August 2007 - Photographer in Quebec city / Photographe à Québec / Photographer in Quebec city / Photographe à Québec

Francis Vachon Photographe

August 30, 2007

Cindy is pregnant!

It took five pregnancy test (including one at the Doctor) to convince her that this time is was true. After almost a year after the tragic event, life is growing again in Cindy’s body.

Delivery should be around May 2008.

August 28, 2007

Covering funeral

Through tears, my wife said, “Trent, what are you doing? Get your camera out. We need you to document this moment.”

Trent Nelson on covering funeral

August 27, 2007

On the “pleasure” of shooting concert

“Beyoncé gave us officially 50 seconds, and that’s all it was,” Shaw said. “She came up in a cloud of mist, and the first 30 seconds she was just standing there. She was silhouetted by backlight, stood still, turned around, and started to sing. She sang like two notes and then a stage hand got up in front of me and said, OK, that’s it. That’s the best shot you’re going to get.’ And we were out of
there.”

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3 cameras to get 30 frames/second: the setup

A short video that shows the setup used to get the 30 frames per second “video” of Barry Bound

August 26, 2007

On assignment: stained-glass artists

Got 4 pictures picture published yesterday in The Gazette for a single story on street kids who will produce, with professional guidance from artist Jean Beaulieu and help from social workers at the Maison Dauphine day center, a total of 17 stained-glass windows that will be displayed at the cruise ship terminal. A really good story by freelance journalist Mark Cardwell.

Jean BeaulieuArtist Jean Beaulieu says he got tired of being asked for spare change by street kids: he decided to take action.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f2,2 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 125 + flash bounced into an umbrella on the left

Stain-glassDominic Vallée: Making stained glass is a “totally cool experience”
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f4 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 200 + flash bounced into an umbrella on the right

Stain-glassChloé Langlois, a Maison Dauphine employee, works on the stained-glass project alongside the six street kids
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f6,3 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 200 + flash bounced into an umbrella on the back of the subject

Stain-glassA young man who wants to go by the name “Frankee” inspects a piece of glass
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f5,6 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 320

Stain-glass“Jossué” and “Frankee” in the chapel workshop in Old QuebecTechnical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/125 at f2,8 with a 16-35 at 26mm – ISO 125 + flash bounced into an umbrella on the left

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