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In episode ten of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with British street photographer Craig Reilly. In our 10th episode Dale speaks with British street photographer Craig Reilly who’s meteoric success is only outpaced by the growth of Street Photography International (SPi), a collective of street photographers he helped build. SPi hosts millions of impressions monthly on their Instagram account and has a quickly growing base of over 350,000 followers making it one of the largest street photography accounts on Instagram. Craig shares with us how those results were achieved in under two years, and what makes…

The newly announced Sony RX100 VI Cyber-Shot features a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm lens, 24fps continuous shooting mode, and what Sony says is the world’s fastest AF speeds in its class. Sony RX100 VI Features The RX100 VI features a 1-inch, stacked 20.1-megapixel Exmore RS CMOS sensor with an improved BIONZ X image processor allowing for a continuous shooting rate of up to 24fps,  better low light performance and faster AF/AE detection. As mentioned, the RX100 VI offers 24fps at full resolution with full AF/AE tracking and is capable of buffering up to 233 photos at a time. The Hybrid AF…

If you are looking for something to do over a rainy weekend, why not check out some of these amazing photography documentaries. Bill Cunningham New York (2010) – Available for rent in the iTunes Store IMDB Summary: “A profile of the noted and extraordinarily cheerful veteran New York City fashion photographer.” – IMDB Finding Vivian Maier (2013) – Available on Netflix Canada IMDB Summary: “A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.” – IMDB Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids…

With very little fanfare, DJI has quietly announced their latest quadcopter, the Phantom 4 Pro v2.0. While it features essentially the same specs as their popular Phantom 4 Pro, the 4 Pro v2.0 does offer a few minor updates that we will discuss here. Phantom 4 Pro v2.0 Updates Propellers DJI claims that the newly designed quick-release propeller design will reduce prop noise by up to 60% when compared to the the 4 Pro as well as making it slightly more aerodynamic. Video Transmission System/New Remote Unlike previous Phantom versions that utilize DJI’s Lightbridge transmission system, the 4 Pro V2.0…

In episode nine of our ongoing YouTube series, World Class, Vistek video producer Dale Sood Skypes with photojournalist and street photographer Emily Garthwaite. Emily Garthwaite is a British photojournalist and street photographer based in London. Her photography has been featured internationally as well as her photograph “Chained to Tradition” being selected as a Finalist for Wildlife Photojournalist of The Year. Emily is also an Associate Member of Street Photography International which is Instagram’s fastest growing account for the genre with over 250,000 followers and reaching over 8 million people per month. In this episode we discuss how to create stunning street & travel…

Canada C3 CONTACT Festival Gallery – “Coast to Coast to Coast, Connecting an Ocean Nation” In 2017, Canada C3 was a Canada 150 Signature Project that connected Canadians from coast to coast to coast. At the centre of this project was a 150-day ship-based expedition that left Toronto on June 1st, 2017 and travelled over 25,000 kilometres along Canada’s coastline, the longest of any country in the world, arriving in Victoria on October 28th, 2017. Don’t forget to check out all of the exciting events Vistek is hosting during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.Four central themes shaped the Canada C3…

In late 2017, Toronto based photographer Spencer Wynn set out on an epic month long, 11,400 kilometre cross-country photographic road trip in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary documenting our nation’s beautiful and varied landscapes along the way. Don’t forget to check out all of the exciting events Vistek is hosting during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.Canada 150 – Cross-Canada Photographic Journey Armed with Fujifilm’s GFX 50S medium format camera, Spencer captured hundreds of stunning images that highlight the beauty and diversity of the Canadian landscape. Spencer’s official CONTACT Festival gallery contains 14 images that feature the West Coast, the big…

Let’s face it, flashes can be intimidating and confusing for photographers who haven’t mastered using them. Well, Canon’s newest Speedlite, the 470EX-AI, was designed to take all the guess work out of it by using artificial intelligence to do the leg work for you. Official Canon Speedlite 470EX-AI with Auto Intelligent Bounce Introduction The Speedlite 470EX-AI Flash could help alleviate the stigma attached to flash photography as being too difficult, while serving as a gateway for photographers looking to expand their skill set, especially those who recently stepped up from smartphone photography.” – CanonThe 470EX-AI features three different modes, completely…

Blackmagic Design has always pushed the boundaries, both with the design of and the technology found within their cameras and the new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K announced at NAB Show this week continues this trend. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (PCC-4K) features a stunning all black, carbon fibre poly-carbonate composite body that quite simply put, looks like nothing else currently on the market. The PCC-4K is still small when compared to other cinema cameras, but with the redesigned body it’s larger than the original and that’s…

Once again NAB Show has kicked off in Vegas and some major announcements have already started to trickle out. The first one we want to tell you about comes from Sony with the announcement of the FS5 II, the successor to their wildly popular handheld workhorse the FS5 camcorder. On the outside, the FS5 II looks almost identical to the original, which is a good thing as it means you won’t have to go hunting for familiar controls as they really haven’t moved them around. Size and weight also remain pretty much the same. Most of what’s changed is on the inside…

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