Panasonic Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy

Panasonic Lumix To Launch Digital Photo Academy

Panasonic LUMIX will launch the Digital Photo Academy, a series of workshops for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras' features and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. The academy, offering courses at three different levels, will roll out in 20 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, in May 2007. Courses in each city will be taught by a local professional photographer, giving students ongoing access to photo experts and resources in their own community.

The Digital Photo Academy, which features local photographers as the instructors, will offer three levels of courses, meeting the specific needs of any type of digital camera owner. Levels include: "Beginner" (a three-hour course) which discusses red-eye reduction, creating scrapbooks and other basic point-and-shoot digital camera skills; "Intermediate" (a four-hour course) which teaches the versatility and precision of digital SLRs; and "Advanced" (a two-day course) which addresses professional-level skills for photo enthusiasts looking to take the next step. Students are encouraged to develop their skills through the academy's different levels and also take advantage of the instructor's local presence as an added resource.

To coincide with the Digital Photo Academy workshops, Panasonic LUMIX will also launch in late-April, which will allow online visitors to view the academy schedule, read instructor profiles and access instructional materials.

Beginning in May, the Panasonic-sponsored Digital Photo Academy will offer the three-level courses once a month in the following markets: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa and Washington, D.C. For more information and to check specific city locations and dates, visit beginning in April.