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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 […]

Our Montreal Photography Studio has a new location!

A couple of months ago we started the process of moving our Montreal photo studio in a new location. We found a very nice commercial space right on the Lachine Canal. A freshly renovating old building with a very nice architecture and New York 14.5′ tall spaces. The landlord seemed very friendly and helpful and we […]

“Toying” around with a Phase One IQ

Recently I had the pleasure to work for a particular photography project. A Montreal company which produces toy-robots contacted me in order to create imagery that will refresh their commercial interface. Upon the first contact we realized that, in fact, we are geographically neighbors since their office is just in the next building from ours (what are the […]

Building an infinity cyclorama

Recently we moved our studio in a bigger, better space, right on the Lachine canal in Montreal. For this space, we initially built a new cyclorama but, upon some reflexion, I decided an infinity cyclorama would work best with the layout.  We teared down the first cyclorama to install an infinity one. Go strong or go […]

Phase One Toronto Headshots

Recently we had a business headshot session in Toronto that proved to be surprisingly pleasant. We used the nice view from their office as background and the business workers were good looking too! Above is a sample which has almost no retouching. Gear used: 3x Profoto D1  with Octa 5′ softbox and 2 x 3/1 strip box Phase One IQ140 Schneider […]

Phase One A series

A guy can dream…

Dynamic Range in 35mm DSLRs

Interesting tests by DXO. Canon seems to be trailing far behind competition – Nikon d810 and and the new Sony A7R. http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Review-New-top-ranking-Canon-EOS-sensor/Canon-5DS-5DS-R-Comparison-3-EOS-5DS-vs-Nikon-D810-vs-Sony-A7R