YELLOWSTONE – Taking photos of our nation’s natural treasures never gets old. Yellowstone and Grand Teton are particularly photogenic, and visitors this summer can learn a few tricks of the trade for free through a workshop called Photography in the Parks.

Now in its sixth year, Canon’s Photography in the Parks program offers professional instruction in photography and video. The hands-on workshop is taught through a guided walking photo tour, and participants can bring their own equipment or borrow, at no charge.

Canon equipment is available for photographers at every skill level and includes a selection of EOS DSLR cameras and EF lenses, PowerShot point-and-shoot cameras or VIXIA camcorders. Following the tour, participants can print their work on site or download their image collections later from the program’s website.

The workshops in Yellowstone will take place July 23 – 31. Instructors will lead workshops three times daily at 8:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Old Faithful Inn. The workshops in Grand Teton National Park will take place Aug. 1 – 2, at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Teton Village in Jackson, Wyo. Those interested should show up 15 – 30 minutes ahead of time.
Co-hosted by Canon U.S.A and American Park Network, the program will also take place this summer at Rocky Mountain and Acadia national parks. For more information visit facebook.com/canonUSA or photographyintheparks.com or call (800) 925-2949.