MELVILLE, N.Y., October 5, 2017 – Travel and photography enthusiasts alike are called to Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 7-15, 2017, to check off the world’s largest hot-air balloon festival from their bucket lists. For the third consecutive year, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will serve as the official imaging company and presenting sponsor of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Attendees are invited to visit the Canon tent, and indulge in Canon’s unique and exciting offerings, exclusive to the festival.
“The nearly 600 hot air balloons that ascend into the sky together every sunrise make the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta a sight to be captured, shared and remembered by all attendees,” said Eliott Peck, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We hope guests sign up for our photo walks1, test and try our professional products2 and leave with a few jealousy-inducing photos to print, share and look back on fondly with loved ones.”
New to this year’s event, McGruff the Crime Dog, of the National Crime Prevention Council, will celebrate Crime Prevention Month in October by making a guest appearance at the Canon tent for meet and greets and photo ops October 12-14. McGruff will speak with visitors at the Canon tent promoting awareness around the safety risks of using counterfeit products. Canon who recently renewed its partnership with the National Crime Prevention Council—is proud to welcome an iconic symbol of crime prevention.
Located in the center of Main Street, the Canon tent will offer attendees the chance to bring their experience to life via its wide array of products. Canon imaging experts will be on hand to provide tips to help attendees capture photos and videos like never before. Offers available in the Canon tent include:
For Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta video highlights, hot air balloon photography tips from Canon Explorer of Light, Ken Sklute, gear recommendations, ticket information and more, please visit here.
About Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual festival of hot air balloons that takes place every October in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. It is the largest gathering of balloons and balloonists in the world. For details on events, schedule, entertainment and photographs visit our website www.balloonfiesta.com and follow us on Twitter @BalloonFiesta and Facebook.
1 Limited photo walk slots; available on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a walk every morning and evening from October 7 to October 13. The morning walk will meet at the Canon tent at 5:30 a.m. and the evening walk will meet in the same location at 5:00 p.m. The walks will last approximately 90 minutes. The Canon team will spend time familiarizing attendees with their cameras and teaching creative photography options using different camera features and photographic techniques. Attendees are welcome to bring their own camera or to borrow one from the Canon loaner program. Group sizes are limited, so sign up in advance at the “Ask the Expert Bar.”
2 Restrictions apply. Limited loan quantities available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit the Canon Tent for full terms and conditions.
3 Free camera and lens clean and checks will be held at a separate entrance on the side of the Canon tent. Please speak to a Canon representative in the Main Street location for details.