Nikon Lectures

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  • Tony Beck
    Tony Beck
  • Michelle Valberg
    Michelle Valberg
  • Kristian Bogner
    Kristian Bogner

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 all four lectures. 

Tony Beck: “The Travelling Naturalist – Through the Lens of a Professional Nature Tour Guide"
Wed May 6, 6:30pm
St. Paul's Bloor Street, Cody Hall - 227 Bloor St E
Tony Beck: "Wildlife Photography - Keeping It Simple"
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. 

Sam Sciarrino: "Lighting on Location"
Wed May 13, 6:30pm
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.

Michelle Valberg: "Adventure Travel and Wildlife Photography"
Wed May 20, 6:30pm
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.

Kristian Bogner: "Take Your Sports Photography to the Extreme"
Wed May 27, 6:30pm
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.

Executive Message

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.