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Speedliter's Intensive (May 23) + Hands-On Shooting Workshop @ Chicago Botanic Garden (May 24)

Syl Arena / PixSylated.com

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, May 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

Speedliter's Intensive (May 23) + Hands-On Shooting...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Speedliter's Intensive Seminar + Hands-On Workshop Chicago, May 23-24, 2013 Ended $450.00 $0.00

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Learn & Then Create Great Light with Canon Speedlites
This two-day event adds a hands-on workshop with Syl Arena to the Chicago Speedliter's Intensive. In a small group setting (up to 12 students), you will spend a day with Syl photographing models, indoors and outside.

 Speedliter's Intensive

Use Syl's Gear or Your Own

Syl will be demonstrating the operation of Canon's new radio Speedliting system, the 600EX-RT Speedlite and the ST-E3-RT Transmitter. You are welcome to shoot his gear during the day. Or, if you prefer, Syl will help you use your own Canon Speedlites during the shoots. (Note: If you bring 3rd-party flashes, Syl may or may not be able to help you figure out how to use them.)



  • Use Or Transfer Your Intensive Ticket: If you are already up to speed on the fundamentals of Canon Speedliting and do not want to attend the Intensive, then you are free to give that seat to a lucky friend. Just send us an email by May 22, 2013 with the name of your friend. Sorry, no discounts or refunds will be provided if your Intensive ticket is not used.
  • Event Format: The Speedliter's Intensive is a seminar (read the details here). The Hands-On Workshop provides the opportunity to shoot with Syl in a variety of situations, indoors and outside, for a day.
  • Lunch: Lunch will be on your own. There are several food joints nearby.
  • Refunds: We understand that life happens. For tickets purchased prior to May 16, 2013, we will provide a refund, if requested prior to May 16, 2013. No refunds will be provided for tickets purchased on or after May 16, 2013. If something comes up in your schedule, you may give your ticket to a friend. Just send us an email before the event date to let us know the details.

Syl Arena headshot by Vera Franceschi

Syl Arena freely admits that he is obsessed with light—seeing it, capturing it, and sharing it. A lifelong shooter, Syl is the author of the international best-sellers Speedliter's Handbook and Lighting for Digital Photography.

Syl is a popular workshop instructor who teaches internationally. During the past year he has taught for Santa Fe Photo Workshops, Maine Media Workshops, Paso Robles Workshops, and Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai. In April 2013, Syl will lead a photo tour to Cuba.

Syl often writes about Speedliting on his blog, PixSylated. He has also produced a number of articles about his Speedliting techniques for the Canon Professional Network. You can see his portfolio on SylArena.com.

SPEEDLITER'S INTENSIVE—The Speedliter's Intensive portion of your workshop duo will be held at the DoubleTree North Shore Conference Center, 9599 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077, (847-679-7000). Maps and directions to the hotel can be found here.

HANDS-ON SHOOTING WORKSHOPThe second day of your workshop will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Annex Room #1, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL. Maps and directions can be found here.

DINNER WITH SYL—Hands-On attendees are invited to join Syl for a no-host dinner on Thursday night (an hour or so after the Intensive wraps). You'll have an opportunity to talk with Syl about lighting, photography, and whatever else comes to mind.

SPONSORS—the Speedliter's Intensive tour is made possible through the generous support of the following companies.

Speedliter's Intensive Sponsors

Have questions about Speedliter's Intensive (May 23) + Hands-On Shooting Workshop @ Chicago Botanic Garden (May 24)? Contact Syl Arena / PixSylated.com

When & Where

DoubleTree by Hilton-North Shore Conf Ctr
9599 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Friday, May 24, 2013 at 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Syl Arena is the leading authority on squeezing every ounce of creativity from Canon Speedlites. His 'Speedliter's Handbook' has been translated into six languages and remains an international bestseller.

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Speedliter's Intensive (May 23) + Hands-On Shooting Workshop @ Chicago Botanic Garden (May 24)
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