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Why medium format cameras are still king

Today’s key subject: recovery! People are thinking medium for mat systems are superior due to the gargantuan size of the images. Some others realized that the dynamic range of medium format – even with CMOS sensors – is another huge advantage. However there is a far more important reason why I am using a Phase […]

Architectural photography

One of the domain we specialize and our visitors are less familiar with is Interior Design Photography. We photograph various projects around Montreal. Here is one that I found inspiring as design.    

Photographing designer light sources.

We had in our Montreal studio an interesting client. The produce very high-end designer light sources. Very cool stuff. Photographing light sources in use, however, presents itself with challenges. They had a very exact ideas about what they needed and they were very keen to see these ideas realized. In the past photographers fell through […]

Little Prince The Movie – Photography

An interesting project for which I had the pleasure to work as photographer:

R.I.P. – my Phase One DF’s shutter is dead

So, a few days ago, the moment finally came and my Phase One’s shutter busted during a shoot in my studio. Initially I was very surprised. When you pay a little more than a car on a camera you would expect the shutter to last forever and not be dead after 50 000 shots. But […]

Montreal Smoked Meat

Yet another delicious sandwich made in Montreal and shot in our studio. Mouthwatering! As usual the range of the Phase One IQ is fantastic. Phase One IQ140 + 645DF Schneider 80mm LS 3 Profoto D1 + diffusers  

Throw back time – somewhere in Mexico

When it’s -21 outside and the blizzard hits my Montreal Studio’s windows it’s time to go back in time and picture that warm afternoon when sun warmed our faces and souls.  

Studio Large Format Set-Up

This is one of our more complicated set-ups in our Montreal studio. It is a large format platform which produces high quality images (I generally try to avoid the term “art photography”). The lens resolution (yes the lenses have resolution) is vastly superior to DSLR and medium format ones and it’s conceived by Schneider specially for […]

“My cousin is also a commercial photographer”

Last project I have shot brought something familiar to my attention. The client was visibly (and understandably) upset that he had to redo a photo shoot for the items produced by his company after having a bad final result from yet another “commercial photographer” based in Montreal. Since I encounter this situation far too often I decided to […]

About the technical aspect of product photography

Recently we had several clients coming after having bad experiences with cheap competitor “professionals”, on the local Montreal commercial photography scene. Unlike people photography which has a preponderant social aspect, achieving decent product or food photography require a lot of technical skills and the right equipment. We see a lot of examples were technical flaws are just ignored […]