Renowned American photographer mentors Vietnam’s photography talent

May 25, 2015 | 16:17
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Canon, a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions, recently held the Vietnam installment of its international series of workshops entitled “Experience the extraordinary Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R” at the Grand Ballroom JW Marriott hotel in Hanoi, attracting more than 1,000 photography enthusiasts and professional photographers.  

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The workshop aimed to provide an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers to experience advanced photographic practices, while building on their capabilities in photography.

The attendants at the workshops had the chance to experience Canon’s comprehensive range of imaging solutions in the photography styles of studio portraits, culinary, macro and landscape.

This event was part of a series of workshops in Southeast Asia. By participating in the workshop, talented Vietnamese photographers had a chance to learn from the most prestigious photographers in the world, including Kevin Ou, who was ranked by Creative USA magazine as one of the top 10 most influential photographers in the US.

His photographs have been published in some of the world’s most popular magazines, such as Vouge, Elle, Rolling Stone, Nylon, People, and Surface, and his clients include Levi, Cartier, Louis Vulton, Hermes, H & M, Uniqlo, Lego, BMW and General Motors.

He is the founder of KEVINOU, which is a specialist advertising photography company that works with A-list celebrities such as Emma Stone, Justin Bieber, David Guetta, Chris Brown, and 50 Cent.

Furthermore, he is also the founder of Catalyst channels, advertising consultancy company Lumenere Group, and Modern Home + Living magazine.

At the event, Kevin generated a great deal of excitement amongst attendees, as he shared best-in-class framing techniques for portrait photography, as well as necessary lighting techniques to create the best images.

“Vietnam has been a wonderful destination in my journey here in Southeast Asia this year. It has been most pleasing to be able to meet Vietnamese photographers; to chat and share our personal experience and expertise, and most importantly, to help them become more immersed in the world of photography,” said Kevin Ou.

“It is my hope that Vietnamese photographers will always keep their artistic passions alive, and the community will develop further in the future,” he added.

Nick Yoshida, CEO & chairman of Canon Marketing Vietnam, said “At the heart of everything we do is Canon’s philosophy of ‘Kyosei’, which means ’Living and Working together for the common good’. Unlike some other brands, Canon is not only a manufacturer or trader of imaging devices, but rather, we wish to be a life partner, in pursuit of enhancing the vision and lifestyle of photography and imaging.”

Canon is committed to working with the photography community in Vietnam in their journey to experience the world of syndicated imaging solutions. Along with creating opportunities to interact with expert photographers, Canon has also provided an intuitive interactive space for participants to use the state-of-the-art 5Ds & 5Ds R models, and which is tailored specifically to various photography disciplines.

Canon’s new flagship cameras, the Canon EOS 5Ds and Canon 5DS R are considered an innovation, which has lifted the standard in the photography industry. These devices provide photographers with uncompromising image quality, incorporating a newly designed 50.6 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and processing speed.

Both cameras include a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF array including up to 41 cross-type AF points and EOS iTR AF for high precision autofocus. The hardware also includes the EOS Scene Detection system featuring a 150,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor that provides enhanced quality in every lighting condition.

By By Mai Thuy

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