So you want to shoot a wedding…

Wedding Gear Guide 1

Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned professional, there are times when shooting a wedding can be a terrifying prospect. After all, there are many factors that are beyond our control. Things like the weather if you’re outdoors, a guest wandering through your perfectly composed candid shot, or worse, the dreaded bridezilla who needs to direct all aspects of the wedding, including you!

Uncontrollable factors can lead to an incredible amount of pressure for any photographer, so instead of dwelling on those, let’s talk about the factors that you can control. Namely, making sure you have the right tools to complete the assignment and provide photos that will not only WOW your client, but will also make them want to recommend your services to others.


Fogo Island Photo Expedition

Fogo Island Inn

Fogo Island Inn

Gone are the days when going on a photo expedition meant months of travel, sleeping in uncomfortable tents in hostile environments and practically needing a small army of people to manage all of the gear. Thankfully, the Fogo Island Inn Photo Expedition is a far more luxurious experience…


Embrace Your Inner Urban Explorer

R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant

R.C. Harris Water Filtration Plant, once again part of Doors Open Toronto this year.

Let’s face it, most of us love going into places that we aren’t supposed to go. Maybe it’s the thrill of getting caught, or perhaps it’s simply the need to see what’s on the other side of that closed door that drives our curiosity. Thankfully we have Doors Open to give us a perfectly legal way to achieve this…


Say hello to the new Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10

Hot off the production line, the X-T10 Compact System Camera is Fujifilms’s newest addition to their very successful “X Series” line of mirrorless cameras. 


Dear Beth, (i.e. the Beth at the heart of The Beth Project)

BethUntil The Beth Project came along, we thought we knew you pretty well. As your Vistek colleagues we knew that you moved to Toronto from the Great Great White North (Whitehorse) … that you’re a fabulous cook who loves to bake … that you push the limits physically as an eager participant in the insane sport of roller derby … that you cater to your ‘real love’ of photography by shooting wedding and portraits under your dangergirl persona.

And Beth, of course, we knew you as that courageous individual who made the daring decision to lose 150 pounds and cut your body weight nearly in half.

The surprising thing we didn’t know about you is that you’re a damn fine actress.

Credit has to be given to Blake Morrow for staging and shooting the two characters you portrayed two years apart — and for creating the seamless double portraits. But kudos to you for pulling off the acting parts so well.

Beth, every time we look at the photos, we are totally, helplessly captivated by your playful poses, looks, sneers, and sly smiles. Way to go, Beth. Thanks for being you — before and after.

Your Vistek friends