You’re Invited: Nikon Lecture Series & Cleaning of Nikon Products @ No Cost in Toronto May 6, 13, 20 & 27 + Guided Photo Walk-Chance to Win a Nikon Coolpix AW 130 @ No Cost May 23, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs,

On behalf of Nikon Canada, welcome to the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival!

Nikon Canada is proud to be the official camera partner of CONTACT 2015. For five years running, we have been committed to the festival as a natural extension of Nikon’s longstanding support of Canadian and international photographers who are passionate about creative dialogue and expression through the arts.

Our ongoing mission has been to holistically grow the photography community in Canada, in part through our Nikon Canada Ambassador Program and various local and national partnerships and initiatives. CONTACT plays a huge role in this effort, and 2015 promises to be the best year yet, with well over 1500 artists and photographers exhibiting at more than 175 venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Thank you for being a part of this very special celebration of photographic artistry. We hope your experience and participation at this year’s CONTACT is rewarding and aspirational, and that it encourages you to take your passion for photography to new heights.

See you there!

Michael Finch
President & CEO, Nikon Canada Inc.

Nikon Lectures by Professional Photographers: FREE Admissions

During the 2015 CONTACT Photography Festival (May 1-31 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada), on Wednesdays, CONTACT and Nikon Canada will present the Nikon Lecture Series, featuring world-class authorities on photographic arts.

  • Nikon presents a series of informative seminars by professional photographers, who will discuss their inspirations and technical accomplishments behind their images.

The Nikon Professional Services team will be on site to offer free cleaning of Nikon products at the following four lectures:

Tony Beck: “”Wildlife Photography – Keeping It Simple””

  • Wednesday, May 6, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • St. Paul’s Bloor Street, Cody Hall – 227 Bloor St E

    Wildlife photography can be easy, especially in the modern digital world. Regardless, this specialized aspect of photography remains one of the most challenging. 

This presentation addresses a wide range of challenges including special field techniques, equipment choices and post processing.

 A naturalist, birder and photographer, Nikon Ambassador Tony Beck discusses and demonstrates several tips that will simplify your techniques, and improve the overall impact of your wildlife images.

  • Please RSVP at .

Sam Sciarrino: “Lighting on Location”

  • Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • St. Paul’s Bloor Street, Cody Hall –227 Bloor St E

    Emotion and sensitivity can be explored more deeply with Nikon Ambassador Sam Sciarrino‘s soft touch glamour style. Various lighting and composition fundamentals also play an important role in the final image. In this seminar, Sam will demonstrate how to work with lighting in outdoor and indoor locations. This lecture will also feature a live demonstration.

  • Please RSVP at .

Michelle Valberg: “Adventure Travel and Wildlife Photography”

  • Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
    St. Paul’s Bloor Street, Cody Hall – 227 Bloor St E

    Join Nikon Ambassador Michelle Valberg as she shares exciting adventures she experienced while photographing polar bears in Canada’s Arctic, swimming with humpback whales in Silver Bank, walking with wild horses on Sable Island as well as capturing Antarctica and South Georgia penguins and other wildlife.

  • Please RSVP at .

Kristian Bogner: “Take Your Sports Photography to the Extreme”

  • Wednesday, May 27, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • St. Paul’s Bloor Street, Cody Hall – 227 Bloor St E

    The secret to any great sports image is capturing the energy in motion at its absolute peak.  From the Olympics to extreme sports to a family soccer game, Nikon Ambassador Kristian Bogner will show you how to take your sports photography to the next level.  Kristian will discuss how to get the most out of your gear.

  • Please RSVP at .


Guided Photo Walk,
Presented by Vistek and Nikon

FREE Admission

May 23, 2 -5 pm

Vistek Downtown
496 Queen St E
Toronto M5A 4G8

 (416) 365 1777

You are invited to join the Nikon Photowalk through Corktown, led by Vistek’s own in-house photographer and Product Manager, Gary Goldberg.

It’s not just about meeting new and interesting people. It’s about discovering Toronto’s most fascinating district. Explore Corktown, taking in the new Canary District along with Toronto’s historic Distillery District. Better still, folks from Nikon will have plenty of new cameras and lenses for you to try out.

COOLPIX AW130, yellow

COOLPIX AW130, yellow

Here is a chance for you to win an all-weather digital camera Nikon Coolpix AW130.

  • One lucky Participant will win a Nikon Coolpix AW130.
  • 30 limited spots.
  • Full contest regulations available at the Photo Walk.
COOLPIX AW130, yellow

COOLPIX AW130, yellow

For more information and registration, please visit

Enjoy and Good Luck! / Amusez vous bien et bonne chance!