A while back I had the pleasure of being part of a wonderful team of creators that all gave their time and talent for a very special photo shoot. My friend and talented makeup artist Catherine Lavoie, had a vision for doing a fashion shoot depicting the 5 stages of Joan of Arc’s (Jeanne d’Arc) life. She started by drawing colored sketches of her vision and from there assembled her team to bring her imagination into reality.
Shot over 2 days at the BlahBlah studio here in Montreal, the team gelled well together and we all had a blast! The photographer Continue Reading »
I just have to share this video with you. There are a lot of DIY (Do It Yourself) photo stuff out there but this one just blew me away. Thank you Cobbler for posting this video. Now that’s what I call a cheap and very Continue Reading »
Here’s my first comprehensive article part of my Intro to Photography category. This article on the introduction to photography composition is actually a brief summary that’s part of my workshop called: “Introduction to Photography”.
Creating a beautiful photograph isn’t as difficult as one might think. Some people can instinctively compose their images without any knowledge of photography composition rules. Others might need a little help and think things through before it becomes second nature.
We’ll look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve your images. By applying one or many of the following rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. You will also understand why some of the previous images you took Continue Reading »
I recently did a small photo shoot to get a few acupuncture shots for both my TouchPhotography Website and for my stock photo portfolio. Let me take a few minutes and give you a detailed explanation of my lighting and setup.
I wanted some shots on a black background and some on a white background to create different moods. I started with the black background. I used my portable studio with a black cotton muslin. When a go on location, I prefer muslins over seamless paper because they’re easier to carry and not as easy to damage. The con side is that you get wrinkles in the fabric. You could always bring a clothes steamer with you to make it nice and Continue Reading »
I did a shoot at my friend’s studio in Montreal to boost my stock photo portfolio. I hired 4 models and spent 1 1/2 days shooting more than 1000 images. We had a blast! I made sure we were all well fed and happy. I had my shot lists ready and we didn’t waste much time. I would like to thank Audrey, Catherine, Shamel and Pat for their awesome work!
I did manage to loose roughly 100 images…. yup…. I got a new TopRam 8gb CF card off Ebay and it came with a USB CF card reader (which I thought was quite nifty). Well, during the transfer to my laptop, an error message appeared. Needless to say that the card got corrupted and was unreadable. 650 images down the drain?? No way! Luckly I knew that I had a data recovery program at home. I had some cold sweats anyways but I told myself that everything was going to be alright. I was able to recover almost all images except roughly 100 of them. Luckily I usually take 2 shots of each pose! All I have to do now is to test both the card reader and the CF card to see which one is caput.
Here are some samples of the shoot. Enjoy!