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Instagram Contest: The Birthday Book Project – Closed

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Our friends over at The Birthday Book Project are running an Instagram contest and want you to enter! Stop by Vistek Calgary or Toronto before October 31st to see The Birthday Book Project galleries and enter for a chance to win a $75 Vistek gift card. A photo posted by @thebirthdaybookproject on Oct 9, 2015 at 9:09am PDT The Contest Rules as posted by The Birthday Book Project The Birthday Book Project 1st Giveaway Our first gallery exhibition is now up until October 31st at Vistek Toronto and Calgary! We have partnered with @vistek to offer you a chance to win!…

Singer of Songs and Stills – A Photographic Journey from Lloyd Frost

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You see it quite often. A great actor who is also an accomplished painter, or a perhaps a singer who is also a talented writer. Most people initially place Lloyd Frost as a singer/songwriter. But like a lot of multi-talented artists, the Montreal born/Ottawa resident has blossomed into an award-winning filmmaker/photographer. Many of Lloyd’s images on display have been derived from the outstanding short films he made. The award winning, “In Everyone’s Eyes” and his second “The Sun is Rising” which premiered just weeks ago at the Toronto Independent Film Festival. “In Everyone’s Eyes” The award winning “In Everyone’s Eyes” (filmed…

An Afternoon of Laughs, Learning and Luxurious Light

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It’s safe to say that last Thursday’s Vistek seminar, featuring photographer Jerry Ghionis and the beautiful space age looking Westcott Ice Lights that he designed was a roaring success. Taking place in studio 3 at Hangloose Media in Toronto, it was an enjoyable afternoon of laughs, learning and of course luxurious light. However, the most luxurious light in the room wasn’t from the Westcott Ice Lights that were featured, but instead, from their designer, Jerry Ghionis & his wife & business partner Melissa. Filled with warmth, laughter and seemingly unending positive energy, Melissa and Jerry are the rare type of artists that are able make you feel…

The Birthday Book Project

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They say it’s your birthday. But what does it mean? Does our birth date have anything to do with who we are? Astrology suggests that the way we are can be explained by the answer to “what’s your sign?”. But what about our own personal experiences, thoughts and emotions; don’t they count for something? It’s a thought-provoking topic. And it’s why a group of Canadian photographers set out on a mission to capture 366 individuals from around the world, each born on a different day of the year. And if you were wondering, ‘why 366?’ Don’t forget leap years, so…

DJI Ronin Workshop

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The DJI New Pilot Experience wasn’t the only event happening at Vistek Toronto last week. The DJI Ronin Workshop took place on September 3 during the day and was a massive success! Lead by DJI Product Experience Specialist Francisco Toro & Vistek Pro Video Product Manager Brian Young, the session covered the basics of operation and best uses. They also introduced the new Ronin with wireless thumb controller kit. After the session, participants had a chance to “test drive” the Ronin & Ronin M units themselves, in order to experience just how versatile and easy to use these units are. Ronin…

Flight School – DJI New Pilot Experience

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There was a definite electricity in the air last week for the 200 or so potential pilots who attended our “Flight School – DJI New Pilot Experience” events that were held last week at Vistek Toronto. The event started with a talk by DJI Product Experience Specialist Francisco Toro (pictured right) who had flown up from California for the event. During the talk, he explained the history of DJI, the features of the Phantom 3, basics of flight, and then spent time answering questions from the crowd. After the in-class lecture, it was time to move to the outdoor “flight centre”…

A Love Affair with Photography

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Billie Chiasson’s “A Love Affair with Photography” Will be available for public viewing in the Vistek Toronto in-store gallery until the end of September. Less than a decade ago Billie picked up her first camera. Actually, it wasn’t even hers. She borrowed a point-and-shoot from a friend so she could take some shots of her father and brother on a golf outing. That day, her golf game took a back seat, for she found way more enjoyment shooting pics instead of birdies. Today, a mere 9 years later, Billie Chiasson has established herself as one of Toronto’s most polished portraiture and fashion photographers –…

Calling All DJI Phantom Pilots

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Are you a Top Gun in the DJI Phantom community? Do you fly your DJI Phantom like it’s an extension of your body? Would you be excited to  share that knowledge to help grow the community? Vistek is looking for a few great pilots willing to volunteer their time at our upcoming DJI New Pilot Experience events. Who we are looking for: Professional or semi-professional pilots who have logged multiple flight hours with the DJI Phantom series of drones. Available on September 1 & 2, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (approx) If you think this might be you, please email…

Kristin Lau – Working Nepalese, A Retrospective in Images

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The “Working Nepalese” photo series from Kristin Lau, is the focus of the latest Toronto in-store gallery. An ambitious project that takes the ‘man vs. nature’ theme to the extreme by exploring man’s desire and innate curiosity to push beyond the realms of his physical boundaries, to do what it takes to live, work, survive and thrive in one of the harshest environments on the planet. The Everest Region, located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal, (home to one of the highest places in the world that man can climb), remains a place that has defied mankind’s attempts at overall domination, yet where the local population…

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