Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Portraits so far this week!

We've been lucky to have had 3 lovely ladies in studio thus far this week.  Although our agenda is filling up quite rapidly, I'm sure we can make room for several more before Superbowl weekend! 

More samples of past portraits can be seen HERE

Friday, January 24, 2014

Jay Z - Bell Center

 A few images from the first 2 songs of that concert, can be seen HERE

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Anthony Cavillo Retires

Although this post isn't directly related to photography, we thought it was worthy of mention. After all, we did have the chance to shoot him, and the sport on many occasions.

After a 16-year stretch as the best quarterback the Alouettes have ever signed, Anthony Cavillo retires and bids farewell to his fans.  

We will all remember the glorious days and him & Ben Cahoon. 

We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.  

Looking forward to see how our Montreal CFL team will do without his presence, on and off the field in 2014.

A short video of him saluting his fans can be seen HERE

Monday, January 20, 2014

Boxing Gala Undercard Bouts

In addition to the Bute-Pascal images added previously, here's a link to images from the Boxing Gala Undercard. (in no particular order)

1. Eleider Alvarez vs Andrew Gardiner
2. Mike Perez vs Carlos Takam
3. Sebastien Gauthier vs Javier Franco
4. Mikael Zewski vs Krzysztof Szot
5. Oscar Rivas vs Shawn Cox
6. Yves Ulysse Jr vs Vango Tsirimokos
7. Artur Beterbiev vs Gabriel Lecrosnier

Photo Gallery from the Undercard Bouts can be seen HERE

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Bute - Pascal Fight

It was a greatly sought after fight, that more than 21,000 fans were eager to see, Live at the Bell Center.  

Although some might say it wasn't the combat of the decade, it was still an entertaining moment, for was expected to be... the ultimate match-up between these to Canadian fighters.

The Photo Gallery can be seen HERE

Saturday, January 18, 2014

What defines a great photo, Photography or Post-Production?

In this digital era, let's face it, a lot of photographers could be labelled as "illustrators", as many rely on mostly on Post-Production, to greatly enhance the quality of their presented work. (Photoshop / Lightroom). 

Where's the limit?  Where does "photography" end, and illustration start?  Some say that all that counts is the end result.  Yes, I agree to some point, but also.. Some too much is like not enough, don't you think?  We've all seen it, the young girls that take cell phone selfies, and soften the skin so much they look like porcelain dolls.  That's the amateur point of view, but what about the photographers that make a living out of their art, and spend hours retouching a single image!?!

For you, what defines your style of work?  Personally, I prefer to take the time to properly set the parameters of my gear correctly, than spending countless hours in front of a computer screen.  I take pride in presenting a product that looks natural.  Yes, I'll use software to remove blemishes, fade wrinkles, remove bags under the eyes and loose hair, but usually won't spend more than 6-8 minutes on a photo.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the PP doesn't have it's place, but I think that there should be some sort of parameter that defines realism versus the overly touched-up photos you too often see.

Here's a sample of "Before & After" images taken on a publicity for Photoshop actions.  Basically, what we're seeing now, is that an ordinary image can be rendered beautiful, by a few simple steps, and good knowledge of software.  What will differentiate the good photographer versus, a graphic artist?  Or does a good photographer also need to be an "Illustrator" to keep up with the times?

Friday, January 17, 2014


The weigh-In between Lucian Bute & Jean Pascal was held at the Sheraton Hotel today.  Both men met the allocated weight limit of 175lbs.  It should be quite a match-up!  Meanwhile, a few images from today can be seen HERE

Monday, January 13, 2014

SNAPePHOTO's Website Update

SNAPePHOTO gets a facelift!  In order to better showcase some of our work, we've decided to trim down in some areas of our site, preserve the "clean" look, and keep the navigation fast & simple, while focusing in fields where we will become more active.  That being said, our website Homepage, Facebook & Fan Pages will now boast a Mosaic type preview, and will see updates on a more frequent basis.  Enjoy!

Links > Website, Fan Page, Facebook 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Product Photography (Bottles)

We had a bit of free time during the holiday season, and decided to experiment on a certain type of product photography, alcohol bottles (after all, it is the festive season!) It's not as easy as it looks, and takes a certain preparation, but with a little bit of patience, the results can be stunning.

A few more examples from this shoot, can be seen HERE

Karl Taylor, renowned product photog, has a video on the subject, which can be seen HERE 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A new "Testimonials" section on our website

We just added a "Testimonials" section to our site.... Check it out, and read up on what people have to say about their experience in working with us! 

In this day and age, no one can be too careful about who they are dealing with. It's becoming more and more frequent that "pseudos" impersonate themselves as photographers, in order to allure women in meeting up with them.  Be vigilant, screen their website, look at their work/portfolios, verify references, and most importantly, talk to people they have worked with in the past, etc...

Some of our references can be seen.... HERE

We look forward to working with you in 2014!
Meanwhile, have fun, stay safe, and enjoy!