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Price: $10.00 /per person
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We are hosting a full-day seminar with Hanson Fong as part of Canon's Explorers of Light program! And we are bringing it to you for the low, low cost of only $10!

Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier weddingand portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has rightfully earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He is currently a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also proud a member of Canon’sExplorers of Light.

Hanson’s photographic experience and educational credentials are unsurpassed. As an award winning photographer and instructor, Hanson is on the cutting edge of photography. His work sets the standard for photographers around the world.

Hanson regularly shares his techniques that apply to both fine art and classical photography. In his course “Fong Shui, Harmonizing the Fine Art of Posing and Lighting” he demonstrates the Classic 10 Poses that he pioneered, flow posing, body shifting and facial analysis. Complimented with his animated personality, attendees enjoy live shooting demonstrations, hands on posing techniques, as well as large screen projections of present and past work.

Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including “American Photo,” “Bridal Guide,” “Popular Photography,” “Rangefnder,” “Studio Photography,” and “Professional Photographer.” The quality of his work is reflected in the aesthetic appeal found in each of his photographs.

"Once you go with Fong, you won’t go Wrong!"

The price of admission includes free soft drinks, coffee and juice all day.


Doors open at 8 a.m.
Morning session with break: 9 a.m. - noon
Lunch: noon - 1 p.m.
Afternoon session with break: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


Lunch reservations are now closed. If you pre-ordered lunch, you will pay for it ($12) when you check in.

Casselman's is also allowing attendees to bring their own lunches if they choose to. It is highly recommended that you purchase lunch or bring your own because you do not want to be late for the start of the afternoon session, and there aren't any restaurants very close to the venue.


Parking is only available on the street. Last year, we hosted an event at Casselman's with 250 attendees, and there were no issues with parking. It is recommended that you arrive early if you want a good spot and to allow yourself enough time to check in, pay for lunch and find a seat.


This event is open to the public and is limited to 250 RSVPs. It is listed on the calendar for our Colorado Springs, Denver and Pueblo chapters. If you are a member of another photography group or organization, please help us spread the word by sending this information to anyone you think will be interested in attending. Those who are not members of CPLG or those without PayPal accounts can RSVP by mailing a check payable to CPLG at 1136 Darby Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Door Prizes

OK boys and girls, I'm going to lay the goodies on you! Here's a list of the door prizes I've compiled. Everyone in attendance will receive 1 raffle ticket and extras will be available for $1 each.

Adobe - 1-year Creative Cloud subscription ($600)
X-Rite - 2 ColorChecker Passports, 1 i1Display Pro ($467)
Photodex - 1 copy of ProShow Producer ($249)
Wacom - 1 Inuos5 Small tablet ($229)
LowePro - 3 bags ($210)
Stofen - 6 Omni-Bounce flash diffusers ($135)
Tiffen - Domke F3 Compact bag
Photographic Solutions - unconfirmed
Mike's Camera - (3) $50 gift cards plus a coupon for every attendee for 50% off Canvas, 50% off Metal, 50% off Gallery Blocks, 20% off Promaster Accessories
To the Ends of the Earth for Parkinson's - 5 hours of mentoring, 2 inspirational posters

When it's all said and done, we'll have more than $2,200 worth of great stuff to give away!


A few local companies will have tables set up in the bar area. Those companies include Mike's Camera ( and AdventureCam Photo ( Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with these vendors during breaks and lunch as well as before and after the program.


Due to the amount of money it is costing to host this event, refunds will not be possible. There is a set cost to renting the venue, and CPLG may end up paying part of the bill if we do not get enough RSVPs to cover this amount. If you find that your plans change, you may transfer your RSVP to someone else or donate your spot to another person who would like to attend. It is your responsibility to change your RSVP if you cannot be there. You will have to notify us if you transfer your RSVP so we can keep track of our attendee list.


Volunteers will be needed to make name tags, confirm RSVPs and assist with check-in. A meeting either July 29th or 30th asking for help from volunteers.