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Invited Speaker: Kaz Canning


At an early age, Kaz had always shown an interest and appreciation for art. His first interest was drawing, but when his grandfather gave him his first camera, Kaz's path was immediately changed. He spent the better part of a year learning the ins and outs of the camera. His early talents were recognized through his community, and he was offered a job as an assistant photographer at age 15. This opportunity allowed him to greatly hone in his skills at recognizing the intricacies of lighting and also introduced him to the world of professional photography.


By the age of 18 Kaz received several awards for his sports and landscape photography. During his senior year in high school, Kaz was given the opportunity to be head photographer for an emerging magazine in San Diego. It was this experience that solidified Kaz's dream of making his passion a living.


Today, Kaz is an established photographer, from his images being held in a gallery, award winning images being published in international magazines, even having his photos shown on the Today Show, he is making his mark on the photography world. Kaz is also the editor-in-chief of Lightscape Vision magazine, an e-magazine for landscape and travel photography.

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