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Gear Alert: The Cintiq Companion Hybrid is HERE.

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Get the Cintiq Companion Hybrid today!

Wacom’s Latest is Here – And Everywhere Else you Need to Be.

Vistek is proud to carry the Cintiq Companion Hybrid – the latest in portability and innovation from Wacom.

Make the World Your Studio – with the new Cintiq Companion

A new era has begun: professional creative power meets unlimited mobility! Enjoy the natural experience of creating directly on-screen with Wacom’s professional pen and multi-touch gestures, combined with the creative freedom of a Windows 8 tablet in a truly mobile Cintiq.

 

Work wherever you want

This professional creative companion will enable you to choose the best environment for the task at hand. Take your Cintiq Companion to your favorite coffee shop to work in a relaxed atmosphere free from the interruptions of your studio; brainstorm with teammates and clients with the full power and performance of a Cintiq at your side; or just go outside and be inspired by nature, art and architecture. After all, Cintiq Companion is both your personal computer and your Cintiq, so it’s got everything you need for your creative profession and suits your lifestyle.

 

Powerful Cintiq performance “on the go“

Leave your studio behind and get creative literally anywhere without compromises. Cintiq Companion offers everything you’d expect from a professional Wacom Cintiq Creative Display: it features a full HD, 13.3” wide-screen display and, with 2048 levels of pen-pressure sensitivity and the ability to detect the angle of your stroke, the Wacom Pro Pen performs like a traditional brush or marker, and combines with multi-touch control for an intuitive, natural creative experience. Pro Pen performs like a traditional brush or marker, and combines with multi-touch control for an intuitive, natural creative experience.

 

Optimized to work your way

Cintiq Companion has a range of new features to make your work easier, including on-screen controls, four ExpressKeys™, the Rocker Ring, and a Radial Menu that provide one-touch access to your time-saving shortcuts. Customize these functions to work with all of your favorite creative applications from companies such as Adobe®, Autodesk®, Corel™, as well as any other software on the market. You can use your Cintiq Companion on your lap or in one of three different working positions on its adjustable stand – there’s always a way to see and show the full beauty of your work. With its convenient carrying case, the Wacom Pro Pen is ready for your mobile creative life too, and Wacom also offers a compact Bluetooth® keyboard as an accessory.

 

Stay connected

Enjoy the freedom to create anywhere without ever being out of touch. Your Cintiq Companion comes complete with everything you’d expect from a tablet – dual facing HD cameras, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and audio speakers give you complete access to e-mail and social media and let you share and collaborate wherever you are. Share sketches, ideas and images with clients and co-workers and enjoy music while you work. A Mini DisplayPort and 2 USB 3.0 ports allow for easy connection of other peripherals or displays.

 

Professional creative power, ample storage and mobility

The Cintiq Companion is available in 4 different models – 16 GB, 32 GB, 256 GB or go pro with the 512 GB model –  to match your needs.

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Introducing the Induro Hi-Hat

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Induro has stepped up its game with the all new Dual-Range Hi-Hat.

The Induro DR Hi-Hat combines a hi-hat and a low-hat to make it easier for photographers to capture shots from a variety of angles. To learn more about the DR Hi-Hat, check out this video.

From Induro’s site:

Compact, flexible and robust – the Induro LFB, Dual Range (DR) Hi-Hat TableTop Tripod Sets are unique support systems providing extensive capabilities satisfying the range of requirements of still cameras as well as video platforms. Available in both 75mm and 100mm models, they support an unprecedented 165lb and 220lb load respectively. Each set consists of both a short Aluminum Alloy tripod with Bowl, and matched Half Ball Adapter. The LFB meets and exceeds the standards set by other hi-hat and lo-hat solutions. Each leg features a two section extension and three steps of variable angle adjustment, making height adjustments and terrain adjustments a breeze.

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Check out the Hot Docs Town Hall Meeting – August 27th

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Passionate about documentaries? Hot Docs is holding a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, August 27, at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Supporters of Hot Docs are welcome to share ideas, feedback and more on how to enrich audience members’ overall experience. You’ll also discuss Hot Docs’ and the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema’s roles within the wider community and how to engage and welcome audiences for years to come.

Complimentary popcorn and refreshments will be provided, and participants are invited to stay for a free advance screening of Hot Docs 2013 Official Selection OUR NIXON.

Date: Tuesday, August 27, at 5:30 p.m.

To attend the Town Hall, you’ll need to RSVP.

Click here to learn more and RSVP

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Vistek’s Super Summer Sale

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Summer may be coming to an end, but Vistek’s hot deals are just starting with the Super Summer ebay sale!

New $1 auctions are being added every day. No Reserve! Didn’t see what you were looking for today? Keep checking back, because it’s bound to show up.

All Mamiya products (both new and used) are on sale!

Our clearance products are marked down even further, and all kinds of new products are being added every day. Check in take advantage of the awesome deals today!

 

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It’s a tough gig, but somebody had to do it.

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The much-anticipated Matt Barnes Sportsnet shoot.

Who in their right mind would turn down a job offer like this?

(i) take the top, best-looking athletes in the country

(ii) shoot them in a heaven-like setting, and

(iii) dress them up (or down) in as few clothes as possible, preferably in a skimpy bathing suit.

Sounds like a Matt Barnes shoot, doesn’t it? And as expected Matt turned the Sportsnet shoot into pure magic. And sexy. And unbelievably hot. Click on the video, sit back and enjoy.

Here’s what Matt had to say about the project:

 “A project like this, namely photographing athletes, isn’t quite what I’m usually hired to do, but I was certainly excited at the prospect. It was something of a challenge, and it got me thinking about how best to approach it. I knew that we needed to be able to capture an abundance of images while maintaining mobility, and that while we didn’t necessarily need to shoot fast, we needed to adapt fast, so the Profoto 600b lighting system seemed to be the wisest choice. This portable pack with lithium batteries is light enough to have an assistant carry all day without being too much of a burden – especially considering one minute Papi (my assistant) was having to scale steep terrain and the next hang from the edge of a waterfall. I shot a lot of stuff at 400iso, so the batteries on the pack seemed to last forever.


I was torn between the idea of using a small octabox or a beauty dish, and ended up going with the octa because it is hard but broad. It gave us the option of taking out the baffle to achieve a harder look and to switch from gold to silver foil inside to cool or warm the shot, so the versatility was wonderful. The camera I chose to work with was the Canon 1DX, because I’d heard that it was rugged, and I knew that it’s vertical grip would be handy when it came to switching between vertical and horizontal shots. I shot nearly half of the work with the 1DX, but missed the megapixels and so I swapped it for a Nikon D800 for the remainder of the project. While it was slightly more difficult to use, and not nearly as quick, it worked well with my particular style of shooting and met the needs of this cool and challenging project.”

To see more images and the three-part behind-the-scenes video click here.

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The look of a winner!

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It was a great event for a great cause. Rewind back to April. All proceeds of the Willow Park Merchants’ “Spring Fling” were donated to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. Naturally, Vistek’s Willow Park staff donated their time to photograph the event, including the winner of the Spring Fling make-over contest.

Hair & Make Up: Willow Park Hairstyling Salon & Spa
Bra & Panties: Knickers ‘n Lace
Jacket & Top: Studio Blue
Jeans: Aldila Boutique
Sunglasses: Eyeclectic Eyewear
Bracelet: The Willows Casual Home
Photography: Vistek
Fashion Consultant: Janise Flinkman, The Closet Diva

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Applied Arts Student Awards Winners Announced

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A big ‘congrats!’ from Vistek to the winners of the 2013 Applied Arts magazine Student Awards!

Get the November/December 2013 issue of the magazine to see the winners’ incredible work. For now, you can get a sneak preview on Applied Arts’ gallery.

An invite-only ceremony for all 2013 Awards winners will be held at the Berkeley Church on November 28, to provide the 2013 Student Applied Arts Creative Excellence award.  The award is handed out to the highest scorer of all Student Awards Winners.

The energetic work of young creatives like the ones below is what drives our industry. Congratulations to the winners – we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you.

Jimmy Adtani
Miami Ad School
Ivan Aguilar
Vancouver Film School
Mono(sooeun) Ahn
Sheridan College
Ryan Ali
Vancouver Film School
Justine Anweiler
Alberta College of Art + Design
Noah Asanias
VanArts
Alex Bakker
Capilano University
Edward Balli
Mohawk College
Janice Barber
Sheridan College
Chandra Barnett
Sault College
Martin Bazyl
Seneca College
Guillaume Beaulieu
Université Laval
Thomas Beltrame
Cambrian College
Brandon Bergem
University of Manitoba
Jake Blakeley
York University / Sheridan College Program in Design
Rod Bland
Langara College
Anna Bogatch
OCADU
Jenny Bonar
Alberta College of Art + Design
Sara Borowski
Alberta College of Art + Design
Luc Bortolotto
Sheridan College
Ricardo Bouyett
Columbia College Chicago
Adam Briggs
Capilano University
Yasmine Budirahaju
Ryerson University
Joe Bulawan
Sheridan College
David Calderon
Vancouver Film School
Bronson Call
Brigham Young University
Kira  Campbell
Capilano University
Bernardo Canto
Miami Ad School South Beach
Matteo Capaldi
Miami Ad School
Samantha Carlberg
Savannah College of Art and Design
Pamela Casey
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Allison Chambers
Capilano University
Tiffany Chan
York University
Olivier Charland
Université du Québec  Montréal
I-Ying (Annie) Chen
York University
Owen Chen
Vancouver Film School
Amimi Cheng
Savannah College of Art and Design
Dhiya Choudary
Miami Ad School NY
Hye Jin  Chung
School of Visual Arts
Don Cook
Alberta College of Art and Design
Alex Davila
Vancouver Film School
Andrew Davis
College of the North Atlantic
Fiona de Monye
Alberta College of Art and Design
Kevin DeBoer
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo
Chris Dedinsky
Capilano University
Anna Dittman
Savannah College of Art and Design
John Doe
Savannah College of Art and Design
Kevin Downs
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Erika Dueck
University of Manitoba
Branko Dundjerovic
Algonquin College
Frederic Dupuis
UQAM
Kerstyn Edey
Langara College
Russell Edling
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Minsun Eo
Rhode Island School of Design
Cindy Esteves
Sheridan College
Florian Fandrey
Miami Ad School Europe
Sara Fardhesari
Concordia
Marilyn Faucher
UQAM
Nichola Ferreira
Vancouver Film School
Ashley Floreal
Sheridan College
Laura Forbes
Algonquin College
Emilie Gaudreault
Dawson College
Melanie Gillam
College of the North Atlantic
Jordan Gladman
Humber College
Daniel Gleiberman
Emily Carr University
Shjaane Glover
Sheridan College
Antonia Goga
Conestoga College
Matthew Gordils
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Seita Goto
Algonquin College
Dominik Grejc
Vancouver Film School
Nicole Gueldenpfennig
Alberta College of Art and Design
Michael  Gunder
Sheridan Institute
Yuqi Guo
Sheridan College
Michael Harmon
Miami Ad School
Treawna Harvey
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa
Bekah Herrod
Mohawk Ad
Jessica Ho
York University / Sheridan College Program in Design
Jesse Hornstein-Goldberg
Humber College
Kelsey Hughes
Alberta College of Art and Design
Julia Hummel
Conestoga College
Sandra Inchaurraga
Savannah College of Art and Design
Stephanie Jandris
Savannah College of Art and Design
Kelsey Jankauskas
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Iva Jericevic
Humber College
Sam Jiang
Emily Carr University
Nick Johnson
Alberta College of Art and Design
Lynden  Joudrey
OCAD
Tim  Kaminski
Savannah College of Art and Design
Darrel Knight
Seneca College
Sue Jean Ko
School of Visual Arts
Mary Beth Koeth
Miami Ad School
Caitlyn Kurilich
Savannah College of Art and Design
Paulo  Lacerda
Vanarts Institute Of media
Simon  Langlois Huppé
La Cité Collégiale
Gerald Larocque
Ryerson University
Romain Lasser
UQAM
Robin  Lau
SCAD Hong Kong
Nora Leca
York Sheridan Joint Program in Design
Seung-Hee Lee
Maryland Institute College of Art
Soljee Lee
Brigham Young University
James Lee
Humber College
Eun Ju  Lee
Dawson College
Alfred  Lee
SCAD Hong Kong
Dan Lehman
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Patti Lemene
Academy of Art University
Shu Chen Li
Capilano University
Jessica Liew
Humber College/Capilano University
Lanny Lightman
Ryerson University
Edwin Lim
Alberta College of Art + Design
Kristina Litvin
Miami Ad School
Victoria  Lo
Alberta College of Art and Design
Jiani Lu
York University / Sheridan College Program in Design
Seth Mach
Savannah College of Art and Design
Ehsan  Mahdizadeh
Langara College
Teresa Man
York Sheridan Program in Design
Jessica  Marte
Capilano University
Simon Maye
Miami Ad School
Kelley McMorris
Academy of Art University
Scott  McNeill
George Brown College
Jennifer Mei
Savannah College of Art and Design
Lise Misson
CFP Maurice-Barbeau
Lyndon Navalta
Alberta College of Art + Design
Caitlyn Neufeld
Capilano University
Kevin Nguyen
Etobicoke School of the Arts
David Minh Nguyen
Université de Québec – Montréal
Ryan Nicol
Seneca College
Darbi Nicole
Dawson College
Malina Omut
Savannah College of Art and Design
Nate Osborne
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts
Kim Oxlund
Vancouver Film School
Alex  Paillon
Dawson College
Morgan Palmer
Rhode Island School of Design
Sara Panchaud
Conestoga College
Jessie Park-Wheeler
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO)
Emily Pedriks
IDEA Capilano University
Dante Penman
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO)
Denise Plauché
SCAD-Atlanta
Chris Plosaj
Algonquin College
Candace  Potter
Alberta College of Art & Design
Novita Prasetia
Vancouver Film School
Mustaali Raj
Capilano University
Sterling Richter
Emily Carr University
Adam Rogers
Savannah College of Art and Design
Christine Rollins
Sault College
Lindsey Roper
Tyler School of Art
Morgan Rose
Conestoga College
Guillem Rovira Vigas
LaSalle College of Vancouver
Michele Roy
Centre de Formation Professionnel Maurice- Barbeau
Fanny Roy
Université du Québec ˆ Montréal (UQAM)
Tyler Rumi
Sheridan College
Jason Rumpff
Savannah College of Art and Design
Michael Rurka
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
Nick Sadek
Savannah College of Art and Design
Chena San Martin
Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (Vanarts)
Jason Sanders
Cambrian College
Stephen Sandian
Mohawk College
Patrick Savard-Walsh
Dawson College
Angela Schneider
Salve Regina University
Lisa Schneller
Academy of Art University
Camille Segur
Capilano University
Hyojung Julia Seo
York University/Sheridan College
Conrad Shen
York University/Sheridan College
Natasha Shubaly
Capilano University
Stephanie Singleton
OCAD University
Nikki  Stephens
Alberta College of Art + Design
Michael Stevenson
Vancouver Film School
Maria Stoian
Alberta College of Art + Design
Sarah Surrette
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Laura Sutphen
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Elena Syrovatkina
Emily Carr University
Emmanuel Torres
Mohawk College
Noel Torres
Mohawk Ad
Cydney  Toth
Alberta College of Art and Design
Nguyen Tran
Savannah College of Art and Design
Yuanting Tsai
Savannah College of Art and Design
Justin Turco
Mohawk College
Sustai Ulanbaagen
Sheridan College
Gage Varga
Mohawk College
Alice Ware-Harris
Dawson College
Crystal Weisner
Humber College
Mariko Whitley
Capilano University
Larissa Hsia Wilcock
Vancouver Film School
Britt Wilen
Humber
Megan Wojtowych
Humber College
Suk Young  Won
George Brown College
Michelle Wu
York University / Sheridan College Program in Design
Cathleen Yang
OCAD University
Julia Yellow
Savannah College of Art and Design
Tim Yeung
Cambrian College
Soomin Yoo
School of Visual Arts
Grace Yoo
Dawson College
Lucas Young
York University/Sheridan College
Tricia Zaremba
Sheridan College
XiPing Zeng
Savannah College of Art and Design
Shaolei Zhang
Seneca College
Huiyan Zheng
Dawson College
McQaud M
Savannah College of Art and Design
Phoebe
Savannah College of Art and Design
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Support Photographers Without Borders in Uganda

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Henry VanderSpek, a former Vistek photo challenge winner (for “Fullness of Life” in the category of Joy) is taking on an amazing photo assignment this summer.

This summer (July 27 – Aug 10) I will be going to Uganda with Photographers Without Borders to document the work of a local NGO called Raising Voices. Raising Voices is dedicated to the elimination of violence against women and children. My work will be to document their Good School program, which helps to reduce violence in schools. To learn more of what I will be doing in Uganda, and about my crowd funding campaign, please visit http://bit.ly/PWBUganda

 

Henry’s past success documenting East Africa can be seen here. Please consider donating to this very worthy initiative. Each donation will receive creative rewards based on their level of support. Henry’s journey will be followed by my several thousand Facebook and Twitter followers, so your shares and retweets are all the more valuable to the purpose of Henry’s trip.

Henry will be showcasing work from his trip at art shows in September. Please give what you can to help make a difference.

 

 

 

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Fancy Winning a $3000 Vistek Shopping Spree?

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No, there’s no catch. All you need to do is sign up for our info-packed eNews and your name could be drawn for a $3,000 Vistek Shopping Spree. Not only do you get to hear about all the latest & exciting gear and offers first, you could win a serious shopping trip in the process! We think that’s a pretty sweet deal.

 

So? What are you waiting for? Contest Closes July 31!

 

Sign up to WIN!

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