Sydney, Australia (PressExposure) June 23, 2011 -- Continuing to drive creative imaging in Australia, digital camera market leader*1 Canon Australia has just launched a website dedicated to professional photography - the Canon EOS Professional Website.
"The Canon EOS Professional site will be a revelation to amateur and enthusiast photographers as well as a great resource for working professionals," said Cathy Hattersley, Brand Manager - EOS Professional, Canon Australia. "The content features the work, tips and gear used by the best in the business, so it's both inspiring and informative - a window directly into the world of the working professional."
A highlight is the 'Seconds/with' web series shot exclusively for the Canon EOS Professional Website. Season One - now showing - feature interviews with four critically acclaimed professional photographers: Darren Jew, a master of nature photography; Stephen Dupont, a world renowned photojournalist; Craig Golding, acclaimed sports photographer; and Simon Harsent, a preeminent commercial photographer.
"Consumers can get closer to professional photographers in an entertaining and informative way, while our Canon Professional Services members get a new online platform from which to introduce their work to new audiences including the very active World of EOS community, which recently passed its 50,000-member milestone."
Providing a peek inside the camera bags of the pros is the new Gear-in-Action series, where Canon EOS professionals discuss their equipment, share tips from recent projects and reveal what it takes to capture the images that rank them at the top of their profession . The current episode takes you behind the scenes of the making of 'Powderfinger - Sunsets', produced using the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D digital SLR cameras [http://www.canon.com.au/For-You/Digital-Cameras/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras].
This new dedicated professional site follows enhancements to the Canon Professional Services program, which has been supporting professional photographers in Australia for more than a decade. The enhancements include a range of enhanced member benefits for working professionals who use Canon EOS 1-series and 5-series cameras as well as opportunities to grow their businesses.
Other features of the new Canon EOS Professional Website:
- Professional photographer locator - search for a professional by location and/or specialty (wedding, travel, food, fashion etc)
- Sample portfolios - allowing professionals to showcase their talents to prospective clients
- Product reviews by professionals - get the lowdown on the latest Canon gear from those who rely on it every day
- Events Calendar - makes finding workshops and exhibitions run by CPS members, or other significant industry events, easy
- Canon's Pro Dealer Locator
- Canon News - keep up to date with the latest from the industry leader
*1 GfK Retail and Technology Australia, Digital Still Cameras, retail sales units and value Jan to Dec 2010 (excludes internet and online channels)
Canon is the world's leading imaging brand that actively inspires with imaginative ideas that enable people to connect, communicate and achieve more than they thought possible through imaging solutions for business and consumers. Canon's Australian R&D company, CiSRA, develops and exports digital imaging technologies for use in Canon products worldwide. Canon has ranked among the top-four US patent recipients* for the past 19 years, and had global revenues of around $US45 billion in 2010. Canon Australia also operates Canon Finance Australia, which offers one-stop shopping for customers wanting leasing or finance services. For more information, visit canon.com.au, facebook.com/canonaustralia, twitter.com/canonaustralia, youtube.com/canonaustralia
* Based on weekly patent counts issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office
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