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Soteeoh & Anser – Luminous – CONTACT Festival Gallery

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Toronto street photographer Soteeoh is one of our two featured in-store Gallery photographers for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival during the month of May. What do you get when you team an adventurous street photographer with a popular graffiti artist? A combination of images that are totally unique but more importantly, that challenges viewers to question the visual chaos that is the modern urban scene. This collaborative effort between graffiti artist Anser and street photographer Soteeoh integrates light from a flashlight with long exposure photography. About Soteeoh “Soteeoh is a visual brand builder specializing in lifestyle photography and online content creation.…

Derek Heisler – The Colour of Personality – CONTACT Festival Gallery

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Calgary photographer Derek Heisler is one of our two featured in-store Gallery photographers for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival during the month of May. Don’t forget to check out all of the exciting events Vistek is hosting during the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The Colour of Personality One can describe persons of intrigue as colourful or perhaps full of personality. It all starts with the eyes and flows to the brow, cheeks and lips. Colour and light can say so much about a subject, it can be used to emphasize personality or emotion. About Derek Heisler As an internationally…

Vistek’s Capture Canada Photo Contest – Total prize value over $5,000!

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Capture Canada Photo Contest Runs: May 1 – June 30, 2017 It’s a major challenge. On this, the 150th anniversary of Confederation, can you capture the majesty, beauty and spirit of this great country of ours? If so, you claim the Grand Prize — a collection of fantastic gear! Or, as one of two runner-ups, you can still win big! What we want to see: We want to see your best images of landscapes, cultural celebrations, stunning architecture, wildlife or anything else you think shows the world just how great Canada and it’s people really are! Photos will be judged…

And the Winner of the Vistek / Epson Legacy Print Contest is… Jill Tonini

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The votes are in and Toronto designer / photographer Jill Tonini has been crowned as this year’s Vistek / Epson Legacy Print Contest winner. Jill’s outstanding series of images of volcanic and volatile landscapes titled “Hot Water” thoroughly impressed our judges and we think they will impress you as well! The Prize As our winner, Jill will have her gallery of photos printed by Vistek on Epson’s outstanding Legacy papers. Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Exhibition If you’d like to see Jill’s Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition “Hot Water”  it will be on display from May 3rd – 31st at Le Baratin restaurant…

Foreground, Background, It’s All the Same Ground to Anthony Chang

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The power of photography caught Anthony Chang’s eye at a young age, all thanks to the seemingly “magical powers” of the Polaroid OneStep 600 instant camera his father brought home one day. I think the magic of seeing a photo develop right in front of my eyes was probably the trigger that really got me interested in photography.As the years went by, Anthony’s growing passion for photography, led him to purchase his first camera (a Minolta x700), and then another, and another, and… another, leaving Anthony to begin wondering if his interest in photography was beginning to border on obsession rather than passion. But back…

Azores Calling: Images from the Archipelago by Richard Bacsa

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Photography has always been a passion for Richard Bacsa, even though it hasn’t been the main focus of his career to date… All things around us are beautiful and have their own story.A graduate of the Bachelor of Film and Media Production Program at Humber College, Richard Bacsa has spent the last few years working on various commercial video projects, music videos and the occasional wedding gig. He is also an integral member of the Video Commercial Sales team at Vistek Toronto, helping clients design & set-up their production studios, troubleshoot problems and test out new gear. Travel Photography It was his…

Greg Gorman International Portraits & Nude Workshops for 2017

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Greg Gorman is one of the greatest US photographers of our time and if you’re a photo enthusiast, dedicated amateur or an inquisitive professional, you can gain interesting insights and learn a lot from this well-known artist during his workshops. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn new photography skills & techniques with legendary master photographer Greg Gorman. Since 2012, the Atelier Jungwirth team has been organizing European workshops with Greg Gorman amidst scenic surroundings in cool locations. 2017 Workshops This year, participants have the opportunity to choose from three different locations: Southern Styria in Austria…

5 Minimalist Photographers to follow on Instagram This Week

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One might think that shooting photos that would fall within the “minimalist” concept would be fairly easy, however, you might be surprised, as it’s actually a lot harder than you’d think… Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Minimalist shots have to be planned out carefully to make sure that elements that aren’t integral to the shot are kept to a minimum while at the same time, making sure that any elements that remain are significant to the overall concept and feel of the photo.…

5 Stunning Instagram Accounts To Follow This Week

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Whether they feature portraits, landscapes, architecture or fashion, each of these 5 Instagrammers has created some pretty amazing images that we think are worth sharing. So if you’re looking for inspiration or just something new to fill your Instagram feed with, we’d like to present to you our picks for this week. 5 Instagram accounts we think you should start following this week. Lisa-Marie McGinn A photo posted by Lisa-Marie McGinn (@lisamariephotog) on May 23, 2016 at 9:25am PDT A.M Lorek A photo posted by A.M Lorek (@agnieszka_lorek) on Oct 10, 2016 at 10:45am PDT TJ Drysdale A photo posted by TJ…

5 Canadian Instagrammers To Follow For Inspiration

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No matter what level you’re achieved as a photographer, you sometimes need to take a break from your endeavours to find ways to rekindle your creative process. One way to do so is to look to others who perhaps can help to spark new ideas or creative processes. We aren’t suggesting that you should outright imitate them, but rather create your own ideas from something in their work that might be inspiring for you. So, starting today, once a week, we will share the work of 5 photographers that span various genres and levels who we feel can help your…

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