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When clients send us feed-back :)

Nothing better than a client who sends feed back in the form of a photo with some huge prints done for their office. Once again, the Phase One Image Quality shines. Thanks Justin!!  

The “awesome retouching” issue

A while ago, I noticed a post on Facebook, where a Montreal based photographer declared his unlimited love to the retouching procedures. For the rest of us humble photographers this tedious procedure is not called retouching but no less than “Photoshop Hell”. That being the situation, they are 1001 companied from the East Indies who […]

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 […]

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  

“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 […]

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 […]