Chuck Westfall, a photography industry legend and Canon’s main technical advisor, died yesterday after a long battle with kidney cancer. He began his career at Canon at 1982 and as Canon writes, he worked his way up to become the Technical Advisor for the company’s Consumer Imaging Group. Westfall was loved and respected among photographers, and his death made the community shocked and saddened.
Westfall’s love for photography dates way back before joining Canon. After graduating Professional Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology, he had a decade of experience working in photo retail and as a commercial photographer. He joined Canon in 1982, and became involved with digital cameras in 1994, helping Canon and Kodak engineers in developing the EOS-DCS series.
Westfall was loved and appreciated in the industry and the news about his passing touched the hearts of many. Upon hearing the news, many photographers posted tributes to him on their social media accounts.
Imaging Resource reports that the funeral service for Chuck Westfall will be held on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 pm. The service will take place at the Garden City Community Church in Garden City, New York. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
[via Imaging Resource, image credits: Imaging Resource]