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