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If you’ve ever invested your own precious time in pursuit of higher education, you’ll know the sense of relief and exhilaration that comes when you finally put those years of study behind you. Learning is its own reward, of course, but if someone in your life is about to graduate, they deserve something extra-special to mark the occasion – and redeem all that late-night cramming. We have a few suggestions. DJI Osmo Pocket At less than five inches long and weighing about four ounces, the handheld Osmo Pocket is DJI’s smallest gimbal-stabilized camera. It’s literally small enough to fit in…

We’re into the homestretch now. Father’s Day is right around the corner, you haven’t started shopping yet and another last-minute necktie just won’t do. If you want to get your very special dad a very special gift – something he’ll always use and never forget – we’re here to help. Check out our list of top-pick camera and accessory suggestions. Peak Design’s The Everyday Messenger 13” The Everyday Messenger camera bag easily accommodates a DSLR and several lenses along with plenty of accessories, but with its handy colour-coded, origami-inspired folding dividers, the interior can be customized for almost any use.…

The latest Tough camera takes underwater photography to new levels Olympus has developed a loyal following among outdoor-adventure enthusiasts for its aptly named Tough series of compact point-and-shoot cameras. No wonder. They’re expressly targeted to “adrenaline junkies” and designed to capture fast action under various extreme conditions. The just-released TG-6 stays true to form where it counts and then kicks it up a notch where (to some) it’s bound to matter most. As with its popular predecessor, the TG-6 is decidedly rugged and built to withstand just about anything you’ll encounter on your adventures. Waterproof to 15 metres. Shockproof against…

In a move that is sure to make GoPro nervous, DJI has launched their own action camera, the 4K HDR capable Osmo Action. Designed to directly compete with GoPro’s Hero line, the DJI Osmo Action (OA) is a dust-proof, shockproof (when dropped from up to 1.5 m/5 ft), freeze-proof (down to -10ºC/14ºF) and waterproof (without an additional housing) to a depth of 11 m/36 ft). The Osmo Action features dual colour screens, a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor that captures 12-megapixel still images (JPG or RAW) and 4K video up to 60fps at 100Mbps and is DJI’s first handheld camera to feature…

With the announcement of the RF 85mm f/1.2 lens, Canon has finally made one of what is arguably the most popular portrait lenses of all time available to shooters who have moved over to the EOS R mirrorless ecosystem. If you’ve ever shot portraits with one of Canon’s existing 85mm lenses, you’ll understand why they are so popular. They are capable of producing images with razor sharp subjects, but with background bokeh so creamy, you could put it in your coffee. The new Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM lens features an entirely new optical design which Canon says boosts…

Kasha Slavner is an award winning documentary filmmaker and photographer who’s passion for social justice and activism is the inspiration behind her powerful imagery. We recently sat down with Kasha to ask a few questions and learn a little more about this talented image maker in preparation for her gallery showings at Vistek Toronto and Vistek Mississauga this May. How did you get your start in Photography? I got my start in photography at a very early age, although I didn’t recognize it as a real passion that I should pursue until I was 14. Some of my fondest memories…

The latest firmware update for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom drones introduces Dual Remote Control Mode (introduced on the original Mavic Pro) and fixes a couple of minor issues affecting GPS information on still images and gimbal control. If you’ve ever flown a drone, you know that it can be tricky to both pilot and control the camera system at the same time. But now, with the ability to connect two remotes to one aircraft using Dual Remote Control Mode, one pilot can concentrate solely on flying while the other pilot independently operates the camera system. How to…

Ready for your close-up? Long before you ever step in front of a live camera on-set, you’ll probably be called upon to submit an audition self-tape to a casting director like Shasta Lutz, CDC. Shasta is one of Canada’s top casting directors, so she know a thing or two about what to include in a self-tape when you get the call and your moment to shine arrives. In the video below, Shasta shares her top 10 tips for creating a self-tape that will get you noticed and help you to (hopefully) get the role you’re dreaming of. If you’re looking…

Fujifilm’s latest firmware update for the X-T3 and X-T30 cameras adds performance and usability enhancements to both systems. The update for the X-T3 seems quite robust, offering improvements to AF performance and capabilities, whereas the update for the X-T30 seems to be minor*, fixing an issue with the Q button being too sensitive and easy to accidentally activate. *According to the notes for this release, Fujifilm will be releasing another firmware update for the X-T30 around June of this year, which they say will add additional functionality. Below are the details from the official Fujifilm firmware X-T3 ver.3.00 and X-T30 ver.1.01…

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