to Fairbanks, Alaska in March with Ken Sklute. Adam Jones, who we had the chance to work with in Yellowstone earlier this year with the Canon 6D Mark II, will lead a horse racing and bourbon trail workshop in Lexington, Kentucky in April. There are a pair of workshops scheduled for May, the first one focused on architecture and tilt-shift photography with Chris Marquardt in New York City and a second one in North Carolina for a Blue Ridge mountain macro workshop with Matthew Cicanese. The current schedule wraps up in Washington with portraiture and landscape education with Parish Kohanim.

Image credit: Matthew Cicanese. Cicanese will be leading a macro adventure workshop in North Carolina in late May.

We at IR can personally speak to the exceptional talent and communication skills of one of the instructors in the program, namely our fellow Atlantan Parish Kohanim. Parish is as a rare example of an unusually gifted creative artist who's also a great teacher. We had the unique privilege of being in Parish's Atlanta studio and watching him work with the then still-confidential Canon 5D Mark IV and a talented local model. It was amazing to see him take an initial image that we ourselves could see little potential in, and work with the props and the model to produce an absolutely stunning final result. (And in our opinion, stunning is not too strong a term.) Not only did he create great photos with the 5D Mark IV, but we found him to be a great teacher as well, able to share both deeper creative insights as well as very practical tips. The other instructors in Canon's Live Learning Destination Workshops are undoubtedly excellent as well.

The prices range from US$1,499 to $1,999 for the workshops listed above, although Canon Professional Services members can receive a discount. You can learn more about each of the workshops and register by visiting the Canon EOS Destination Workshops website. Spots will surely fill up fast.

Index image credit: Ken Sklute