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Photography Resources

It takes time for a photographer to find all the available resources he or she might need in a new city. This resource page has been compiled to assist visting professional photographers or photographers new to Toronto. .

By no means a complete or comprehensive list, it contains different resources that we have found useful over the years for one reason or another.


Toronto Photography Stores

Eight Elm Photo & Video
Special focus on serving student photographers and fine art enthusiasts with a wide range of standard and unusual products, including Canham and Lotus view cameras, Forte papers, Ries tripods, Fuji lenses, Bergger film and paper, PMK pyro and more. Rental department, inventory of previously-owned equipment

Downtown Camera camera store, sales of APS, 35mm and digital cameras, including Canon, Nikon, Minolta, and Pentax. Kodak, Fuji and Ilford film. Used equipment.

Merkle Camera & Video
Sales of APS, 35mm and medium format cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, industrial video, editing equipment, desktop video production, scanners, and printers. Online used equipment. Video equipment rentals. Repair service.

Continent-Wide Enterprises
Camera retailer specializing in sales and service for the Kiev 88 medium format camera system made in the Ukraine.

Kodak Canada eStore Catalog
Online sales of film, professional photo equipment, thermal printers, Kodak scanners and more.

Aden Camera carries a large stock of APS, compact and SLR cameras, video equipment and more.Three locations.

ARRI Canada - Takes you to ARRI of Munich, Germany. Sales and service of Arriflex cameras, extensive lighting equipment, American Studio grip equipment and camera accessories.

Vistek - Canada's largest store for photo, video and digital imaging equipment.
B&H Photo - Camera store in New York City good for mail order.
Calumet Photographic - view cameras, lighting, darkroom, studio gear, books....
Harry's Pro Shop - Toronto based online store. Also used equipment.
Professional Graphics - Computer graphics equipment suppliers.

Toronto Film Labs

Toronto Black & White: 99 River Street Toronto, Great black and white developing and printing 416-861-0258

BGM Imaging: 497 King St. East - E-6 and C-41 processing, large format printing - 416-947-1325.

Colourgenics Inc: 11 Davies Ave., Unit 102 - E-6 and C-41 416-461-3233.

Toronto Image Works: 80 Spadina Ave., Suite 207 - E-6, C-41, and Agfa Scala. Darkroom rentals. 416-703-1999 .

 Steichenlab: 500 Richmond St., East - E-6, C-41 and B&W processing; Custom colour and B&W printing  416-366-8745.


Toronto Equipment Rental:

Vistek: 496 Queen St., East - Cameras, 35mm and medium format, lighting, etc.. 365-1777 or toll free 1-800-561-1777

Headshots Rentals Inc., Toronto
Photo equipment rental, including professional lighting equipment, pro 35mm and medium format cameras, Manfrotto stands, tripods and grip equipment, Profoto and Chimera light modifiers, soft boxes, umbrellas and reflectors, backgrounds, Nikon digital SLR cameras, etc. 416-466-9600

Camera Repairs

Douglas Banks Photo Equipment Repairs, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
More than 12 years experience repairing all brands, makes, and models of photographic equipment, cameras, lenses, electronic flash units, binoculars, rangefinders, telescopes, light meters and more.

KHB Photografix, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Specializing in service and sales of professional photo equipment, electronic flash units, enlargers, large format and specialty cameras. Factory authorized service for Lumedyne, Photogenic, Profoto, Sunpak and White Lightning flash, Beseler and Omega enlargers, Arkay darkroom equipment, Horseman and OmegaView cameras, Compur, Copal, and Seiko shutters. Out-of-warranty repairs on many more brands.

Kominek Camera, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Since 1951, camera repair and optical instrument sales and service. Repairing most brands, including older Zeiss, Voightlander, Leica, and Nikon cameras, binoculars, spotting scopes, camcorders, VCRs, and audio equipment. 6 month warranty on repairs. Used equipment for sale.

Canadian Equipment Sources

Appleby's Image Center, St. John, N.B., Canada

Athena Photo, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Beau Photo Supplies Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Camera Traders, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Carsand-Mosher Photographic, Halifax & Truro, Nova Scotia

Don's Photo Ltd., 6 Stores in Manitoba & Saskatchewan, Canada

Ginn Photographic Company, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Inter-Pro Photo Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ivan's Cameras, A/V & Imaging, Moncton, N.B., Canada

Jiffy Photo, Kanata, Ontario, Canada

Lens and Shutter, Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., Canada

McBain Camera Ltd., 7 stores in Alberta, Canada

Motion Picture and Sound Foto Source, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Nova Photo Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Parker Albums of Canada, North Bay, Ontario, Canada

Parsons Foto Source, Owen Sound, Ontario Canada

Photo Expert, Delta, British Columbia, Canada

Photo Presto, Quebec, Canada

Prism Photo Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Quality Cameras & Computers, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Saneal Camera Supplies Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Simon's Cameras Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Throop Photo Image Center, Nepean, Ontario, Canada

Vintage Visuals Photographic, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

West Canadian Color, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Canadian Manufactures and Reps

International Parkside Products, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Manufacture and online sales of award-winning unique lens cleaning tools: LensPen and MiniPro.

Agfa Division of Bayer Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Details about Agfa operations in Canada, including product information for scanners, digital cameras, prepress products and systems, amateur and professional film, and medical imaging technology.

Alchemy Mindworks Inc., Becton, Ontario, Canada
Makers of GraphicWorkshop for Windows & GIF Construction Set for Windows

Apple Canada Inc., Markham, Ontario, Canada
Corporate and up-to-date product details. Support and contact information.

Bonica Precision, Inc., Richmond, B.C., Canada
Manufacturers of the Snapper line of underwater cameras and camera accessories including auxiliary lenses, the Neon strobe flash, ball heads, ball joint brackets and grip equipment for underwater photography.

Canada Mounts, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
North American supplier of custom photo mounts

Canon Canada Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Canon product information for Canadians, including Canon digital cameras, 35mm SLRs and lenses, Toll free customer support at 1-800-OK CANON.

Champion Chemtech Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Photo chemicals for minilabs, photo studios, pro labs, newspaper, magazine and hospital photo labs. Ecologically sound color, black and white, chemistry.

Corel Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Comprehensive drawing, graphics, publishing, and photo editing tools, including CorelDraw, Corel Photo-Paint, Print & Photo House

Elmo Canada Mfg. Corp., Brampton, Ontario, Canada
visual presentation products, including high resolution visual presenters, slide projectors, overhead projectors,etc.

Imapro Corporation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Manufacturers of digital imaging work stations high res film recorders for PC, Mac and Unix (35mm, 120, 4x5 and 8x10 models) including 16k and 32k resolution, professional flatbed and drum scanners,

Kodak Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kodak for Canadian consumers.

Macromedia Inc., Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada, Director Multimedia Studio, FreeHand, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash. Also xRes, Extreme 3D, Fontographer

Off The Wall Productions, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Manufactures durable, light-weight studio prop systems, including studio sets, backgrounds and props for photography studios and outdoor location shooting.

Parker Albums of Canada, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Manufacturers and direct sales of quality handmade photo albums, custom, archival and leather albums, wedding albums, photo flip books, scrapbooks,

Parkside Optical Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Makers of the LensPen, selected as the Designed to clean the fine optics found in cameras, camcorders, etc.

Pentax Canada, Inc., Canada
Pentax product information for the Canadian market.

Strand Lighting Canada, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Professional lighting equipment for theatrical staging, broadcast television, film, and video production companies.














Music Sites

Toronto Music Scene


More General Photography Information
Elite Art Sites

Wedding Photographer Locator/Wedding Photogrphy Finder - A wedding photography resource guide for couples.



Contact Press Images
The Digital Journalist
DoubleTake Magazine Online
Photojournalism and Documentary Web Ring Home Page
The Photojournalist's Coffee House
Reportage Photography Online Photo Galleries

Also seeToronto Visitors guide.

Technical Information

Photography FAQs - lots of very technical how-to data

Foto Info - Processing advice and how-to forum

Glossary of Photography Terms

The Photographer's Toolkit - Information on Black and white photo processes.
Great Photo Books - Offers a large selection of books on photography.

Photo Equipment International

The Photographer Store - Comparison shop listings of products.

B+W Filters - High quality photographic filters from Germany.
Canon World Wide Gateway
Chimera - Light Banks
Contax Cameras - reccommended
Domke -wonderful bags
Elinchrom - great stobes
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.
Gitzo Camera Supports - tripods
Hasselblad USA
Hasselblad Sweden
Heliopan Filters
Ilford - B and W film
Kirk Photo - Quality photo accessories.
Lee Filters - camera and lighting filters.
Leica Camera Homepage
Lightware - Soft Cases for Photographers
Lindahl Specialties
Lowepro - High quality and innovative bags, backpacks and cases for photo equipment.
Lumedyne - Portable flash units.
Lumijet By Luminos - Inkjet papers and inks.
Mamiya Home Page
Metz Internet Site - high powered flashes
Nikon Worldwide Web Sites
Nikon Canada
Pelican Products - waterproof cases.
Pentax Worldwide
Perfect Niche Software - Cradoc Caption Writer, slide captioning software.
Phase One - digital backs for medium and large format cameras.
Photoflex - complete lighting accessories
Polaroid Corporation
PrintFile - photo storage materials.
Quantum Instruments - battery packs and flash equipment.
Schneider Optics
Sekonic Lightmeters
Singh-Ray Filters
STO-FEN Products - Omni-bounce and flash accessories
Tamron Industries Inc.
Zeiss lenses and optics - great lenses.  

Stock Photography

Mira- artist managed stock agency
Index Stock - high-quality stock photography and images for advertiser
Corbis - big, big, big
Getty Images - leading stock agency

Rapsodia - Outdoor sports picture library, extreme images, mountain, skiing, travel, adventure and the great outdoors.
911 Pictures - stock photography agency dealing primarily with photos from the Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Services,
Stock Solution - library of 200,000 images

Alaska Stock - stock photography agency specializing in images of Alaskan and wildlife.
Black Star Photo Services

Contrast Photo Agency - A Canadian Photographers Cooperative.

Index Stock Imagery

Masterfile - On-line stock photography photo search.

Modeling Agencies

How to become a fashion photographer

Eleanor Fulcher International: 922-1945

Makeup/Hair Stylists:

Andrea Walmsley - 416-937-4247

Colette Cormier- 905-841-5250

News and Media

Canada NewsWire
The Associated Press Canadian Press News Service - Canada's national news and photo wire.
The Toronto Star Online
Journal E : Real Stories From Planet Earth
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation'
CBC Newsworld Online
The Globe and Mail -newspaper
National Post Online - l newspaper.
The New York Times on the Web
JournalismNet - a journalists guide to the Net.


Travel Photography

Nature Photo Index - Nature Photography links
PhotoSecrets - Photo Guides for Travel and Outdoor Photography.
Horizon Productions - Adventure Travel Photography.

Digital Photography

Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques
Creative Pro - articles on all aspects of digital creative work.
Digital Camera Resource Page
Digital Cameras: Digital Photography Review - reviews and forums
The Digital Journalist - White House photographer Dirk Halstead's home page
Digital Photography Review - comprehensive source for information about digital cameras for information about various specialty and fine art papers for photo-realistic performance with almost all inkjet printers. - digital printing info and products.
Rob Galbraith Online - digital photojournalists - pro equipment.
Scanning Photos for the Web


Canadian Website for FedEx Office: FedEx Center, 30 Wellington St. W 1-800-463-3339

Environment Canada Weather


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