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.

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

Upcoming Events


Olympus Photowalk to the Museum of Nature with Francois Desrosiers - Ottawa


DATE:  June 15th, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Vistek Ottawa - 499 Bank St

OLYMPUS presents: A Photo Walk to the Museum of Nature with Francois Desrosiers

Francois Desrosiers will share his knowledge of portrait & flash photography during a short presentation followed by a walk (roughly 500 metres) to the Canadian Museum of Nature for an outdoor shoot with models. We will then return to the store to review images and a have a short Q & A session. - Note: You will have the opportunity to try some Olympus product during the walk, but please bring your gear as there may not be enough for everyone.


Master Your Lighting with Jason Lanier - Toronto


DATE:  June 20th, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Astrolab Studios - 629 Eastern Ave, Building C 

Master continuous lighting, understand the versatility of High Speed Sync flash and find out how you can capture that perfect shot with renowned photographer Jason Lanier, in collaboration with Rotolight and Vistek Toronto. Be prepared to learn, have fun and don't forget to bring your camera for the opportunity to shoot with Jason and a model at the end! This is the ideal situation for those looking to invest in Rotolight equipment, but want to get hands-on with the equipment and see just how much it offers you - Vistek will even be offering special discounts on the day!


Panasonic Pro Imaging Experience w/ Touch & Try - Toronto


DATE:  June 25th, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Vistek Toronto

Join us on June 25th at Vistek Toronto to learn more about Panasonic's Pro Imaging products including the EVA1, GH Series cameras, new S Series cameras and related Sigma lenses. Ideal for both photo and video users, there will be short sessions that outline the , benefits and applications for Panasonic's various Pro Imaging products. After the sessions, you'll have the opportunity to touch and try the various products our 3rd floor.



Join us at ProFusion Expo

Celebrating Its 10th Year!

ProFusion has become a magnet for so many top professionals and like-minded enthusiasts because we're always the first in Canada to showcase some of the most buzz-worthy new cameras, lighting, software and other gear everyone wants to get their hands on. It's your chance to get a jump on the latest equipment, and to do it conveniently under one roof in an intimate, informative, interactive environment. It's a place where the world's leading manufacturers gather to display and demonstrate their latest products. And it's where attendees get first-dibs, hands-on access to brand new cutting-edge equipment and actually test it out.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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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 like Rockabilly Revival with Matt Barnes, as well as star-studded speaking engagements in theatre/auditorium settings, featuring renowned photographers such as Greg Gorman, Jerry Ghionis and Derek Heisler.

Our commitment to ‘learning’ takes other forms, as well. In our ongoing series of seminars we showcase a roster of experienced lecturers, those whose expertise and enthusiasm make learning a most enjoyable experience. Be advised, because most of our seminars are free to attend, they tend to fill up fast, so be sure to register well in advance. Check frequently for news and updates. Better still, sign up for eNews, and receive news as it arrives.

Some of our Past Events

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