Wedding & Theater Photographer Is New Canon Explorer of Light

Wedding & Theater Photographer Is New Canon Explorer of Light

Susan Stripling Brings 18 Years of Pro Photography Experience


Las Vegas, NV—Canon USA announced that Susan Stripling has joined its renowned Explorer of Light program. Stripling adds to the impressive ranks of Canon’s program, expanding its range of talented professionals. The new Explorer of Light will be at the Canon booth (#121) at WPPI 2018, February 26–28 at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Susan Stripling

Stripling will also be presenting on the Canon stage. Her sessions will be on Monday, February 26 at 2:15 p.m. as well as Tuesday, February 27 at 12:15pm.

“We are excited to welcome Susan Stripling to the ranks of this select family. Her expertise, combined with her passion for educating aspiring photographers, makes her a great asset to our program,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA, Inc. “It’s a privilege to see how passionate our Explorers of Lights are about inspiring eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts to further inspire them to reach their creative potential.”

Susan Stripling is a Triple Master Status professional wedding, theater and portrait photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Stripling believes in giving back to the photo industry that she loves. In 2016, she started the Wedding School. It is an online educational resource for wedding photographers that features books and also videos to help guide them with their photographic skills and growing their businesses.

Moreover, she has won multiple WPPI 16×20 Print competition awards. They include the Grand Award in Wedding Photojournalism in 2010 and also the Grand Award in Weddings in 2016. In addition, Stripling has previously been an educator at PhotoPlus Expo, WPPI Expo, and PPA Imaging USA Expo.

“It is an honor to join so many of my talented peers already in the Canon Explorer of Light program,” said Stripling. “Canon’s equipment provides me with the tools that help my visions come to life. I am looking forward to the opportunity to educate and inspire photographers to reach their creative potential.”

Explorer of Light Program

Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon’s Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields. They have also garnered awards and accolades for their work. These individuals work with Canon extensively as representatives, ambassadors, educators and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and personal appearances throughout the United States.