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Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 4: The Truth About Tech Specs

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In Ep. 4 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood dives in to discuss what tech specs really mean and which ones you should really care about. Walk/Talk Ep. 4: The Truth About Tech Specs “Inside the hood of a modern camera are a lot of intimidating numbers. Bit depth, resolution, chroma, sensor readout, low pass filters…. the list goes on. How do you know which specs to care about and which ones to discard? In this episode we address the most common questions by customers and commentators. We dive into the engine and find out…

Evolving as a Photographer w/ Fashion Photog Lisa-Marie McGinn

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Alberta based fashion & editorial photographer Lisa Marie shares her insights from a career that has been all about evolution, while creating a style that is uniquely her own. The photographer you start as is not the photographer you become – so how can you become the photographer you want to be? Our interview with Lisa-Marie and accompanying footage was shot during our Canon sponsored CONTACT Photography Festival Fashion Photography event at Astrolab Studios in Toronto. The Evolving Photographer w/ Lisa-Marie McGinn About Lisa-Marie McGinn Scottish-born Lisa-Marie McGinn is currently based in Alberta. She specializes in fashion, beauty and conceptual…

Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 3: Rob Scarborough csc – Feeling your way in the dark

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In Ep. 3 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood takes a walk through Toronto’s renowned Kensington Market with cinematographer Rob Scarborough, csc. Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 3: Rob Scarborough csc – Feeling your way in the dark We talk about the very first consideration you should make when lighting any scene, and Rob bestows career advice on building your network and how to be a great person to work with. Want to see more of Rob’s work? Visit his website below. Rob Scarborough, csc Camera Gear Provided by Vistek Toronto Rentals – https://www.vistek.ca/rentals/ About Walk/Talk Welcome to…

Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 2: Steve Carty – Shooting Through the Picture

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In Ep. 2 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood meets up with the incredibly talented editorial and portrait photographer Steve Carty. Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 2: Steve Carty – Shooting Through the Picture “During our walk around Toronto’s Graffiti Alley, we chat with Carty as he likes to be known, about his signature shooting style, how he connects with his subjects and how he can take an everyday location and make it seem special.” Want to see more of Carty’s work? Visit his website below. Steve Carty Website Camera Gear Provided by Vistek Toronto Rentals -…

How to Coil Your Cables, Ropes and Extension Cords Like a Pro

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Cables are probably one of the most abused pieces of equipment on any set out there. They are stepped on, driven over, accidentally cut in half, knotted up, and… well you get the picture. So why then, do so many people continue to add to the abuse by coiling their cables incorrectly? Well, it’s most likely because they haven’t been shown how to do it properly in the first place… The “Over Under” method… Learning how to properly coil your cables will not only help to extend their usefulness, and keep them in tip-top shape, but also reduce the amount…

Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 1: The Truth About Gear Reviews

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In Ep. 1 of our on going series Walk/Talk, Vistek’s Video Producer Dale Sood discusses how gear reviews work, why they are made and what you should really be taking away from them. Vistek Walk/Talk Ep. 1: The Truth About Gear Reviews Let’s have a frank discussion about Gear Reviews… Camera Gear Provided by Vistek Toronto Rentals – https://www.vistek.ca/rentals/ About Walk/Talk Welcome to Walk/Talk. – #REALWALK #REALTALK. A new monthly digital series from Vistek that explores photographic and cinematic life in a fast paced, no-holds-barred style. In future episodes we’ll take a walk with some of the image industry’s best…

Rotolight NEO 2 Set-up and Features Tutorials

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In this three part tutorial, Vistek Video Producer Dale Sood walks us though how to set-up and use the varied features and effects of the Rotolight NEO 2. Rotolight NEO 2 Set-Up and Overview Full overview & set-up of new NEO 2 from Rotolight. We include the three light kit, and include some lighting samples. Rotolight NEO 2 Flash & High-Speed Sync Functionality Full tutorial & set-up of the flash functionality on the new NEO 2 from Rotolight. Full breakdown of using the NEO 2 with the Elincrom HS Skyport for shutter speeds of up to 1/8000th of a second. We…

From Start to Finish – Peter McKinnon’s Video Production Workflow

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Peter McKinnon has arguably one of the hottest photo / video related YouTube channels running right now, offering a ton great of tutorials, equipment reviews and tips and tricks videos. In fact, Peter’s YouTube channel audience has rocketed to over a million people in less than 9 months due in-part to his unique style and delivery when it comes to providing his incredibly engaging content within the photo / video world. If you attended ProFusion Expo in Toronto this past November, you probably caught one of Peter’s extremely popular main stage presentations and already know how engaging he can be.In…

Profoto Academy Wants to Help You to Understand Light

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Understanding light is probably the most important skill a photographer needs to learn and it’s also one of the hardest concepts to really master. Swedish light shaping giant Profoto understands this, and wants to give photographers of all levels the opportunity to learn about light from the masters themselves with the launch of their online Profoto Academy. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George EastmanThere are currently 4 different lighting series each featuring a different master photographer to choose…

What Not to Say to A Photographer Before Asking for Camera Advice

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Photographer Jay Perry has a lot of great videos on his YouTube Channel, but this one in particular caught our eye. It’s safe to say that most photographers have probably experienced the situation Jay describes, and in this video, he shares some sage advice for anyone who is new to photography on how and what you should ask a photographer for camera advice. “Never, ever, tell a photographer that their photos look good because of the type of camera they have.” A quick piece of advice from Jay Perry. When asking a photographer for camera advice, if you “come better…

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