Saturday, August 12, 2017

IleSoniq 2017...

Le 11-12 Aout 2017  |  Ile Notre-Dame (Montréal)

Notre mandat pour IleSoniq 2017 est de couvrir la scène principale, l'Oasis, commandité par Fido.  Un total de 18 DJ (9 par jour) on sus faire bouger des dizaines de milliers de festivaliers. 

Un seule DJ n'a pas accepté d'avoir notre présence sur la scene derrière lui, mais l'artist suivant (Tiesto) a plus que satisfait notre soif de capter quelques images a proximité.  Un vrai chix type!

Quelques images de Vendredi... ICI
Quelques images de Samedi... ICI

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Coldplay...

Tuesday August 8th 2017  |  Montreal's Bell Centre

It doesn't get much more personal than that, as Chris Martin repeatedly demonstrates gratitude to Montreal fans, and even adorns the Canadian flag.

A few images... HERE
Photographed for evenko

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mtl ePrix, Formule electrique... Jour 2

30 Juillet 2017  |   Montreal, PQ

la course du Dimanche fut la dernière du championnat, couronnant ainsi Lucas Di Grassi comme grand champion de la saison 2017.

Nous avons déjà hate a l'an prochain!
Quelques images de cette 2eme journée de course... ICI
(Photographié pour evenko)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Mtl ePrix, Formule electrique... Jour 1

29 Juillet 2017  |   Montreal, PQ

C'est Samedi le 29 Juillet 2017, qu'a eu lieux la toute première course du Grand Prix de la formule électrique ePrix de Montreal, apres que le maire ai confirmé qu'une entente avais été prise pour 6ans de compétition en circuit fermé dans notre grande métropole.
Quelques images de la première journée de course... ICI
(Photographié pour evenko)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Régates de Valleyfield 2017...

14-15-& 16 Juillet 2017  |  Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

C'est sur la Baie St-Francois qu'on eu lieu la 79ieme éditions des prestigieuse Régates de Valleyfield.  

SNAPePHOTO ces donné comme mandat personnel de couvrir la totalitée des qualifications, courses et promotions présentées, dans toutes les catégories, soit...  2.5Litres, Hydro 350, Grand Prix, Jersey Speed Skiff & Pro-Stock (CanAm).

Les images disponible pour achats... ICI
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The 79th edition of the prestigious Valleyfield Regattas were held, as usual on Baie St-Francois. We at SNAPePHOTO had given ourselves the personal mandate to cover the totality of qualifications, races and promotions presented, in all categories, either ... 2.5Litres, Hydro 350, Grand Prix, Jersey Speed ​​Skiff & Pro-Stock (CanAm).
Images available for purchase... HERE



Photos:  Patrick Beaudry / Claude Dufresne


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Queen w/ Adam Lambert...

Monday July 17th 2017  |  Montreal's Bell Centre

We had such an amazing time shooting this gig.  Although we were only present for the first 3 songs, and that a security agent's head was in our way most of the time, it was a fun concert to shoot.

Let's face it, Adam Lambert is an incredible showman, and could do no wrong, especially when coupled with original members, Brian May & Roger Taylor.  

Freddie Mercury is probably grinning right now, at how well his legacy continues to be honored in such a fantastic way.

The setlist and a few images can be seen... HERE

Photographed for evenko


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Mariage de Mathieu & Valérie...

Samedi le 1 Juillet 2017  |  Club de Golf Ormstown

Leurs histoire est digne d'un conte de fée.  Et quoi de plus magique que de pouvoir se marier a l'endroit ou ils se sont rencontrés la toute première fois?!

Une superbe soirée ou les invités nous on donné amplement de matériel a photographier. ;)

A part ce petit "teaser" on va laisser les nouveaux mariés choisir les images qu'ils voudront bien vous partager.  Longue vie a votre amour les tourtereaux! 


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Why shoot RAW...

This post is for up-and-coming photogs that still ask themselves the question...

You've probably heard it over & over again, that most Pros suggest you shoot RAW files...   But do you know why it’s so important? And what it really means for your images? Let’s sort it out!
First off, what is RAW?
RAW is a file format that captures all image data recorded by the sensor when you take a photo. When shooting in a format like JPEG image information is compressed and lots of that information is lost. Because no information is compressed with RAW you’re able to "tweek/correct" poorly exposed files in post-production, and ultimately produce a higher quality image, than you would, if tried to correct it from a JPG type file.
Here's a perfect example, of a not-so-perfect image of the father of the bride (and good friend) and I, at a recent wedding in Florida. For whatever reason, this shot was grossly under-exposed. Whether conditions were difficult, the flash batteries were dying, or you're simply having an off day, etc... shit happens! But with the magic of Camera raw and a few post-processing corrections, the photo is still rendered usable.


The downsides of shooting RAW, is yes, the files take up a considerable amount of space, need to be post-processed (longer to edit), but in the end, you'll be much happier with the overall results.

Enjoy!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Nickelback / Daughtry...

Thursday June 29th 2017  |  Montreal's Bell Centre

Close to 10,000 fans (9,970 to be precise), gathered at the Bell Centre, to see Nickelback, and we're quite certain everyone that attended was satisfied. We stayed for the entire show this time around, and all we can say is that every element lined up. The acoustic quality, the visuals and a great setlist, made this an amazing concert.  Daughtry did a bang up job warming up the crowd.
Photographed for evenko.

The setlist & a few images from the Nickelback concert... HERE
A few images from the Daughtry concert... HERE

Monday, June 12, 2017

Toto...

Sunday June 11th 2017  |  Place des Arts (Salle Wilfred Pelletier)

The Grammy-award wining group, Toto, was in Montreal for the "An Evening with Toto" North American tour, that began on June 2nd in Lake Charles, Louissiana.  The show included excerpts from the bands most recent studio album, XIV, as well as classic hits.  Nothing short of a 2-hour concert. :)

The Setlist and a few images... HERE
Photographed for evenko


Sunday, June 11, 2017

La Grande Tournée - Parc Lachine

Samedi le 10 Juin 2017  |  Parc Lachine

La Grande tournée du 375e, un autre des événements phares de la Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal, vise à mettre en valeur la richesse des différents quartiers de Montréal et de ses citoyens. Pendant 19 weekends consécutifs (du jeudi au dimanche), de mai à septembre 2017, chacun des arrondissements de la métropole sera, à tour de rôle, sous le feu des projecteurs. Dans un contexte festif et convivial, les amoureux de Montréal de toutes origines auront le bonheur de découvrir les caractéristiques distinctives de leur quartier en plus de partir à la découverte des quartiers environnants.

Cette semaine, c'étais au tour du Parc Lachine de recevoir la multitudes d’activités, de musiciens, d'artistes et diverses animations.

Quelques images de la journée... ICI
Photos: Sébastien Parent, SNAPePHOTO



Friday, June 9, 2017

Veronique Lavoie, portraits...

Jeudi le 8 Juin 2017  |  Studio SNAPePHOTO

Quand une amie nous demande de lui faire quelques portraits corpo pour son site web, c'est avec grand plaisir qu'on l'accueil en studio.  

Pour vos besoins en communications, relation media, lancement de produits, soutiens de partenaires et dossier de presse/document corporatif, je vous invite a visiter son site web... http://www.veroniquelavoie.com

Quelques exemples de nos réalisations portraits... ICI


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Barack Obama...

Tuesday June 6th 2017  |  Palais des Congres of Montreal

It was in front of a sell-out crowd that President Barack Obama gave an hour-long speech comprised of various topics, including economy, education, environment, and of course recent terrorist attacks, to which a specific statement sticks to mind... "We are going to have to replace fear by hope!"

The President then proceeded to answer 4 questions, to which his lengthy answers left everyone more than satisfied.

A few images from this conference... HERE
Mandated by evenko, partners on this event.


Friday, June 2, 2017

The Chainsmokers...

Thursday June 1st 2017  |  Bell Centre

The raving DJ Duo, consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, filled the Bell Centre with no less than a full house!
The Setlist and a few images... HERE

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sigur Rós...

Tuesday May 30th 2017  |  Place des Arts (Salle Wilfred Pelletier)

As with previous tours, this run is largely comprised of theater shows, as the group continues it's American/Canadian dates, with a stop a the Place des Arts (Salle Wilfred Pelletier), 
The Setlist and a few images... HERE
Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Fondation evenko / Ecole Brind'Amour...

Mardi le 30 Mai 2017  |  Ecole Brind'Amour (Vaudreuil-Dorion)

C'est avec la présence de Charles Lafortune et Ludovic Bourgeois que la fondation evenko a fait un don important d'instruments musicale (flutes, clarinettes, euphonium, trompettes, trombones, guitares basses, saxophones, et glockenspiels) a l'école Brind'Amour de Vaudreuil-Dorion.

Quelques images... ICI


Monday, May 29, 2017

Norah Jones...

Sunday May 28th  |  Salle Wilfred Pelletier (Place des Arts)

It was in front of a sell-out crowd that Norah Jones played a setlist that surely pleased everyone that had the chance to be at the Place des Arts (Salle Wilfred Pelletier).
The Setlist and a few images... HERE

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Groupe Serdy...

Jeudi le 23 Mai 2017  |  Dock 619

C'est au Dock 619 que le Groupe Serdy a fait le grand dévoilement de sa programmation d'automne pour les volets de l'entreprise, soit, Zeste, Evasion, GPCQM, Espace, & le Festival du Film de Montagne de Banff.
Quelques images... ICI
Photo: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO

Monday, May 22, 2017

Business Privileges...

Saturday May 20th 2017  |  Mecaglisse Racetrack

Once in a while, we come across clients that let us benefit from the photography projects we cover. Such was the case with Husqvarna, when they unveiled the new 701SM to select journalists.

After the mandate was complete, I was offered to straddle the SM, for a 30min lapping session around the superb Mecaglisse course.

Photography has always been a hardcore passion, but this is a perfect example of a client taking it to the next level, when it comes to excitement and thrill.
THANK YOU Husqvarna!
This veteran had a blast, lapping this magnificent 74-hp beast!

A few images of our experience... HERE


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jason Mraz...

Thursday May 18th 2017  |  St-Denis Theater

Jason Mraz continues his solo acoustic tour, with a stop in Montreal, at the St-Denis Theater.

A few images... HERE

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Husqvarna unveils new 701SM & Enduro motorcycles...

Thursday May 18th 2017  |  Mecaglisse track

SNAPePHOTO was mandated to cover the unveiling/trial/review of Husqvarna's new 701cc Supermoto & Enduro machines, to select journalists, at the Mecaglisse facility.

Riders / Reviewers...
Eric Menard                       Moto Journal
Guy Caron                        Cycle Canada
Phil Devos                         The Globe and Mail
Bertrand Gahel                   Le Guide de la Moto
A few images... HERE

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bonne Fete Montreal...

Mercredi le 17 Mai 2017  |  Centre Bell de Montreal

Dans la cadre des festivitées du 375eme de la Ville de Montreal, le comité a organisé un spectacle avec personalitées & artistes Montrealais.
Boogat, Lulu Hughes, Kim Richardson, La Bronze, Guy A Lepage, Ariane Moffat, Dead Obies, Etienne Dupuis, Marie-Mai, Gad Elmaleh, Martha Wainwright, Louis-José Houde, Famille Mc Garrigle, Lyne Fortin, Laurent Paquin, Robert Charlebois, Diane Dufresne, Michel Louvain & Rufus Wainwright
Quelques images... ICI

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

SNAPePHOTO sponsors a MotoX bike...

May 18th 2017  |  SRA Race Track (St-Roch-de-L'Achigan, PQ)


I was initiated to closed circuit motocross riding, last year, at the ripe age of 49, after being absent from the sport as an occasional back yard trail rider since age 16.  Litterally had not been on a dirtbike since, and never experienced the feeling of a track before.

After recovering from a complete shoulder reconstruction last fall, I decided to take it a little more seriously.  At age 50, I can now enter races in the "Senior" category, so why not have a little fun with this, and have a sponsor.  As SNAPePHOTO's owner, might as well sponsor myself, and on the same token, showcase our best client?!?  My motto is simple... whether at work, play or away... represent!


Although comprised of certain risks, this sport is insanely addictive.  So here's hoping for an injury-free season, tons of fun, and maybe a few personal podiums.

Yes, the "66" represents my year of birth!  (also, I'm 2/3 of a little devil).

In addition to our new graphics, we'll update images... HERE



Friday, May 12, 2017

Jean-Michel Jarre...

Jeudi le 11 Mai 2017  |  Centre Bell de Montreal

Le grand spécialiste d’effets sonores, le Français Jean-Michel Jarre, a finalement livré son premier spectacle montréalais en plus de 45 ans de carrière, au Centre Bell, devant une salle bien garnie de fans.
Quelques images... ICI

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Annie & Josh's Wedding...

Saturday May 6th 2017  |  Bellewood Plantation (Vero Beach, FL)


It was with great honor that we flew out to Florida, to immortalise Annie & Josh's special day. Everything was simply perfect. The location, the weather, the tranquil theme, the food and especially their guests.  Anyone would be lucky to have such an amazing union day.  Long live this gorgeous couple!



We'll let the newlyweds post the images they wish to share.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

ZAZ...

Samedi le 29 Avril 2017  |  Centre Bell de Montreal

Isabelle Geffroy, (ZAZ), né le 1er mai 1980, est chanteuse-compositrice française qui mélange les styles jazzy, la variété française, l'âme et l'acoustique. Elle est célèbre pour son succès "Je veux", de son premier album, ZAZ, vendu a plus de 3,4 millions d'albums dans le monde.
Quelques images du spectacle... ICI
Photos: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO




Saturday, April 22, 2017

Peppa Pig...

Friday April 21st 2017  |  Place des Arts (Maisonneuve Theater)

The beloved cartoon character came to life to entertain children of young age, at Maisonneuve Theatre (Place des Arts).
We can't deny the popularity of Peppa, as she filled the venue with two (2) representations on the same day!
We found ourselves covering this event with the same interest and passion as any other mandate.  Just goes to show you, that when you've found your calling, you know it. 

One thing's for sure, no one can ever say that SNAPePHOTO isn't versatile.  ;)

A few images... HERE


Friday, April 21, 2017

Show de la Réussite 2017...

Jeudi le 20 Avril 2017  |  Théatre Maisonneuve  (Place des Arts)

C'est devant une salle quasi-pleine que Desjardins présentais l'édition 2017 du Show de la Réussite de la Fondation evenko, avec artistes invités... Louis-Jean Cormier, Corneille, Alex Nevsky, Gabriella, Marie-Pier Arthur, Brigitte Boisjoli, Valérie Carpentier, et la gang the Backstage.

Quelques images de la soirée... ICI


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dixie Chicks...

Saturday April 15th 2017  |  Montreal's Bell Centre

We had the pleasure of shooting the first few songs from the Dixie Chicks concert at the Bell Centre. However, due to a misundertanding, none of the photogs had a telephoto lens, and we were assigned to take images from the soundboard, at the back of the arena.

Needless to say, we're not thrilled with the results, but still, we're not going to refrain from sharing what we were able to capture.

The Seltist and a few images... HERE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

I Love Latte Art - Décousus de Certex...

Mardi le 11 Avril 2017  |  L'Etoile Banque Nationale (Dix30)

C'est au complexe L'Etoile Banque Nationale au Dix30, qu'a eu lieu le défilé de mode, ainsi que l'encan silencieux, Décousu, de Certex, ou I Love Latte Art était présent pour la partie 5-7 de la soirée.
Quelques images... ICI


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Monster Spectacular...

Saturday April 8th 2017  |  Montreal's Olympic Stadium


Gear-heads from all over, came to cheer their favorite driver, and see these oversized-machines achieve tremendous heights, as well as the FMX acrobatic jumps, and the ever so popular demolition derby.

A few images... HERE


Saturday, April 8, 2017

Laurie-Eve

Vendredi le 7 Avril 2017  |  Studio SNAPePHOTO

Quelques portrait qui sort de l'ordinaire, de cette jeune femme au style excentrique.


Quelques images... ICI



Friday, April 7, 2017

Groupe Serdy, evennement corporatif...

Mercredi le 5 Avril 2017  |  Dock 619

C'est lors d'une soirée dégustation de vins blancs, que le Groupe Serdy a reçu ses participants, dans leurs superbes locaux du Dock619.
Quelques images... ICI
Photo: Claude Dufresne, SNAPePHOTO


Thursday, April 6, 2017

I LOVE LATTE ART...

Samedi le 1 Avril 2017  |  Salle le Crystal (St-Laurent)

ILoveLatteArt offre une expérience événementielle jamais vue au Québec:

... un service de bar à café mobile haut de gamme et barista expert en latté art pour événements corporatifs et privés. Le Latté Art est une méthode de versage du lait qui permet de créer des dessins sur la surface d’un café latté ; un vrai tour de magie dans votre tasse! ILoveLatteArt offre aussi des formations de latté art pour baristas amateurs et professionnels.

Une offre de services créative et élégante, à découvrir!

De plus, le Lancement officiel de ILoveLatteArt a eu lieu le Samedi 1er Avril, lors du 12e Gala de la Fondation au Cœur du monde de Sainte-Justine. C'était un moment historique, ILoveLatteArt est le premier bar à café mobile haut de gamme offrant un service de baristas virtuoses en latté art. La salle de réception était splendide, la signature sculptée dans le bois et le buste en bronze de Frank Sinatra, leur inspiration, furent ajoutés récemment à leurs équipements.

Restez à l’affût de leurs Facebook et Instagram afin de ne rien manquer!

Facebook  |  Instagram

Quelques images du lancement (Ste-Justine)... ICI
Photos: Christian Richard, SNAPePHOTO



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

EYE in the Sky...

Saturday April 1st 2017  |  Olympic Stadium


A rare oppurtunity was given to select individuals on this day, as we (SNAPePHOTO, La Presse & the Journal de Montreal), were given acces to a very remote section of the Olympic Stadium, that very few people have ever set foot, the technical ring!

During the second date of this years MLB pre-season exhibition game, we were escorted by the RIO's public relations consellour, as we made our way to "heaven", in order to snap a few images from a different angle.  The route was composed of steep ladders, tight crawl spaces, and shifting through openings in concrete ceilings, thus, not for the faint of heart.

It was an awesome experience that we can add to our repertoire of "cool things done", during our functions of being a photographer.

A few images... HERE


Monday, April 3, 2017

MLB in Montreal, 2017...

Friday March 31st & Saturday April 1st 2017  |  Olympic Stadium

On Friday March 31st & Saturday April 1st, Montreal hosted 2 pre-season MLB games at the Olympic Stadium, opposing the Toronto Blue Jays vs the Pittsburgh Pirates.  This event gathered over 93,000 diehard baseball fans, hoping one day to cheer on the Montreal Expos!
A few images... HERE
Photos: Patrick Beaudry, Claude Dufresne, Christian Richard, Jean-Philip Lessard

Sunday, April 2, 2017

John Mayer...

Saturday April 1st 2017  | Bell Centre

John Mayer more than satisfied the demands of over 11,5000 fans, with an impressive set, on his "Search for Everything" Montreal tour date.

The Setlist and a few images... HERE

Friday, March 31, 2017

Yves Pelletier...

Jeudi le 30 Mars 2017  |  Studio SNAPePHOTO

En vue de son nouveau One Man show "Moi?", nous avons fait une session studio avec Yves, afin d'y capter des images promotionnel de ce spectacle, ainsi que quelques images de casting.

A voir bientot sur des abris-bus partout!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

MJ Animaction...

Lundi le 27 Mars 2017  |  Studios SNAPePHOTO

Plus tot cette semaine, nous avons eux l'immense plaisir d'accueillir en studio, les gens de MJ Animaction, afin de prendre quelques images de leurs nouveaux personnages. A noter qu'ils sont rendu a plus de 35 personnages différents, pour tout les gouts.

MJ Animaction, LA référence pour vos fêtes d'enfants, écoles / garderies, ainsi que vos evennements corporatif.
Visiter leurs nouveau site web... ICI

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Green Day...

Wednesday March 22nd 2017  | Montreal's Bell Centre


An attendance of more than 15,600 at the Bell Centre, for Green Day's Revolution Radio Tour date.

The Setlist and a few images... HERE


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

President's Breakfast...

Wednesday March 22nd 2017  |  Mise Au Jeu (Bell Center)

The Scotia Bank invited select clients and employees, to attend a private "President's Breakfast" outing, with no other than the Montreal Canadiens owner, Mr. Geoff Molson.

Attendees were privy to hearing Mr. Molson speak about various ventures, such as the brewery, the acquisition of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, how he came about to pick up the concert aspect, as well as details of his life's path that led him and his family to the success they know today.

Nothing short of inspiring and humbling, to see and hear a man of his stature, be so down to earth.

A few images... HERE




Monday, March 20, 2017

L'importance de la photo en Marketing et Publicité...

Depuis un certain temps, nos mandats photos incluent l'aspect marketing lors de gros événements, soit lors des matchs du CH au Centre Bell, festivals, et des matchs du MLB au Stade Olympique. Ce n'est que lorsqu'on commence à couvrir ce genre de mandats, qu'on réalise à quel point l'aspect Marketing / Publicité est si présent et joue un rôle des plus importants comme source de revenu pour ce genre d'événement. Bien sûr, cela procure une visibilité accrue pour les entreprises et leurs produits... Ce n'est pas toujours l’aspect photo le plus plaisant ou intéressant à faire, contrairement à l'aspect sports, concerts, etc..., mais c'est tout de même nécessaire de démontrer aux clients qui investissent dans une telle visibilité, que leurs produits soient mis en évidence et que leur décision d'investir en vaut la peine.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Paul Piché...

Vendredi le 17 Mars 2017  |  Centre Bell de Montréal

C'est devant près de 7,000 spectateurs que Paul Piché et ses invitées, ont interprété plusieurs classiques de l'artiste.  Parmi ceux qui ce sont joints a lui, on retrouve... Les 2 Freres, Marc Hervieux, Koriass, Safia Nolin, Léna Piché & Eric Lapointe.

Le Setlist et quelques images... ICI


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Simple Plan...

Wednesday March 15th 2017  |  Montreal's Bell Centre

More than 6,000 diehard fans gathered at Montreal's Bell Centre, to witness Simple Plan's live prestation, of their 7th tour, promoting their new album... "Taking One For The Team".

A few images... HERE
Photos: Patrick Beaudry / Vanessa Leclair


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CHC - Match du 14 Mars...

14 Mars 2017  |  Centre Bell

Un match affrontant nos Canadiens de Montreal vs les Blackhawks de Chicago.

Malgré une grosse effort d'équipe et 2 buts comptés en troisième période, il étais trop tard pour nos Canadiens de réduire l'écart de pointage de nos adversaires, résultant a une perte de 4-2.

Quelques images de l'action... ICI

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Disney On Ice...

March 8th -12th 2017  |  Montreal's Bell Center

Disney On Ice, will present their "Follow Your Heart" show, between March 8th & 12th, at Montreal's Bell Centre, with no less than 12 representations.

A few images... HERE


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Members of NPPA...

Tuesday March 7th 2017


On this day, we became members of an elite group of photographers, the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association).  It is with pride & honor, that we will uphold business pratices and codes of ethic of this Association.

The National Press Photographers Association, is a professional society that promotes the highest standards in visual journalism, acknowledges concern for every person's need both to be fully informed about public events and to be recognized as part of the world in which we live.
The credibility of our profession is the responsibility of every member of NPPA. Accuracy in our work and integrity in our relationships with the public we serve are essential qualities for all photojournalists. This Code of Ethics attempts to foster the spirit of honesty in all aspects of our professional lives.