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Canon hosts Photographic Pioneer for Australian

Sydney, Australia, 15 August 2013 – Canon Australia is proud to bring world-renowned photographer, Canon Explorer of Light, and Director of Film ­– Vincent Laforet – to Australia for a series of seminars and workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in September.

Three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lion International Advertising Festival, Laforet’s numerous accolades include a Pulitzer prize for photography and being named among the “100 Most Influential People in Photography” by American Photo in 2005.

Visiting Australia from the September 2 to 14, Laforet will be conducting a series of must-see seminars as well as hands-on motion imaging workshops.

“Bringing such an gifted and accomplished visual storyteller as Vincent Laforet to Australia demonstrates Canon’s mission to connect and inspire people with a passion to do more with their imaging,” says Jason Mclean, Director ­– Consumer Imaging, Canon Australia. “This series will be a rare chance for keen photographers and filmmakers to meet, listen to and learn from a world leader at the top of his game.”

In 2008, Laforet directed Reverie, the first 1080p video shot with a DSLR camera, which was seen more than two million times in the first week of its release. Shot with the acclaimed Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera, the short film has been heralded as one of the films that launched the HD DSLR movement.

Also considered a pioneer in both tilt-shift and aerial photography, Laforet’s work has featured in National Geographic, Vanity Fair, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times Magazine, CNN, and Good Morning America among others.

Experience Vincent Laforet Seminar (1.5 hours)

Showing examples of his work, Vincent will illustrate his journey from stills to motion, and explore the impact of technology, the internet and social media on visual imaging.

Experience Vincent Laforet Workshop (6 hours)

Learn how to get more from your DSLR HD motion shoots. Vincent will teach you about business opportunities, terminologies, cameras, lenses and rigs, setting up a crew, shooting angles, focusing challenges and tips for better audio. Vincent will share a variety of cinematic techniques that are common in all films, and will also provide the tools and rules for filmmaking so attendees can craft the most important part of any film – the story.

Places are strictly limited to 20 people per location.

Bookings are expected to fill quickly and tickets can be purchased at:










Schedule of events:

  When Where Ticket price   (*categories below)
Seminars Tue Sept 2


Park   Mezzanine, Brisbane Powerhouse


$75 / $65 / $55 /   $45
Tue Sept 5


Australian National   Maritime Museum Theatre

Darling Harbour,   Sydney

$75   / $65 / $55 / $45
Tue Sept 10


The Age Theatre, Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens $75   / $65 / $55 / $45
Workshops Wed Sept 3


Visy   Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse, Newfarm


$695 / $645 / $595   / $545
Wed Sept 6



42 Maddox Street,   Alexandria

$695   / $645 / $595 / $545
Wed  Sept 11 Rokeby Studios

1/90-94 Rokeby Street,   Collingwood

$695   / $645 / $595 / $545

*Full price / Earlybird / Students and CPS members / Earlybird for Student and CPS members

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