Francis Vachon Photographe

January 30, 2008

On location with two small flashes

Bert gives us another neat video of him shooting on location with two small flashes.

January 29, 2008

The past blend with the present

Thirteen years ago, Chicago tribune photographer Scott Strazzante began visiting a familiy fam near Lockport. (…) he chronicled the fam’s end. Call it death, if you will. Caill it progress, if you must.

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Last March, after a presentation at the College of DuPage, Strazzante was approached by one of the people in the audience, Amanda Grabenhofer, who lives on what had been the Cagwin farm. She invited him for a visit

The past blend with the present

January 28, 2008

Strobist on assigment

In the comment section of a previous post, Richard was asking:

How long does it take you to figure out ratios for this type of shot? How many test shots do you do to get to the right one? I assume that all your flashes are on Manual? Camera, too?

Well, by some kind of coincidence, Strobist just wrote a great “what is going on in my head as I take a portrait” post. Enjoy and learn!

January 24, 2008

Bombardier 415 covered with snow

Bombardier 415A Bombardier 415 (formerly Canadair CL-415) of the A Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) lies in the snow at the Quebec City airport. The 415 is a Canadian amphibious aircraft purpose-built as a water bomber. It is the only aircraft designed and built specifically for aerial firefighting and is based on the company’s CL-215. It is marketed in the USA as the Superscooper.
Technical: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 1/18000 at f2,8 with a 70-200 at 90mm – ISO 100

The Red Bull Crashed ice track

La piste du Red Bull Crashed ice tournant autour de la Fresque des QuébecoisThe 535 meter long ice track of the Red Bull Crashed ice event, seen here turning around the Fresque des Quebecois mural painting, is almost ready for the event held in Quebec City on January 26. A mix among hockey, downhill skating and boardercross, Crashed ice is a winter extreme sporting event, featuring head-to-head, urban, downhill speed ice hockey skating.
Technical: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, 1/1600 at f4 with a 16-35 at 35mm – ISO 200

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