Vistek Events

There isn’t anything you wouldn’t do or anyplace you wouldn’t go to capture the perfect image. As a serious hobbyist with aspirations to improve your craft, you’ll be glad to know there’s a store that thinks the same way.

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Events that inspire.

At Vistek, we firmly believe there’s no end to the learning process and we admire those who seek guidance with the goal to get better. So, in addition to the many learning events we put together for our ProFusion trade show, we take great pride in presenting events throughout the year, such as live shooting events with renowned photographers and brand ambassadors, on location and in our stores.
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Capture, Create, Collaborate with Sony! An Alpha Community Workshop Event - April 27, 2024

Capture, Create, Collaborate with Sony! An Alpha Community Workshop Event

Date: April 27, 2024
Hours: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Rogers Communications Centre at TMU - 80 Gould Street, Toronto


Calling all photography and filmmaking enthusiasts!

Get ready for an extraordinary gathering where creativity meets innovation at the Sony Alpha Community Event. Join us for a day filled with inspiration, learning, and hands-on experiences with the latest Sony Imaging technology.

Expert Panels: Gain insights and wisdom from industry leaders in photography and filmmaking.
Engaging Seminars: Learn new techniques and tricks to enhance your craft.
Interactive Workshops: Dive deep into the world of Sony imaging technology through immersive workshops.
Photo and Video Walks: Explore and capture stunning images and videos guided by professionals.
Experience New Technology: Experience the latest advancements in Sony imaging technology.

There will be a limited number of Sony cameras and lenses to try but we suggest bringing your gear.

Don't miss out on this one of a kind experience to learn from the industry professionals

Tulip Festival Photo Walk with FUJIFILM

Date: May 10, 2024
Hours: 11:00am - 1:30pm EDT
Location: Starting at Vistek Ottawa


It’s a photo op you don’t want to miss!

You’re invited to join Fujifilm, along with a group of photo enthusiasts, on a photo walk through the beautiful Ottawa Tulip Festival while photographing the sights along the way.

The walk will leave Vistek Ottawa at 11:00am and head to Queen Elizabeth Driveway (15-20 minutes), at which point you will spend an hour along the waterfront with the tulips and then return to the store.

You can bring your own camera and lenses, but you’ll also have the opportunity to try out Fujifilm's latest and greatest cameras and lenses (limited quantities) that will be available to borrow before the photo walk begins.

Important: If you plan on borrowing a Fujifilm camera from Vistek, please be sure to bring your own SD card so you can keep the photos you take.

Participating in a photo walk is like looking at your surroundings through fresh eyes, mainly because you’ll be enjoying the leisurely stroll with Fujifilm fans like yourself, sharing shooting tips while capturing magnificent photos not only of the beautiful tulips, but also the city sights along the way.

So whether you’re a diehard Fujifilm fan, or a Fujifilm wanna-be, this free photowalk is going to be fun for everyone.

Tulip Festival Photo Walk with FUJIFILM - May 10th at Vistek Ottawa
Creating on Location Portraits with Sam Sciarrino event May 15th

Creating on Location Portraits with Sam Sciarrino - Presented by Westcott

Date: May 15, 2024
Hours: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Vistek Toronto


About This Event

Acquire practical techniques to enhance your on-location flash photography, as Sam will be demonstrating how he creates some of his timeless glamour style portrait and wedding images using various lighting concepts which includes on location portable studio setups, window light with flash fill and Off camera flash techniques.

About Sam Sciarrino

Sam Sciarrino is a Nikon Ambassador and an Internationally celebrated Master Photographer, educator, public speaker and owner of Horvath Photography located in Toronto, Canada.

Vistek Live Stream: "Cultivating Customer Experience" with Nicole Ashley - Presented by Canon

Date: May 28, 2024
Hours: 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Location: Vistek YouTube Channel


About This Event

Join us for our next live stream event with Canon Ambassador Nicole Ashley. Nicole will be joining Dale and sharing her presentation "Cultivating Customer Experience" and sharing her thoughts as to why providing an excellent customer experience matters.

About Nicole Ashley

Nicole is an international portrait and wedding photographer based out of Alberta, Canada. Her influence has branched out far beyond the boundaries of her city, bringing her throughout much of Canada, and on to international destinations such as Iceland, Italy, Switzerland, and Australia.

Nicole has built an impressive resume, photographing magazine features, best-selling novel covers, internationally acclaimed musicians, music festivals and fashion shows. With innate creativity, unparalleled work ethic, and a passion for the entire craft, Nicole Ashley is not only a photographer but an artist. Her main areas of focus are now intimate weddings and couple's portraiture. Not only as an artist but as an educator in her craft, she hosts and speaks at several award-winning photo conferences worldwide. Nicole is also an ambassador Canon, Profoto, Pic Time and Imagen AI.

Vistek Live Stream: "Cultivating Customer Experience" with Nicole Ashley - Presented by Canon May 28th

Talk to a Sony Rep at Vistek

Sony reps will be at our stores every Wednesday to answer your questions and offer assistance. 

April Dates:
  • April 24th- 1pm - 3pm - Toronto, Mississauga & Calgary
May Dates:
  • May 1st- 1pm - 3pm - Toronto, Mississauga & Calgary
  • May 8th- 1pm - 3pm - Toronto, Mississauga & Calgary
  • May 15th- 1pm - 3pm - Toronto, Mississauga & Calgary
  • May 22nd- 1pm - 3pm - Toronto, Mississauga & Calgary
  • May 29th- 1pm - 3pm - Toronto, Mississauga & Calgary

No registration required, just show up!

Talk to a Fujifilm Rep at Vistek

Fujifilm reps will be at our stores to answer your questions and offer assistance. 

  • Friday, May 10th - 2:00pm - (Rep: Billy Luong) - Vistek Ottawa 
  • Friday, May 17th - 12:00pm - 2:00 pm - (Rep: Billy Luong) - Vistek Ottawa
  • Friday, May 17th - 12:00pm - 2:00 pm - (Rep: Jerry Julien) - Vistek Toronto
  • Wednesday, May 22nd - 11:30am - 1:00pm - (Reps: Francis Bellefeuille & Billy Luong) - Vistek Edmonton
  • Thursday, May 23rd - 11:30am - 1:00pm - (Reps: Francis Bellefeuille & Billy Luong) - Vistek Calgary
  • Thursday, June 6th - 12:00pm - 2:00 pm - (Rep: Billy Luong) - Vistek Ottawa
  • Thursday, June 6th - 12:00pm - 1:30 pm - (Rep: Jerry Julien) - Vistek Mississauga
  • Thursday, August 8th - 2:00pm - 3:30 pm - (Rep: Billy Luong) - Vistek Ottawa

No registration required, just show up!

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Nikon Meet The Reps at Vistek

Talk to a Nikon Rep at Vistek

Nikon reps will be at our Toronto, Mississauga & Ottawa stores to answer your questions and offer assistance. 

  • Tuesday, April 30th - 10:00am - 2:00 pm - Vistek Toronto
  • Thursday, May 2nd 12:00pm - 4:00pm - Vistek Mississauga 
  • Thursday, May 2nd - 1:30pm - 3:30 pm - Vistek Ottawa

No registration required, just show up!

ProFusion Expo 2024

Canada’s largest Photo, Video & Cinema Industry Event

ProFusion Expo 2024 Dates and Hours

  • Wednesday, November 6 – 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, November 7 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West North Building - Hall B Toronto, M5V 2W6


Welcome all current and future creators and industry trailblazers! Save the date because ProFusion Expo 2024 is about to take over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 6th and 7th!

ProFusion 2024 is not just another expo—it's THE place to be for two days; jampacked with the latest gear, engaging seminars and all things you need to succeed in this fast-paced world of professional imaging. Whether you're a seasoned vlogger, a tech-savvy content creator, or an industry pro itching to dive into the latest gear, ProFusion is where we all come together.

So, lock in those dates and gear up for an epic experience. Join us for Canada's ultimate gathering of imaging pros and up-and-coming enthusiasts. It's all about sharing our passion for imaging and getting hands-on with the gear that brings our vision to life.

After more than a decade of incredible success, we intend to make this the best one yet. Don't miss out on joining us at ProFusion Expo 2024!

Please note: this is a cashless event.
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We have had the pleasure to host some very amazing people over the years.


  • Albert Watson
  • Greg Gorman
  • Gregory Heisler
  • Rodney Charters
  • Matt Barnes
  • Billie Chiasson
  • Shane Hurlbut
  • Jeremy Benning
  • Storey Wilkins
  • Lou Freeman
  • Jeff Rojas
  • Sam Sciarrino
  • Michelle Valberg
  • Lisa-Marie McGinn
  • Michael Clark
  • Miguel Jacob
  • Raph Nogal
  • Ranjiv Gunarajasing
  • Ken Hubbard
  • Lindsay Adler

Some of our Past Events

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Events Payment & Cancellation Policy

  • All Vistek events, workshops and seminars begin promptly at listed times
  • Pre-registration and payment in full is required 
  • In the event of a program cancellation or postponement, pre-registered patrons will be notified 
  • Customers may re-book or cancel registrations up to 48 hours prior to the program date
  • All cancellations are subject to a $10 cancellation fee
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made later than 48 hours prior to program or workshop date 
  • In the event of severe weather, classes may be postponed without notice if an instructor is unable to attend 
  • Vistek reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program without notice 
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From product demonstrations to one-on-one sales consultation, right through to installation, and training, our experts are here to assist corporate, educational, government, broadcast and production clients

This encompasses all the photo and video products and accessories that we carry in our Prosumer, Professional and Broadcast lines across Canada, including exclusive brand names that we bring in from all parts of the world.

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