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Olympus Class Is In Session For Photo Hobbyists And Serious Shooters

Attendees Learn Lighting, Portraiture and Macro Photography

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., October 13, 2009 – Olympus is launching its latest in a series of photography classes for photo enthusiasts who are interested in elevating their skills to the next level, specifically in the areas of lighting, portraiture and macro photography. The half-day courses are scheduled at eight locations throughout the U.S., and are led by Olympus Technical Representatives, experts both in photography and Olympus products.

“Olympus E-System products offer photographers innovative technologies for expanding their visual creativity,” said Ray Acevedo, manager, Technical Training, Olympus Imaging America Inc. “The classes are designed to encourage Olympus DSLR (digital single lens reflex) owners to experiment, move beyond their traditional shooting practices, and optimize their camera’s functionality.”

Each class will be taught using one of Olympus’ popular E-System products, including the E-3, E-30 and E-620, as well as the new PEN E-P1, which was launched in June and has stirred much excitement within the photo industry and among consumers. The classes will be tailored to the attendees, helping them to maximize their camera’s performance and feature set.

The Olympus Photography Classes are scheduled for the following locations:

  • October 17, 2009 – Dallas, Texas
  • October 31, 2009 – Rockville, Maryland
  • November 7, 2009 – Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • January 30, 2010 – San Francisco, California
  • February 27, 2010 – Los Angeles, California
  • March 6, 2010 – New York, New York
  • March 13, 2010 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • March 13, 2010 – Atlanta, Georgia

For a complete schedule, registration information and contact details visit www.getolympus.com/DSLRevents. A class fee will cover a series of lectures and hands-on training lasting a half-day, and all classes will require an Olympus E-System camera for participation. The Olympus E-System is designed with revolutionary features that expand the frontiers of digital photography. Based on the Four Thirds and Micro Four Thirds standards, Olympus offers 100 percent digital lenses for edge-to-edge sharpness in a durable yet portable design. Olympus pioneered Full-Time Live View, Dust Reduction and other innovative technologies, leading where others have followed. Proof that Olympus enables consumers to capture it all.

Dates are subject to change.

Journalists interested in receiving more information about the Olympus Photography Classes or Olympus products please contact Jeff Hluchyj, Mullen Public Relations, (617) 226-9939 or jeff.hluchyj@mullen.com, or Jennifer Lyons, public relations manager, Olympus Imaging America Inc., 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034, ph: (484) 896-5350 / (800) 622-6372.

ABOUT OLYMPUS IMAGING AMERICA INC.
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering award-winning products for consumer and professional markets.

Olympus Imaging America Inc. works collaboratively with its customers and its ultimate parent company, Olympus Corporation, to develop breakthrough technologies with revolutionary product design and functionality that enhances people’s lives every day. These include:
  • Digital Cameras
  • Professional and Consumer Digital SLR Imaging Systems
  • Related Underwater Products and Accessories
  • Digital and Microcassette Recorders
  • Digital Media
  • Binoculars

Olympus Imaging America Inc. is responsible for sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. For more information, visit: www.olympusamerica.com.

Company Contact:
Olympus Imaging America Inc.
Jennifer Lyons, senior manager, public relations
(484) 896-5350
jennifer.lyons@olympus.com

Agency Contact:
Mullen Public Relations
Jeff Hluchyj
(617) 226-9939
jeff.hluchyj@mullen.com