Entries from 'Canada'

Exploring Montreal: In the heart of the city, A new Jewel of Contemporary Architecture; the 2-22 building

Once known as the red light district in Montreal, the corner of Ste-Catherine and St-Laurent is now the home of the “quartier des spectacles” (or entertainment district). Within this square kilometer of the city, one can find over 80 cultural venues, including 30 performance halls with almost 28,000 seats. For this week’s blog topic of “Exploring…

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Exploring Quebec City: Blue Hour On the City / Heure Bleue sur La ville

During my last trip to Quebec for a one day workshop, we had planned a blue hour session with the photo club and the night was just perfect. I just had time for a quick series of pictures. All pictures were taken with a Nikon D700 + Nikkor 16-35MM VR F/4.0 and edited in Oloneo…

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Pro Tips: 10 Portraits, 10 different lightings and 10 reasons to love them

One of the most important thing when you shoot portraits is knowing how to light you subject no matter what the conditions are.  Be it natural or studio , playing with light is one of the most amazing aspect of photography. So here are 10 headshots with 10 different types of lighting to illustrate what…

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Editorial Portraiture: Haylie the cheerleader

I met Haylie during Don Giannatti Lighting Essentials workshop in November 2009. She is a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts CFL football team and it was a great experience shooting with her.

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Exploring Montreal: Blue Hour at Square Victoria – Financial District

Created officially in 1860 and located in the heart of the financial Center and within walking distance of the old Montreal, the Square Victoria is one of the most beautiful squares of the city with its harmonious blend of old and new buildings. Agrandir le plan As you have read in my previous post, this…

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Exploring Montreal: “Making Of” Christmas Eve at the Henri-Julien Bookstore

Going out to take photos on Christmas Eve, I had no other choices than do my best to capture the beauty of the City of Montreal in the snow. I have already published photos of that night: Snowy backyard somewhere on the Plateau Mont-Royal Snowy alley of the Plateau Mont-Royal I’ve always loved those lonely…

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Top DJs: Misstress Barbara and DJ Kal at Resolution 2010

Organized by Production Playground Bal en Blanc since 2009, Resolution is the first big party of the year in Montreal and always features the TOP Djs in the World. Other than Paul Van Dyk and Above and Beyond, Misstress Barbara and DJ Kal performed live in Montreal at the Bell Center for the New Year…

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Exploring Montreal: A Snowy backyard somewhere on the Plateau Mont-Royal – Making Of Video

Since I got to Montreal in 1997, I’ve always been fascinated by those backyard alleys, and specifically those who display a lot of symmetry. The brickworks of many old buildings make for a great interest too. This specific photo was taken on Christmas Eve 2009 on a fairly overcast weather. I used a Nikon D300…

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Landscape Photography :Top 10 Photos of 2009

Each year brings new challenges and 2009 was no exception. Here is the top 10 photos published on my photostream on Flickr in 2009: Ranked 10 | The hilly Streets of San-Francisco II | HDR/RAW Ranked 9 |  Classic Seattle Skyline,  Washington, USA Ranked 8 | Spooky Evening in Bodie, California, USA | RAW Ranked…

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