Sunday, October 13, 2019

Eau Vive et Kayak de Rivère...

Samedi le 12 Octobre 2019  |  Rivière St-Charles (Valleyfield)

En cette superbe journée clémente d'automne, nous avons décidé d'aller photographier quelque chose de nouveau comme sujet, pour l'éssaie du nouveau boitier de Sony, la a9ii.

Ce boitier ne sera que disponible au publique qu'en Novembre 2019, mais Sony nous a fait pret de l'unité pour l'essaie, afin de faire un comparatif versus nos a9 existant.

Nous allons faire un post avec nos trouvailles, une fois plusieurs types de sujets photographié, au cour du weekend.
D'ici la, quelques images en exemples de nos kayakistes... ICI

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Un acteur dans le devenir...

Mercredi le 9 Octobre 2019  |  Studio SNAPePHOTO

Mavrick, le fils d'un chum de longue date, prend des cours pour devenir acteur, et passe déja des auditions pour des annonces publicitaires télévisé.


Nous avons reçu Mavrick en studio brièvement, le temps de 2-3 images de type portraits.

Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

En studio avec nos héros...

Mardi le 8 Octobre 2019  |  Studio SNAPePHOTO

Parfois un shooting photo en studio devient beaucoup plus amusant que prévu.  

Tel a été le cas, pour la session de prises d'images des personages animé de la cie Alinéa Productions. Que du gros fun fou!

Nous avons eu l'immense plaisir d'accueillir Spiderman, Batman, la Tortue Ninja, Mickey Mouse, un Minion, Optimus Prime & Olaf. 

Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Our workflow gains in power...

Saturday Oct 5th 2019  |  SNAPePHOTO Studios

In order to reduce workflow time (post-production), we've decided to have a super-computer built, to our specifications, based on processing needs.  With the 61MP files generated by our new gear, also comes the need to have faster renders in editing, thus our requirement to have a more performant machine.
Here are our the specs, that our new super-computer will have....

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Graphics Card: RTX 2060
Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus
RAM: 64GB DDR4
Storage 1: 500GB Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD for OS (Windows) and Software
Storage 2: 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus Project Files, Scratch, & Media Cache
Storage 3: 2x 10TB Seagate Barracuda Pro HDD Optional, set up in RAID-1 for redundancy and use as a local backup, plus our Synology 12TB backup system
Power Supply: Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750
CPU Cooler: BeQuiet Dark Rock 4
Case: NZXT H700i
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

... and using the same Dell U3415W 34" ultra-wide curved monitor.

We look forward to processing your projects..., faster than ever!


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Ubisoft - Ghost Recon, Breakpoint...

July 16th & 17th 2019  |  Province of Quebec



A few months ago, we were mandated to cover a promo event, for the launch of the new Ubisoft game... Ghost Recon, Breakpoint! Now that the official game launch date has past, we can talk about our experience. 4 gamers from various parts of the country were put in "complicated" situations, to see if they could complete a stage without breaking under pressure. Our objective was to capture images the best we could, while the film crew gathered promo footage during the 2 days of filming, during various activities. Participant 1 was put in a wet situation, going down the Riviere Rouge (white-water rafting), while gaming! Participant 2 was strapped in a side-by-side 4-wheeler, driven by a professional driver, wait for it.... on a Motocross track!! Participant 3, was airbourne while freefalling out of a plane, before parachuting safely to the ground. Participant 4 had to repel down the Alt Hotel, face down, while completing a mission! Promo video... HERE A few images... HERE Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Illenium...

Friday Sept. 27th 2019  |  Place Bell

Nicholas D. Miller, known professionally as Illenium, is an American musician, DJ, and record producer. He has released three studio albums with his most recent, Ascend, being released in August 2019 on Astralwerks.

A few images... HERE

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Thursday, September 26, 2019

SNAPePHOTO goes mobile...

Sept 25th 2019  |  EVERYWHERE!

SNAPePHOTO has decided to offer a new service, a mobile studio!  In the event where a client can't mobilize the subjects to our studio, we'll gladly bring and setup the studio at their location.  We can even edit with our on-board post-production equipment.
Feel free to inquire for more details.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Evénements corporatives au Centre Bell...

Mardi le 24 Sept. 2019  |  Centre bell

evenko et le Centre Bell offre au entreprises, la chance de faire vos meetings & du meme coup, découvrir les secret de l'amphithéatre.  Dans ce cas ci, Intact a tenu leurs meeting de directeurs de marketing national, dans la salle de conférence aménagé a cet effet, et passé le reste de la journée a visiter chaque secteur de l'édifice de prestige, et terminer le tout au Mythik, pour un 5-7.
Contacter evenko pour plus de détails.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Sony a9 Firmware update (v6)...

Sept 24th 2019  |  Worldwide


Sony launches the much-awaited firmware update for the their a9 flagship pro body.  In addition to the added animal AF feature, you can now select the color of the focus box, and have the customized "My Menu" appear first in the settings.

All the information... HERE
Firmware Download link... HERE

Monday, September 23, 2019

J Balvin...

Sunday Sept 22nd 2019  |  Place Bell

The Colombian reggaeton superstar J Balvin, plays to a packed Place Bell.

A few images... HERE

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Nuit Blanche de la Ronde...

Vendredi le 20 Sept 2019  |  La Ronde

Pour une deuxième année de suite, La Ronde tenais une Nuit Blanche, ou la population pouvais non seulement profiter des manèges, mais aussi de plusieurs DJ, et d'animation a thématiques lumineuses.  A ne pas confondre avec la Nuit D'Horreur, qui ce tiendra le mois prochain.


Quelques images... ICI

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Monday, September 16, 2019

Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal...

Dimanche le 15 Sept. 2019  |  VIlle de Montreal

Le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal est une épreuve inscrite au calendrier de l’UCI WorldTour assurant ainsi, par ce prestigieux label, la participation des 18 WordTeams composées des plus grands coureurs de la planète. Ce spectacle sportif du plus haut niveau transformera le Mont-Royal en une véritable piste de course où s’affrontera l’élite mondiale du cyclisme. Une occasion unique de voir en pleine action ces grands champions dans une ambiance des plus festives et accueillantes !
Le circuit du Mont-Royal, imposant 18 fois son ascension, sera impitoyable pour les coureurs. Un parcours redoutable, aux ascensions répétitives extrêmement exigeantes et au rythme très difficile. Une compétition unique, en plein coeur du centre-ville, qui assurera fébrilité à ces athlètes d’exception ainsi qu’à tous les amateurs d’ici et d’ailleurs.
Quelques images... ICI
             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, GPCQM

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Supercross de Montreal...

Samedi le 14 Sept. 2019  |  Stade Olympique de Montreal

Le Stade olympique a vibré une fois de plus le 14 septembre dernier, avec le Supercross MTL. Quelques-uns des meilleurs pilotes en Amérique viendront s’ajouter à ceux de la série Triple Crown Rock Star Energy.

Certaine course on lieux en après-midi, telle que celle des femmes, ou Eve Brodeur a encore une fois, fait bonne figure au stade, en remportant le trophée Amateur Féminin pour une deuxième année de suite.

En plus des courses de Mx, la soirée étais aussi composé de courses de 4-roues, buggy, des prouesses en Freestyle Mx de la troupe de Ben Milot, et la présentation des vétérans Quebecois de ce sport extreme.


Quelques images de cette soirée... ICI

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec...

Vendredi le 13 Sept 2019  |  Ville de Quebec

Le Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec est une épreuve inscrite au calendrier de l’UCI WorldTour assurant ainsi, par ce prestigieux label, la participation des 18 WordTeams composées des plus grands coureurs de la planète. Ce spectacle sportif du plus haut niveau se déroule en plein cœur de la Vieille Capitale, site exceptionnel pour la tenue de cette épreuve grâce à son relief sur mesure et à son charme indéniable. Une occasion unique de voir l’élite mondiale du cyclisme en pleine action dans une ambiance des plus festives et accueillantes!

Le circuit du Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec conviendra particulièrement aux puncheurs et aux habitués des pentes raides. Il sera parcouru 16 fois avec une arrivée en côte des plus spectaculaires dans le Vieux-Québec.
Quelques images... ICI
             Patrick Beaudry, GPCQM

Friday, September 13, 2019

Summersault 2019...

Jeudi le 12 Sept. 2019  |  Centre Bell

Summersault 2019, an evening comprised of 5 bands, (Our Lady Peace, Bush, LIVE, Dear Rouge, Human Kebab), playing the Bell Center.

We were mandated to cover the three main acts.

A few images of LIVE... HERE
A few images of Bush... HERE

A few images of Our Lady Peace... HERE 

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Lenny Kravitz...

Friday August 3th 2019  |  Bell Center

The seemingly never-aging singer, played to a crowd of more than 5,000 fans, a Montreal's Bell Center.

Faithful to himself, the 55-year old artist sprinkled his performance with messages of openness, peace and love, to others as well as to oneself.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Shawn Mendes...

Wednesday August 21st 2019  |  Bell Center

A few images from the first 3 accredited songs... HERE

              Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO, for evenko

Sunday, August 18, 2019

LOLE White Tour...

Saturday Aug 17th 2019  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau

Malgré la météo incertaine, plus de 6,000 yogis ce sont rendu au Parc Jean-Drapeau pour l'événement culturel qui es le LOLE White Tour.

Quelques images... ICI

             Photos Patrick Beaudry, evenko

Saturday, August 17, 2019

SNAPePHOTO goes Mirrorless...

August 16th 2019  |  Gosselin Photos (Laval)

After taking the time to ponder on the issue for close to 1 full year, we've taken all aspects in consideration, and finally made the move to mirrorless camera bodies, with the new Sony a9 & a7rIV.

After being asked "why" by many, I thought we'd clarify our decision, by listing some of the more important factors that prompted the switch.

1. Weight loss
I'm no spring chicken anymore, and lugging around 3 camera bodies, lenses and accessories became tiresome on day-long mandates.  Any reduction in weight (and in this case, lots of it), was more than welcome. (see photo above) 
Sony 1 - Canon/Nikon 0

2. Resolution
The a9 packs a full frame sensor with 24mp resolution, when both the 1Dx and D5 only offer 20.2mp & 21mp respectively.  Slight advantage, but still, when it comes to full frame cameras, the more the resolution, the more you can crop with out apparent loss of image quality. The Sony a7rIV is the worlds' first 35mm full-frame 61.0 megapixel sensor!
Sony 2 - Canon/Nikon 0


3. Speed
The Canon 1Dx MKII, can capture 16fps (in JPG) & 12fps (in Raw), while the Sony a9 will capture 21fps.  This was a no-brainer...
Sony 3 - Canon/Nikon 0

4. Low-Light (ISO) image quality
Based on impartial comparisons seen on the web, same-setting images yielded much "cleaner" results in low light and high ISO conditions on the a9.  Based on the type of mandates we cover, this was a major decision factor, and will no doubt prove to be a game-changer for us.
Sony 4 - Canon/Nikon 0

5. Onboard Wifi
Unlike both Canon & Nikon, who only offer expensive ($900) modules that need to be screwed on the outside of their units to have wireless transmission, the a9 comes with onboard wifi capability.
Sony 5 - Canon / Nikon 0

6. Eye detection and image tracking
Sony came out with the eye-detection feature, coupled with image tracking, making it virtually impossible to obtain an out-of-focus image.  Both the subject and the shooter can be in motion, and as long as you keep the subject in the frame, the shot is yours to take!
Sony 6 - Canon/Nikon 0

7. Silent
In cases where you need to be silent, whether it be shooting on the green during a PGA golf tournament, the Montreal Symphonic Orchestra, or simply being amongst the crowd during a concert, we need to be "invisible" and non-disruptive, and the a9 will provide just that, otherwise impossible without a cumbersome dedicated silent boxed enclosure.
Sony 7 - Canon/Nikon 0

The list goes on, but we'll stop here and let you be the judge for yourself upon viewing images from our next mandate, and see the main reason why we switched over to Sony!  We're eager to see what the competition will come out with, to try and match this full-frame small-sized beast!

Monday, August 12, 2019

IleSoniq 2019...

Vendredi / Samedi le 9 & 10 Aout 2019  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau

Le festival de musique électronique ÎleSoniq a eu lieu au parc Jean-Drapeau. le 9-10 Aout 2019, avec trois scènes, un décor exotique et plus de 50 artistes qui ont offert des performances inoubliables, l'ambiance au Parc étais survoltée!

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Iron Maiden...

Monday August 5th 2019  |  Montreals' Belll Center

A full capacity crowd of more than 15,000 adoring fans were present to witness first hand, the Legacy Of The Beast Tour, at Montreals' Bell Center Amphitheater.

A few images... HERE

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Osheaga 2019...

Friday to Sunday, the 2nd, 3rd & 4th of August 2019  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau


2019 marks the 14th edition of Osheaga, with a return to the newly renovated Parc Jean-Drapeau site.  Our mandate, as usual, is to cover both Main stages (Riviere & Montagne), and to upload images to the server while the respective 33 bands are still performing.
Friday - A few images... HERE
Dear Rouge, Tom Walker, St-Paul & the Broken Bones, Dean Lewis, Denzel Curry, Rosalia, Interpol, Gucci Mane, MSTRKRFT, Flume, The Lumineers

Saturday - A few images... HERE
Bulow, US Girls, Ravyn Lenae, Lennon Stella, King Princess, Young the Giant, Schoolboy Q, Janelle Nonae, City & Color, Logic, The Chemical Brothers

Sunday - A few images... HERE
Mallrat, Nilufer Yanya, The Franklin Electric, Alec Benjamin, Sigrid, Normani, Mac Demarco, Metric, Hozier, Tame Impala, Childish Gambino

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Michael Bublé...

Thursday August 1st 2019  |  Bell Centre

Michal Bublé played to a sold-out crowd, at Montreal's Bell centre.

A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Heavy Montreal 2019...

Saturday / Sunday July 27th-28th 2019  |  Parc Jean-Drapeau



2019 is the 9th edition of Heavy Montreal, with a return to the Parc Jean-Drapeau site.  Our mandate this year is to cover the Apocalypse stage, and upload images to the server while the respective band is still performing.

Saturday... Galactic Empire, Metal Church, Quiet Riot, Hatebreed, Steel Panther & Evanescence.

Sunday... Mountain Dust, Beast in Black, Atrevu, Gamma Ray, Clutch & Anthrax.

A few images from Saturday... HERE
A few images from Sunday (as the day progresses)... HERE

                    Photos: Patrick Beaudry, on assignment for evenko