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CANON FUTURE FOCUS
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Photography mentorships. Currently only online programmes are available.
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CANON STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
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News photographer Michele Spatari talks about the Canon Student Development Programme and how it kick-started his career.
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Three Canon Ambassadors discuss the best cameras and lenses for those starting out in the industry.
Leading professionals from across the industry discuss the issues affecting today's young photographers and how they can be overcome.
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Acclaimed documentary photographer and recent graduate Bebe Blanco Agterberg on finding her professional voice.
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A top magazine editor provides her tips on preparing the perfect photography portfolio, from the images you choose to the design of the portfolio itself.
The next generation of photojournalists met Magnum photographers at Visa pour l’Image and shared their hopes and plans for their futures.
Leading photojournalists and photo editors share their tips for making a career in the industry.
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At the Visa Pour l’Image photojournalism festival, three Canon Female Photojournalist Award winners discuss the barriers women face.
How Canon and the ICRC's Unfiltered project gives people in unstable areas the tools and training to tell their own stories through photography.
Check out the Canon kit that can help push your photography and filmmaking to a professional level.
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Cinema EOS System
Cinema EOS System
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