Monday, July 12, 2021

Destiny, between human & horse...

Monday July 12th 2021  |  Terrebonne Stables

Less than 6 months ago, Maygan and Ravel had never met, and today, after vigorous training, these two seem to perform in perfect harmony.

Maygan, a 25 year-old entrepreneur, that owns & operates Ma Sellerie Maygan since 2017, heard of a 12 year old Oldenburg purebred, that needed rescue, and rose to the occasion, to not only care, but even make him into a competitive show jumper.  Quite impressive for a horse that had no jumping experience whatsoever.

These two are simply superb together!
A few images... HERE

               Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Prom images...

Saturday June 26th 2021  |  Club Tourist, Valleyfield

When an old buddy asks if you could conduct the high school "prom" images of his youngest daughter and her friends, you take it as the biggest compliment, and oblige, especially when you're located 100+km away, and they had plenty of other options locally.

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Sunday, June 20, 2021

TM Racing...

Samedi le 19 juin 2021  |  Piste privé (St-Roch-de-l'Achigan)

TM Racing nous a récement mandaté pour capter les images des riders enduro, commanditées pour l'année 2021.  Catherine Desrochers et Danny Bélanger ce sont prêté au jeu, le temps de leurs faire quelques photos promo, avec leurs montures.

Quelques images... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Paddleboard shoot...

Monday June 7th 2021  |  Chertsey, Que.

With the sport of Paddle Boarding becoming so popular, we decided to invite our friend Daria for a quick shoot, while our stay at the "Loma-Sur-Le-Lac" chalet, in Chertsey, Que.

What better time to make use of two new lenses (50mm f/1.2 & 90mm macro), than with a gorgeous model, and a bug-filled environment.  We even took out the drone for a few aerial pics.

A few images... HERE

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Monday, May 31, 2021

Moto Nation, Weekend 1 - 2021...

29-30 mai 2021  |  Circuit ICAR

La popularité du sport continue a se faire sentir, avec Moto Nation qui affichait "complet" pour la première fin de semaine de la saison.  Cette année la formule es composé de 4 groupes (Rouge, Orange, Jaune et les Verts).  Un total de 120 pilotes ont fait du lapping sur le superbe circuit ICAR.

Notre mandat... de capter des images de chaque heat, de chaque groupe, tout au long de la journée, et de rendre disponible nos clichés au pilotes désirant avoir non seulement un souvenir, mais aussi un comparatif d'évolution de leurs technique.

*Note Importante:  Les photos seront retouchées, une fois la commande reçu.

Sélection d'image du 29 mai 2021... ICI
Sélection d'image du 30 mai 2021... ICI
Quelques exemples des images captées (avec retouches)... ICI

               Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Simon Leoza, lancement d'album...

Mercredi le 12 mai 2021  |  Maison Symphonique de Montreal

L'enregistrement vidéo du lancement de l'album a eu lieux à la Maison symphonique de Montréal. La maison de disque de l'artiste nous a confié le mandat de capter les images de l'événement.

La diffusion en ligne du lancement s'est tenue le mardi 25 mai.

Quelques photos... ICI

                Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Enduro eBike...

Tuesday May 18th 2021  |  Ste-Adele

We had the tremendous pleasure of working with Sebastien Charpentier, Enduro eBike rider, at the Ste-Adele course, where he demonstrated the definition of extreme sports.  To say the least, this is an activity that requires "muchos cahones".

A few images... HERE

              Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO 

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Laval Rocket - May 17th 2021...

Monday May 17th 2021 - Bell Centre

Laval Rockets' last game of the season, shall be remembered by the youngsters, as Carey Price & Brendan Gallagher joined the line-up, as a return-from-injury "prep game" for the upcoming play-offs in the NHL.

A few images... HERE

               Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Monday, May 17, 2021

Modeling shoot...

Saturday May 15th 2021  |  Resto-Bar The Farsides

We were approached by Vanessa to work with her on a shoot, at the location of her choice, The Farsides Resto-Bar.  The model was already having her make-up done upon our arrival, so we scoped the area to see what we had to work with.

The manger was more than friendly, and the place had a lot to offer in regards to shoot, although our limited timeframe.  Still, we captured some interesting  shots.

A few images... HERE

               Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Laval Rocket / May 4th 2021...

Tuesday May 4th 2021  |  Bell Centre

A great effort by the home team, that unfortunately still resulted in a gut wrenching loss in the very last minute in overtime.  No doubt this one deserved a "W".

A few images... HERE

             Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Projet aerien, Casselman, Ont...

Le 16 Mars 2021  |  Casselman, Ont.

L'entreprise Veolia Water Technologies de Ville Saint-Laurent, nous a mandaté, afin de capter des images aeriennes de leurs installations a Casselman, Ont.

Cette nouvelle technologies d'usine de traitement des eaux usée, deviendra surement la nouvelle norme de l'industrie d'ici peu, vue sa performance, et faible besoin en supperficie, contrairement au étangs aérés.
Quelques images... ICI

         Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Monday, March 15, 2021

Laval Rocket vs Toronto Marlies...

Sunday March 14th 2021  |  Bell Centre

The Laval Rocket played a gut-wrenching game against Alex Galchenyuk and his teammates, at Montreals' Bell Centre. This one went all the way, as Alex Belzile clinched the 5-4 win after a shoot-out goal.
A few images... HERE

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Our impressions of the Sony a1...

Friday February 12th 2021  |  Out and about...

Sony Canada was nice enough to lend us a pre-production model of the newly announced a1 unit earlier this week, in order to get our impressions.  Let's make something perfectly clear here... my impressions are exactly that, MY impressions, based on using the unit for various mandates. I'm not paid or influenced by Sony in any way.

How we're viewing this unit is simple...  a combination of a really high resolution studio camera (50MP), with the highest speed sports camera (30FPS), all in one, along with 8K video.  We don't do video, so I won't be touching that aspect of the camera.

For having had the a7RIV and have the a9ii cameras as current my arsenal, we had expectations, and like some, several doubts pertaining to Sony's claims, and much to our surprise, all that was claimed met or exceeded our needs.

FAST... no not really..., the a1 is LIGHTING fast, and with the proper memory card, the buffer clears up even faster than the a9ii, even with those larger files. We also noticed that the camera "wakes up" much faster, which is a welcome asset when working with multiple units.

We only had the chance to use the "Human" Eye AF, but in difficult situations, such as ice hockey & snowcross, where the subjects had helmets/masks.  A big 2 thumbs up for the efficiency.  Looking forward to using the animal & bird AF features, once we receive our own unit.

The dual-dual slots... each of the 2 slots accepts both the CF Express type A cards, with contacts facing one way, and SD cards with contacts facing the other, without the risk of inserting them in the wrong way. Smart, and convenient.

Unlike the switch from the a9 to the a9ii, Sony has decided to make the a1 with a9ii compatible components, both the vertical battery grip, and batteries.  For those of us with several of each, that's a nice trait expense wise.

The EVF (Electronic View Finder) is larger than on the a9ii, and double the resolution.  To honest, it's almost TOO nice, that's how clear it is.  One thing that we found annoying on the a9ii, which they fixed on the a1, is when you're wearing a fluorescent accreditation bib, on the a9ii the EVF would be constantly on, and the image would be restrained to the EVF only, unless you'd slightly pop out the screen.

The question we've all been asking... "What about high ISO"?  Judging on my comparison between the a9ii and a1 at 25,600 ISO, the a1 is nicer, and considering the amount of pixels, that's a huge improvement.

Since this was a pre-production model, not all options of the camera were activated, but we did successfully try the "tether to cell phone" feature.  We think it's important to note that at the time we tested the unit, Adobe had yet to release a Camera Raw update, so all images were captured were done so in JPG format.

After using the a1 in multiple scenarios, our opinion is clear, Sony is now leaps and bounds ahead of the competition. It's time for the two other major players to play "catch up". The future in photography will be interesting to see, but for the time being, there's no other place I'd rather to be, than holding this superb unit. For the type of mandates we do (Studio, Sports & Events), the a1 is a total beast, and ours are on order! 

A few sample pics from different shoots... HERE

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Rocket de Laval...

Vendredi le 19 Fevrier 2021  |   Centre Bell

On pourrais difficilement imaginer une meilleur occasion pour faire l'essaie du nouveau boitier Sony, que lors d'un match de hockey de l'AHL.  Ce match opposant le Rocket de Laval versus les Senateurs de Belleville, a fait en sorte de bien évaluer cet appareil qui fait beaucoup jaser, vue sa résolution et grande rapidité.

Un compte rendu complet de nos impressions sera fait, une fois qu'on auras eu la chance de faire quelques mandats supplémentaire.

A noter que ces images on été captés en format JPG, car Adobe n'as pas encore rendu dispobible la mise a jour du Camera Raw qui pourras faire la lecture de ces fichiers natifs, puisque que la Sony a1 n'est pas encore sur le marché.
D'ici la, quelques images du match... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO

Friday, January 8, 2021

Illumi par Cavalia, en temps de Pandemie...

8 Janvier 2021  |  Laval (Site Cavalia)

Malgré les nouvelles consignes imposé pour le gouvernement, Illumi demeure ouvert, tout en respectant le couvre feu de 20h00.  Les détails complet sur le site d'Illumi.

Si vous n'avez pas encore eu la chance d'aller faire votre tour sur le site, c'est l'activité parfaite en ce temps de confinement.  Puisque le parcour ce fait en voiture, c'est d'autant plus sécuritaire et respecte automatiquement la règle de distanciation sociale.

Nous avons eu l'immense plaisir d'y faire quelques photos pour Cavalia hier, donc on vous présente quelques exemples... ICI

            Photos: Patrick Beaudry, SNAPePHOTO