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.

Renee Robyn Wacom Event - March 30 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Wacom Webinar Series: Storytelling with Pixels with Renee Robyn


DATE: March 30th at 3:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 p.m. PDT)
LOCATION: Register on the Wacom Zoom Channel
COST: Free
DURATION: 2 Hours

There are many ways to create compelling portraits, even before the shutter is clicked. From styling to posing and lighting, even lens choices, can completely change the feel and story of a portrait. This lecture will cover some of Renee’s favorite tips and tricks to create diverse eye-catching photographs of people.

About Renee Robyn

Growing up surrounded by the vast prairie of the Canadian north and tales of faraway places, Renée Robyn has chased the perfect backdrop around the world. Approaching photography like a treasure hunter, her compositions are uniquely cinematic, often becoming pieces of a bigger world represented beyond reality. Renée’s style is easily recognizable and distinctly her own. Expertly blending fact, fiction, and a little digital alchemy, she has worked with industry-leading brands like Wacom, Viewsonic, Corel, Capture One, and Intel.

Comfortable facing down gale force winds, climbing fog-shrouded mountains or fast pace commercial studios, her work is impressive and committed. An expert retoucher, Renée applies the same level of commitment to post-processing leveraging her mastery of colour theory, editing, light, and shadow in the digital realm of Photoshop. 

Renée Robyn Photography lectures have been presented around the world, including PhotoPlus, WPPI, Photokina, Creative Live, ProEdu and more.

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

FUJIFILM Presents: Bryan Minear's Epic American Southwest Journey with the GFX100S


DATE: April 8th at 4:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free

Join Fujifilm X-Photographer Bryan Minear as he walks through his firsthand experience with the Fujifilm GFX100S. Bryan took the camera on a landscape photography adventure to the American Southwest to show off what this new 102 megapixel powerhouse is capable of. He will talk through his favorite features and show lots of images he created along the 1,000+ mile journey.

About Bryan Minear

Bryan Minear is a Michigan-based designer, photographer, father, & Star Wars nerd. From a young age Bryan was inspired by Ansel Adams’ ethereal landscape work, which paved the direction he wanted to go as an artist.

Bryan’s always showed interests in cameras and technology from a young age, but it wasn’t until college where he was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design that started shooting and developing film in the darkroom. He fell in love with the process and soon picked up a DSLR to supplement his design work. 

Before he knew it he was teaching himself to use off-camera strobe lighting for portraits and building a business. After a couple of years, he realized that the business was not something that he enjoyed in the slightest and a creative renaissance started to occur.

In 2015 he decided to pursue fine art photography as a primary creative outlet. Before long, he started gaining some steam on instagram and attracting clients large and small. Since then he has been shooting landscape, lifestyle, and commercial photography as a career while still working a full time job as a Graphic Designer.

His goal is to portray atmosphere and emotion through his work, hether he is shooting locally in the Midwest, or traveling and teaching around the world.

To see more of Bryans work, you can find it on Instagram or head over to Bryan's website at www.bryanminear.com.

Bryan Minear Fujifilm Event - April 8th 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EDT
Vistek Live with Irene Rudnyk - April 13th at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Vistek Live: A Conversation with Portrait Photographer Irene Rudnyk - Presented by Canon Canada

 

DATE: April 13th at 7:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free

About Irene Rudnyk

Irene Rudnyk is a Calgary based portraiture photographer, educator, content creator and Canon Canada Ambassador. About Irene Rudnyk First picking up a camera around 11 years ago, Irene began her photographic journey by regularly using her sister Orysia as her main subject.

Since then, Irene has been captivated and inspired by feminine beauty, using the camera to capture her subjects in a more creative, romantic manner.

Preferring to keep full creative control over her photoshoots, Irene often multitasks, taking on the role of stylist or creative director and sometimes acts as makeup and hair artist as well. While the subject is always the focus of her images, Irene also puts a lot of thought into the environment and details of the photo, not striving for realism, but rather a visually pleasing and feminine version of the finished product.

With the goal of inspiring others, Irene created a Youtube channel to share her creative projects and help other photographers, by sharing tutorials, behind the scenes and DIY videos that demonstrate how to use simple techniques, simple setups and natural light to create beautiful images.

You can find more of Irene's work on Instagram or by visiting her YouTube Channel 

Environmental Portraits with Tracie Maglosky - Presented by Profoto


DATE: April 15th at 8:30 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free

Explore the world of strobes & find the freedom and joy of using light and shadow to bring your imaginations to life, with Tracie Maglosky

Join Tracie Maglosky as she demystifies on-location lighting and capturing an expressive portrait right in camera. Balancing ambient light with strobes, getting the perfect skin exposure and finding the best angles and poses can be a challenge! Explore the world of strobes and find the freedom and joy of using light and shadow to bring your imaginations to life.

About Tracie Maglosky
Tracie Maglosky is an award-winning newborn, maternity, wedding and portrait photographer in the Cincinnati area and her studio, located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati's Brewery & Arts District in OTR, boasts beautiful original hardwood flooring and wide open floor plan.

Click here to view Tracie's Website 

Nikon Virtual Demo Day at Vistek - March 25th at 2:00 p.m.
Vistek Live with Dave Bouskill - April 20th at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Vistek Live: A Conversation with Wildlife Photographer Dave Bouskill - Presented by Sony Canada

 

DATE: April 20th at 4:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free

How to Take Great Wildlife Photos: Tip and Techniques for the Perfect Shot

Wildlife photography is more than just being in the right place at the right time. It is about being ready and knowing how to capture those moments when they arise. Join award winning travel photographer Dave Bouskill as he shares his wildlife photography set-up tips, gear, and techniques that you can use to bring back those magazine-worthy photos from your next outing.

About Dave Bouskill
Dave Bouskill is an award-winning professional travel photographer who has spent the last 9 years traveling full-time to capture the beauty of over 100 countries on all 7 continents. Combining his love of travel with his expertise in different genres of photography, Dave’s visual storytelling has been sought out by destinations around the world.

Dave has been featured in National Geographic, Lonely Planet Magazine, Red Bull, and BBC and was named one of the Top 10 Travel Influencers in the World by Forbes.

Click here to see more of Dave's work

Nikon Virtual Demo Day at Vistek with Chris Ogonek


DATE: April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. EDT
LOCATION: Register on Eventbrite
COST: Free
DURATION: 1 Hour

Join Vistek and Nikon Canada's Chris Ogonek on April 22nd at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a Nikon Virtual Demo Day live stream Q & A session. This is the perfect opportunity to ask Nikon Experts anything you want about all the latest Nikon Gear, including the new Nikon Z Series cameras!

Best of all, it’s free to attend! 

Nikon Virtual Demo Day at Vistek - March 25th at 2:00 p.m.

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