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The Vistek/Epson Show Us Your Best Contest Winner Is…

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Last month in partnership with Epson Canada, Vistek ran the “Show Us Your Best” photo contest. The prize for the contest was an Epson printer package valued at around $2000.00 that included the following: Epson SureColor P800 printer Roll Paper Option Epson Enhanced Matte paper Epson Metallic Photo Luster paper The winner will also have their photo printed on a professional Epson printer, framed and featured in the Vistek in-store gallery for a month. The winning photo will also be featured in an upcoming Vistek/Epson advertisement! We had over 400 beautiful submissions and from those 400 images, the top 10…

Behind the Scenes: Bojan Uzicanin Documentary Part One

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The following is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of an upcoming video documentary for the Vistek YouTube channel highlighting cycling photographer Bojan Uzicanin as he photographed the Canadian Women’s Olympic Cycling Track Team during their morning recovery rides. The day started early, just as the sun was coming up in fact. Our production team, led by Vistek Video Producer Dale Sood, met in the Vistek parking lot to pack the gear into our vehicle for the day’s shoot. Gear loaded, we headed out to rendezvous with our subject for the shoot, photographer Bojan Uzicanin before heading to our final destination the Mattamy…

CONTACT Photographers Share The Stories Behind Their Photos

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Over the course of two days, Vistek’s in-house video producer (and creative director for his own production company Arts & Rec) Dale Sood conducted and filmed interviews with some of this year’s CONTACT Festival photographers. The purpose of these interviews was two-fold, the first being to highlight the outstanding work of the artists, and the second, to share the story behind an individual photograph or their series. Click here to see more CONTACT Festival related posts Each of the photographers listed below touches on a different subject, including inter-faith relationships, the environment, cultural issues, travel, and humor. Carlos Fernandes J…

Vistek & Epson Show Us Your Best Photo Contest

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BEFORE YOU SEND US YOUR ENTRY PHOTO, ASK YOURSELF THIS: IS IT PRINT WORTHY? :Show Us Your Best” Photo Contest Runs: May 1 – 29, 2016 The winning photo in our SHOW US YOUR BEST photo contest will be chosen on that basis. If you can’t picture it in a prestigious gallery then maybe it’s not your best. A print worthy photo is also newsworthy. So along with being printed on an Epson professional printer, framed and featured in Vistek’s in-store photo gallery, the photo will be showcased in a future Epson/Vistek ad. So there’s fame to gain as well…

Enter The $7700 – What A Trip – Canon Travel Contest

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SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHANCE TO SEE THE WORLD WITH A CANON CAMERA AS A TRAVEL COMPANION Where would you go on your trip of a lifetime? That’s the only question you’ll need to consider if you’re the lucky winner of Canon’s ‘What a Trip’ travel contest, and with the whole world to choose from, it might just be the hardest one you’ll ever have to answer… The prize: A magnificent Canon 20.2-megapixel EOS 6D and a 24-105mm lens to ensure you capture the lifelong memories you’re sure to make, plus a $5000 travel voucher to get you to your…

Multiplicity | Steve Carty

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As an artist, Carty, as he likes to be known, is always evolving and trying to find new ways to incorporate the latest tech innovations into his work. Evidence of that spirit can be seen in Steve Carty’s latest work, MULTIPLICITY, in which he experiments with stroboscopic effects and freezing multi-actions in a single frame. Steve Carty’s Multiplicity Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival gallery will be on display at Vistek Toronto through the month of May. Join us for the opening reception and meet photographer Steve Carty on May 2 from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. During the opening reception, Steve…

Urban Dreams & Decay | Pamela Julian

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Pamela Julian’s love of photography was inspired by her father at an early age after watching him document every aspect of their lives with his 35mm Minolta, something that she is very appreciative of. “He took pictures of everything that was happening in our lives – slideshows were a must every couple of months!”Following in her father’s footsteps, Pamela put her love of photography to use by documenting her kids and their daily lives, but soon found that while meaningful on a personal level, she wanted something more out of it. However, there was one important thing that was holding…

Contact 2016: Epson Exhibition Gallery Print Contest Winners

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As the official retail partner of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Vistek is excited to announce the official winners of our Epson Legacy Exhibition Print Contest. The Contact 2016 Exhibition Print Contest, sponsored by Epson, was open exclusively to any photographer who had registered their images in this year’s CONTACT Photography running from May 1st – 31st at various locations throughout Toronto. Each of our three winners will have up to 12 of their festival submitted images printed at Vistek Toronto using Epson’s Legacy exhibition quality paper. It will be these images that you will see on display in their gallery shows. So, without…

Colette Stevenson: Here… Gone | Eastern State Penitentiary

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Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP) located in Philadelphia, is one of those places that gives you goosebumps the moment you walk through its rusting gates. British-born actress/photographer Colette Stevenson’s series of 14 images, capture the haunting beauty of a place that was considered to be anything but beautiful, by the thousands of people who were incarcerated there over its 142 year lifetime. Considered to be the world’s first true penitentiary, ESP was built in 1829 and remained operational until 1971, housing some of the United States most notorious criminals including bank robber Willie Sutton and the infamous gangster Al Capone. Today, the…

CAPIC Double Vision Awards at the Papermill Art Gallery

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2016 CAPIC Double Vision Awards Vistek President Ron Silverstein had the honour of presenting the grand prize award at the 2016 CAPIC (Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators) Double Vision awards held this past Tuesday at Toronto’s historic Todmorden Mills. The concept behind the exhibition and awards is to randomly pair two creatives (one photographer and one artist) with the goal of creating a portrait of each other in the medium that they work in. The artwork is then hung side by side around the gallery to be judged both by the exhibition attendees (popular vote award) and also by a jury of…

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