Saturday, May 30, 2015

Blue Herons, Take II...

Friday May 29th 2015 - Marais du Heron (Melocheville)

We went back the Blue Heron marsh this week, to see how the newborns were progressing, and see if we could capture more interesting shots, using longer lens/bigger glass.

A few images were posted on our website HERE

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fondation Evenko

May 25th 2015 - Restaurant 9-4-10 (Bell Center)

When a large corporation takes the time, energy and resources to give back to the society, and in this case, promote the Arts to our local youngsters, you can't help but feel pride in such a client.

Evenko, has launched the Evenko Foundation earlier this week, in an effort to help our youth participate and make their talents known, in all forms of The Arts.

More information on the foundation, their mission, vision & values, and where you can contribute, can be found HERE

I've rarely been so proud of a group of people.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Blue Herons - New hatchings in the wild...

Every year around this time, (Mid to late June), blue Herons in Quebec, settle in their newly made nests, lays their eggs and the cycle of life continues, as new hatchings break loose from their eggs.

We were lucky enough to be present at "Marais du Heron" near Melocheville last weekend, and witnessed these beautiful creatures in their natural marsh habitat.  The female coveting the eggs, while the males went out and got twigs to solidify the nest, and fresh fish for the mother (and in a few cases), the young ones.

The nests are somewhat close to one another, but far from the road (cycle path).  The 2-story shelter made for viewing this wonderful species is a little further away from the action.  That being said, we used the Canon 200-400mm f/4 lens, with the 1.4x switched-on, in addition to another 1.4x extender between the lens and the camera, giving a 784mm focal length.  All that, and we still needed to crop in the frame.

That being said, we'll be going back this coming weekend, with a Canon 800mm f/5.6 with a 2x extender.  Should yield much better results.

Meanwhile, you can see what we captured HERE

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Images posted on Facebook, becomes EVERYONE's property... ?

According to a recent article by PetaPixel...

Facebook Rep Claims Uploaded Photos Become the Company's Property

and, in the Terms of use that we all agree upon, it is apparently clearly mentioned that in fact, all uploaded material to the popular social media website, does become public domain, and that anyone can use it.

Ouch!!  What about Copyrights laws, shouldn't this law take precedence over a company rule?

Meanwhile, may I suggest to my fellow photogrpahers, to upload as little as possible, make sure your watermark is ALL over your product, and do what I do, and make a link to your Blog and/or Website, where for the time being, laws still protect us.

You can read the article HERE

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Shoot Calendrier Team Lamborghini

Samedi le 9 Mai 2015 - Marina Bo-Bi-No (Ste-Dorothée, Laval)

L'écurie de course d'hydroplane de Francois Dumouchel, le H911 de la classe Hydro 350 a pris l'initiative de rassembler une équipe de professionel, digne de son image, et de faire une session photos calendrier, afin de donner d'avantage de visibilitée a ces commanditaires, et du meme coup dévoiler son commanditaire principale pour la saison 2015... Scotti Lamborghini.

Nous étions sur place pour les photos officiels, mais aussi pour capter des images "Behind the Scenes" et du video de l'évennement.

Notre équipe SNAPePHOTO...
Patrick Beaudry - Photographe
Michel Paquet - Photographe
Claude Dufresne - Photographe
Joris Cotone - Videographe

Un énorme merci a Scotti Lamborghini, aux modeles (donc plusieurs de 5Starpma), maquilleuses, equipe technique de l'écurie Team Lambo, la Marina Bo-bi-no, et tout ceux qui contribué d'une maniere ou d'une autre.

Quelques images d'avant-première peuvent etre ICI

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

WWE - Monday Night Raw...

Monday May 4th 2015 - Centre Bell (Montreal)

The Bell Centre played host to WWE's Monday Night RAW's edition of it's famous wrestling bouts, opposing the various "good guys" & "vilains".  Based on the reaction of a crowd of more than 12,000 people, fun was had by all.

A few select images can be seen HERE

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Def Leppard....

Saturday May 2nd 2015

Def Leppard compiled a great setlist, filled with classics, that had the 12,750 fans up on their feet, and sing along to every note.  We were lucky enough to stay for the entire show, and we were happy we did.  It has an awesome concert , that brought back many memories.

The Setlist and a handful of images can be seen HERE