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ASMP-CT Presents

Canon Explorer of Light, Vincent Laforet Speaks at Yale

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A Contemporary Commercial Photograph's Path to Success

Hosted by CT ASMP, Sponsored by Canon USA

Join the CT Chapter of the ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) as they host guest speaker Vincent Laforet on Monday October 21st at Yale to discuss his prolific career as a pioneering still and video photographer.

Vincent will talk about his transition from editorial photographer with publications such as The New York Times, Life, Time, National Geographic to a commercial still and video photographer, now working for clients such as Sony, Adobe, Pepsi & Reebok. He will also touch upon current trends in the market in terms of social media, the internet and new digital technology and equipment he uses.

Vincent is a three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and his short film Reverie, the first 1080p video shot with a still camera, was seen more than 2 million times in its first week of release in 2009. Vincent's blog attracts more than 3,000,000 visitors each year. He is highly sought after as a consultant and a keynote speaker. He has been profiled on CNN and Good Morning America and in dozens of publications. He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and at the International Center of Photography. Finally, he is one of the prestigious Canon Explorers of Light.

The presentation will take place Monday, October 21st from 7:00pm to 9:00pm with doors opening at 6:30pm in Room #102 in Linsly-Chittenden Hall at Yale University located at 63 High Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

Parking information is available here.

Our sponsors have provided some of their great products that we will be raffling off at the end of the seminar.

This event is free to the public thanks to our generous sponsor, Canon USA. All are welcome to attend, especially non-ASMP members. Please register (so we can have an accurate headcount) and find out more at