Focus on Four Seasons: Photography Inspiration, Expert Knowledge and a Chance to Win One of Three Dream Photographic Expeditions

Winning Trips include European Tour, Hawaiian Holiday and California Getaway

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2015 /CNW/ -- The old saying goes that a picture speaks a thousand words – but what makes a picture earn a thousand comments? With the ubiquity of shared images on social media, there's now more to taking a photograph than just clicking a button or tapping a screen. With a collection of hotels and resorts that offer some of the world's most jaw-dropping photo opps and unforgettable experiences, Four Seasons is sharing expert photography knowledge to help travellers capture travel memories to last a lifetime with the introduction of Focus on Four Seasons.

Now live on Four Seasons Magazine, Focus on Four Seasons offers inspiration with spectacular images captured at Four Seasons properties around the world by top photographers and Instagrammers, as well as educational tips on how to take the best photos using digital camera and smartphone technology.

"Photography is a compelling way to tell a story, with a single evocative image often saying more than words alone," says Elizabeth Pizzinato, SVP, Marketing and Communications for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "We love the visual stories our guests tell about Four Seasons through their photography, and with Focus on Four Seasons, we want to inspire travellers to keep snapping, and keep sharing their memorable experiences at Four Seasons destinations around the globe."

From taking advantage of natural lighting to experimenting with focal length and shooting from unexpected angles, Four Seasons fans are invited to try these photography tips and share the results using the hashtag #FocusFS. The best images will be showcased on

"Focus on Four Seasons is an opportunity to harness the power of user-generated photography to showcase unique perspectives on established and emerging destinations, as well as the thrill of discovery that accompanies travel by globetrotters and new generations of travellers alike," says Pizzinato.

Four Seasons Launches Instagram Contest in Select Regions

Starting now, Four Seasons invites Instagrammers to take a shot at a chance to win one of three getaways by completing four photography challenges, each with a unique theme:  "Design and Architecture," "Local Culture," "Nature's Wonder," and "Me, in the Moment." Fans can also follow on Instagram @FourSeasons.

Contest entrants should use the hashtag #FocusFSChallenge to share their images on Instagram, and must enter using the entry form on Four Seasons will showcase the entries of six finalists on Instagram @FourSeasons and on Four Seasons Magazine, inviting followers to vote for their favourites. 

The Instagrammers with the most popular photos at the end of the contest* will win one of three  dream trips and photographic expeditions: a European tour at Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest and Four Seasons Hotel Prague;  a Hawaiian holiday at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and Four Seasons Resort Hualalai; or a California getaway at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (a Four Seasons Hotel) and Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara.

To enter the contest and for more details, visit Focus on Four Seasons and follow hashtags #FocusFS and #FocusFSChallenge.  Full contest rules are available on

*The Challenge is open to residents of the United States, the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United Kingdom.

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons continues to define the future of luxury hospitality with extraordinary imagination, unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality, and the most genuine and customised service. Currently operating 95 hotels and residences in major city centres and resort destinations in 41 countries, and with more than 60 projects in development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world's best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit For the latest news, visit and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.

CONTACT: Kim Klein,, 212-299-8984



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