Francis Vachon Photographe

December 30, 2007

Time lapse: One hour on Rue Petit-Champlain (Quebec City)

My first time lapse!

Sadly, Youtube is really hard on compression, so the quality is nowhere near the original movie.

December 26, 2007

MSNBC year in pictures

December 24, 2007

Rod McIvor Retires

Ottawa Citizen photojournalist Rod MacIvor Retire. I will quote myself, from an old ECNPA forum thread:

When interning at the Citizen in March/April, I remember that I saw Rob one Monday morning editing some photos of his week-end trip to Mont-Tremblant (ski resort, north of Montreal). He was filing the pictures he took on vacation, just in case the paper would need some stock photos of the resort in the future.


I remember one day I was tagging along with a photographer that will remain nameless. He was, too, a veteran. We arrive at a scene of an accident. He pulls over, crank his window down and grabs a few shots from the seat of his car. I was shocked. Just before leaving (like 30 seconds after we arrived), he asks me if I want to get out to get some shot. “Of course!” I say! So while he waits for me in the car, I move around to find an interesting angle and see how I could make an interesting picture. Of course, mine was better than his… And it’s not that I was a better shooter than him!

To make a long story short, as a young and starting photographer, I hope I will be a Rob MacIvor in 20 or 30 years from now.

CTV did a nice reportage on his last day at work

December 21, 2007

Would you go for the classic shot?

That is the picture The Gazette used. It’s the classic “tight CP style” photo. This is the one I was hoping they would use. Different. What do you think?

December 19, 2007

Using multiple images to create a better one

This is totally not editorial-kosher, but it is really cool. I knew of course about using multiple images to create an HDR photo or a panoramic image. But it’s the first time I hear about Synthetic Depth of Field to get a huge depth of field where it would otherwise be impossible.

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