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.

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.


June 14, 2021 - The Business of Photography with Tristan O'Brien

Canon & Socality Present: The Business of Photography with Tristan O'Brien


DATE: June 14th at 8:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on the Canon Eventbrite Page
COST: Free
DURATION: 1.45 Hours

Join Canon on Monday, June 14th for an online Socality x Canon Creator Lab workshop and Q&A with commercial photographer Tristan O'Brien (@tristancobrien) as he shares insights and lessons from his own journey of building relationships and landing work with clients ranging from Nike, Uniqlo, Adidas, Ray-Ban, The Toronto Raptors, Hypebeast, Jordan, and more. Beyond just landing and retaining clients, we'll also be diving into what it takes to set your work apart, diversifying your creative business and income streams, and taking advantage of new opportunities to sell your work.

This session will cover themes including:

  • Landing clients and turning those into pipeline relationships
  • Scaling your creative freelance business from hobby to full-time
  • Positioning and setting yourself apart in your field and industry
  • Practical tools and tips for levelling up your portfolio
  • Diversification and expanding your reach - using your available tools and networks strategically to create new opportunities
  • Selling your work - exploring traditional and new ways to sell your creative work and advice for those looking to enter the NFT space with their photography
  • Q&A Session & more

About Tristan O'Brien:

Born and raised in Toronto, Tristan O’Brien’s creative vision is intrinsically shaped by his hometown nostalgia and passion for sharing the stories, or “fragments” as he refers to them, that unfold around him. Tristan’s pursuit of capturing these fragments that we may experience, sometimes for just a fleeting moment, has led to his passion behind the lens. As a lifelong fan of film, Tristan’s vision looks to create a symbiosis between his unique perspective and the cinematic undertones that have inspired his work.

To see more of Tristan's work, you can find it on Instagram or head over to his website at www.tristanobrien.com.

Vistek Live: A Conversation w/ Wedding & Portrait Photographer Raph Nogal Presented by Sony


DATE: June 22nd at 4:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free
DURATION: 1 Hours

Award winning photographer Raph Nogal shares tips and tricks for wedding and portrait photography.

About Raph Nogal
Raph Nogal is a professional photographer of 12 years based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

While specializing in wedding photography, Raph also enjoys photographing portraits, headshots, and products. Raph’s wedding photography style can be best described as a fusion between photojournalism and art-focused editorial photography.

Best known for his creative off-camera lighting approach, Raph is an active photographer, educator & speaker and proud ambassador of Profoto, MagMod, Vision Art, Sprout Studio, and Spider Holster and is an Educational Ambassador for SLR Lounge.

As a 24-time recipient of WPPI Honours of Excellence Awards, Raph is also a Fearless Photographers Award winner, Shutterfest Print Comp Award winner, as well as a PPOC Winner and Loan Collection participant in National and Regional Image Salons in Canada.

To see more of Raph's work, you can find it on Instagram or head over to his website at www.raphnogal.com.

June 22, 2021 - Vistek Live: A Conversation w/ Wedding & Portrait Photographer Raph Nogal Presented by Sony
June 23, 2021 - Taku Kumabe – The Art of Minimalistic Photography - Presented by Nikon

Taku Kumabe – The Art of Minimalistic Photography - Presented by Nikon


DATE: June 23rd at 2:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free
DURATION: 1 Hours

Join Nikon Ambassador Taku Kumabe to learn more about the art of creating beautiful, yet minimalistic photography.

About Taku Kumabe
Taku’s technical acumen and creative thought process has him capturing fleeting moments with precision and beauty. Whether photographing events or landscapes his ability to capture the essence of each moment is masterfully shown in his photographs.

As a self-taught graphic designer and photographer, Taku understands all facets of a creative workflow, capturing moments that his clients can seamlessly use in their own workflow. Despite his work covering a broad range of genres including events and festivals, editorial and environmental portraits, travel, nature, landscape, and art direction in the print industry, his love for capturing the beauty of Mother Nature has him outside any chance he can get. Always a champion of exploring your surroundings, Taku’s breathtaking landscapes inspire others to explore nature in their own neighbourhoods.

His photographs have been used by advertisement to tourism agencies, private companies, major events, and in personal collections. His clients and collaborations have included The Toronto International Film Festival, Luminato Festival, Hot Docs Festival, JAYU, Langdon Hall, Mazda Canada, The Grain Farmers of Ontario, and Bell Canada. He has been published in various outlets including The Toronto Star, The Nikka Times (Japanese Newspaper), Canadian Geographic, Toronto Life, and CBC.

To see more of Taku's work, you can find it on Instagram or head over to his website at www.smaku.com.

Sean LeBlanc – The Art of Wedding Day Storytelling - Presented by Nikon


DATE: July 7th at 2:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free
DURATION: 1 Hours

Join Nikon & multi-award-winning photographer Sean LeBlanc to learn what it takes to create the perfect wedding day story.

In this presentation, Sean LeBlanc will discuss the art of wedding day storytelling. He will provide tips on documenting all the events that unfold on a wedding day while showcasing a real destination wedding he photographed in Carmel Valley, California.

Sean will also discuss how to utilize natural light, off-camera flash light, creative compositions and capture natural-looking moments to tell the ultimate wedding day story.

About Sean LeBlanc
Sean LeBlanc is a multi-award-winning internationally acclaimed photographer specializing in creative wedding photography, fine art portraiture and photographer education. Inspired by light and shadow, Sean creates imagery that is bold, candid, sensitive and dramatic.

After an established career as an engineer MBA at a multi-billion-dollar company, Sean found his true calling for people and photography. He resigned from the corporate world to pursue his passion for photography and built a luxury wedding and portrait studio.

His passion for photography has taken him from his hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, all over the world. Sean has been named one of the top wedding photographers in Canada by several organizations and published in articles by the Professional Photographers of America, SLR Lounge, Fstoppers, Magmod and the Huffington Post.

Sean is a proud ambassador for Graphistudio Italy and Magmod USA.

To see more of Sean's work, you can find it on Instagram or head over to his website at www.seanleblancphotography.com.

July 17, 2021 - Sean LeBlanc – The Art of Wedding Day Storytelling - Presented by Nikon

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

Rewatch ProFusion Virtual Connect Live Streams

 


Rewatch Live Streams from Day One 

11:00am - 11:30am

Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille  - FUJIFILM
“X-S10 Hands On” - YouTube Live

REWATCH

11:00am - 12:00pm

Presenter: Sony Specialists Mo, Laura, Shahpour - SONY
Launch of the Sony FX6 - YouTube

REWATCH

11:30am - 12:30pm

Presenter: Taku Kumabe - NIKON
Shifting Perspectives for A New Look - YouTube Live

REWATCH

11:30am - 11:45am

Presenter: The Fuji Guys  - FUJIFILM
"Ultimate Flexibility: Making The Transition To FUJIFILM" - Premiering On The Fuji Guys YouTube For Profusion 2020 - YouTube Live

REWATCH

11:45am - 12:30pm

Presenter: Jonathan Bielaski - FUJIFILM
"The Changing World of Content Creation in 2020" - Zoom Webinar

OVER

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
NEW SureColor P700/900 Desktop Printers LIVE - Zoom Webinar
OVER

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presenter: Jim Koepnick - SIGMA
Keeping your creativity healthy during pandemic times. - YouTube Live
REWATCH

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presenter: Kellie Bieser - PROFOTO
The Science and Emotion of Light - Zoom Webinar
OVER

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presenter: Vicki Lean, Troy Manning - SONY
How the FX6 is Changing the World - YouTube

REWATCH

12:00pm - 12:30pm

Presenter: The Roland Pro AV Team - ROLAND
A quick overview of the new ROLAND V-1HD+ & Roland UVC-01 USB Video Capture  - YouTube Live

REWATCH

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Presenter: Chris Ogonek - NIKON
LIVE: Z 6II & Z 7II. Ignite Your Passion. - YouTube Live
REWATCH

12:45pm - 1:15pm

Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille - FUJIFILM
“ X-T4 Hands On” - YouTube Live
REWATCH

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
New Ways to Print - Desktop & Mobile LIVE - Zoom Webinar
OVER

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Presenter: Luc Lamarre - CANON
Learn all about the new Canon EOS C70 - YouTube Live
REWATCH

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Presenter: Mark Blinch, Toronto Maple Leaf’s Team photographer and NHL photographer - SONY
Photographing Sports in a Covid World - Shooting Experience From Shooting the NHL Bubble - YouTube

REWATCH
1:30pm - 2:30pm Presenter: Michelle Valberg - NIKON
Creating Emotional Impact - YouTube Live
REWATCH
1:30pm - 2:15pm Presenter: Union Eleven Co-Founders Andrew Geddes & Derrick Rice - FUJIFILM
"How Switching to the FUJIFILM X System Provided New Business Opportunities" - Zoom Webinar
OVER
2:00pm - 2:30pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
How to Choose Inkjet Papers LIVE - Zoom Webinar
OVER
2:00pm - 2:45pm Presenter: Paul Zizka - CANON
Canon Ambassador Paul Zizka shares his experiences shooting with the EOS R5 - YouTube Live
REWATCH

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presenter: Brooke Bartleson - OLYMPUS
Brooke will discuss everything from gear she uses, to settings, composition, ethics, post-processing, and everything in between! - YouTube Live
REWATCH

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presenter: Colin Smith / Founder of PhotoshopCAFE - WACOM
How to Make Your Photos Look Better Using a Wacom Tablet and Photoshop - YouTube Live
REWATCH

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Presenter: Derek Lamoureux and Nik Pilecki - NANLITE
Working on professional sets using the Forza 500, Pavotube 15C/30C - YouTube Live
REWATCH

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presenter: Sony Specialist Vinay Dhalla - SONY
Great Vlogging Solutions with the Sony ZV-1 - YouTube

REWATCH

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presenter: Craig Moffat Managing Director of Datavideo US - DATAVIDEO
Complete Streaming Solutions from Datavideo - YouTube Live

REWATCH
2:15pm - 2:30pm Presenter: The Fuji Guys - FUJIFILM
"Creating Your Video Settings on a FUJIFILM Camera" - Premiering On The Fuji Guys YouTube For ProFusion 2020 - YouTube Live
REWATCH
2:30pm - 3:30pm Presenter: Sean LeBlanc - NIKON
Composing Intimate Candid Artistry - YouTube Live
REWATCH
2:30pm - 3:00pm Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille - FUJIFILM
“GFX Hands On” - YouTube Live
REWATCH
2:30pm - 3:00pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
NEW SureColor 24” and 44” Printers LIVE - Zoom Webinar
OVER
2:45pm - 3:30pm Presenter: Derek Lamoureux and Nik Pilecki - LEDGO
Working on professional sets using the MagicHue G260 & Versatile panels - YouTube Live
REWATCH

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Presenter: Brooke Bartleson - OLYMPUS
Brooke will explain the essential gear she travels with and recommends what to simply leave at home. It’s time to break free and travel light. - YouTube Live
REWATCH
3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
AMA (Ask Me Anything) LIVE Questions and Answers - Zoom Webinar
OVER

3:00pm - 4:30pm

Presenter: Ky Luu - Master Photographer (AIPP & WPPI) - GODOX
10 Years of Wedding Experience Summarised in 90 Mins - YouTube Live
REWATCH

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Presenter: Jeff Allen - TAMRON
Let’s Get Outside. The Tamron Guide to Better Landscape and Nature Photography - Zoom Webinar
OVER

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Presenter: John Banovich - SONY
Wildlife in the field with the FX9 and Venice - YouTube
REWATCH

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Presenter: Tom Brady, Marketing, Stella Pro Lights - LIGHT & MOTION
Improve your lighting techniques - Zoom Webinar
OVER

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Presenter: Adam Gibbs - FUJIFILM
"Light and Composition" - Zoom Webinar

OVER

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Presenter: Richard Bernardin - CANON
Portrait and fashion photographer, Richard Bernardin, shares his experiences shooting with the R5, RF Lenses on a LIVE shoot. - YouTube Live

REWATCH

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Presenter: Daniel Gutierrez/Product Trainer - PANASONIC
Unbox your Creativity – the future of Video - Microsoft Teams Webinar

OVER

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Presenter: Chris Dodds - SONY
Birds and Wildlife with the Sony Mirrorless - YouTube

REWATCH

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille - FUJIFILM
“ X100V/X-Pro3 Hands On” - YouTube Live

REWATCH
4:30pm - 5:00pm Presenter: Nikon's Technical Experts - NIKON
LIVE: Q&A Open form with a Nikon’s Tech Team. Get your questions answered! - YouTube Live
REWATCH
5:00pm - 6:00pm Presenter: Viktoria Haack - NIKON
Navigating the World of Social Media - YouTube Live
REWATCH

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Presenter: Evaan Kheraj - FUJIFILM
"Home on the Rangefinder by EVAAN" - Zoom Webinar

OVER

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Presenter: Tom Cubby and Sam Fares - SONY
Live Streaming Solutions From The Field - YouTube

REWATCH

Rewatch Live Streams from Day Two

11:00am - 11:30am

Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille  - FUJIFILM
“X-S10 Hands On” - YouTube Live

WATCH

Watch Any Time

Presenter: Yadu Fereaud - SONY
Take Your Portraits To The Next Level With Sony Gmaster Lenses - YouTube

WATCH
11:30am - 12:15pm

Presenter: Robin Laurenson - NIKON
Landscape 101: Composition, Making a profit & Challenges - YouTube Live

WATCH

11:30am - 11:45am

Presenter: The Fuji Guys  - FUJIFILM
"Ultimate Flexibility: Making The Transition To FUJIFILM" - YouTube

WATCH

11:45am - 12:30pm

Presenter: Jonathan Bielaski - FUJIFILM
"The Changing World of Content Creation in 2020" - Zoom Webinar

WATCH
12:00pm - 12:30pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
NEW SureColor P700/900 Desktop Printers LIVE - Zoom Webinar
WATCH
12:00pm - 1:00pm Tony Corbell, US Photographer - PROFOTO
"Between Light and Shadow" A message of understanding light theory, light sources, and creative freedom. - Zoom Webinar
WATCH

Watch Any Time

Presenter: Andy Munitz - SONY
Audio Makes Your Video Come Alive - YouTube

WATCH
12:30pm - 1:00pm Presenter: Nikon Representative - NIKON
LIVE: DSLR or Mirrorless technology: Which is best for you? - YouTube Live
WATCH

12:45pm - 1:15pm

Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille - FUJIFILM
“ X-T4 Hands On” - YouTube Live
WATCH
1:00pm - 1:30pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
New Ways to Print - Desktop & Mobile LIVE - Zoom Webinar
WATCH

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Presenter: Luc Lamarre - CANON
Learn all about the new Canon EOS C70 - YouTube Live
WATCH

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Presenter: Daniel Gutierrez/Product Trainer - PANASONIC
Unbox your Creativity – the future of Video - Microsoft Teams Webinar

WATCH

Watch Any Time

Presenter: Dave Bouskill from thePlanetD - SONY
The Art of Travel Photography and Using the Sony Mirrorless to Capture the Beauty Around Us - YouTube

WATCH
1:30pm - 2:30pm Presenter: Chris Ogonek - NIKON
Timelapse Photography - YouTube Live
WATCH
1:30pm - 2:15pm Presenter: Union Eleven Co-Founders Andrew Geddes & Derrick Rice - FUJIFILM
"How Switching to the FUJIFILM X System Provided New Business Opportunities" - Zoom Webinar
WATCH
2:00pm - 2:30pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
How to Choose Inkjet Papers LIVE - Zoom Webinar
WATCH
2:00pm - 3:00pm Presenter: Jim Koepnick - SIGMA
Turn the ordinary into extraordinary – get creative with exceptional Macro Photography - YouTube Live
WATCH
2:00pm - 2:45pm Presenter: Paul Zizka - CANON
Canon Ambassador Paul Zizka shares his experiences shooting with the EOS R5 - YouTube Live
WATCH
2:00pm - 2:45pm Presenter: Jeremy Gay - NANLITE
Quick tips and creative uses of Nanlite on set in 2020 - YouTube Live
WATCH

Watch Any Time

Presenter: Yadu Fereaud - SONY
Creating Exciting Portraits with the A7SM3 A7RM4 A9M2 - YouTube

WATCH

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Presenter: Craig Moffat Managing Director of Datavideo US - DATAVIDEO
Complete Streaming Solutions from Datavideo - YouTube Live

WATCH
2:15pm - 2:30pm Presenter: The Fuji Guys - FUJIFILM
"Creating Your Video Settings on a FUJIFILM Camera" - YouTube
WATCH
2:30pm - 3:30pm Presenter: Chris Ogonek - NIKON
Macro Photography - YouTube Live
WATCH
2:30pm - 3:00pm Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille - FUJIFILM
“GFX Hands On” - YouTube Live
WATCH
2:45pm - 3:30pm Presenter: Jeremy Gay - NANLUX
Introducing big production lighting that can fit in a passenger vehicle from Nanlux - YouTube Live
WATCH
3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
AMA (Ask Me Anything) LIVE Questions and Answers - Zoom Webinar
WATCH
3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter: Aries Tao - AIPP NSW Council Member, Judge of WPPI - GODOX
Light Perfect Location Portrait with AD1200Pro Anytime - YouTube Live
WATCH
Watch Any Time Presenter: Martin Lindsay - SONY
Production Streaming Workflow - YouTube
WATCH
3:00pm - 4:00pm Presenter: Giancarlo Pawelec | Tether Tools Ambassador - TETHERTOOLS
Why you should be shooting tethered - Zoom Webinar
WATCH

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Presenter: Tom Brady, Marketing, Stella Pro Lights - LIGHT & MOTION
Improve your lighting techniques - Zoom Webinar
WATCH

3:15pm - 4:00pm

Presenter: Adam Gibbs - FUJIFILM
"Light and Composition" - Zoom Webinar

WATCH

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Presenter: Richard Bernardin - CANON
Portrait and fashion photographer, Richard Bernardin, shares his experiences shooting with the R5, RF Lenses on a LIVE shoot. - YouTube Live

WATCH
4:00pm - 4:30pm Presenter: Epson Product Managers - EPSON
NEW SureColor 24” and 44” Printers LIVE - Zoom Webinar
WATCH
4:00pm - 5:00pm Presenter: Colin Smith / Founder of PhotoshopCAFE - WACOM
How to Make and Modify Photoshop Brushes for Image Editing - YouTube Live
WATCH
Watch Any Time Presenter: Sam Fares - SONY
Behind the Scenes at the Sony Digital Media Production Centre - YouTube
WATCH

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Presenter: Francis Bellefeuille - FUJIFILM
“ X100V/X-Pro3 Hands On”  - YouTube Live

WATCH
4:30pm - 5:00pm Presenter: Nikon's Technical Experts - NIKON
LIVE: Q&A Open form with a Nikon’s Tech Team. Get your questions answered! - YouTube Live
WATCH
5:00pm - 6:00pm Presenter: Kristian Bogner - NIKON
Intention. Vision. Creation. - YouTube Live
WATCH

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Presenter: Evaan Kheraj - FUJIFILM
"Home on the Rangefinder by EVAAN" - Zoom Webinar

WATCH
Watch Any Time Presenter: Tom Cubby and Sam Fares - SONY
Live Streaming Solutions From The Field - YouTube
WATCH

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