July 2008 - Photographer in Quebec city / Photographe à Québec / Photographer in Quebec city / Photographe à Québec

Francis Vachon Photographe

July 30, 2008

Leon Hains

Leon Hains

Leon Hains, Cindy’s father.
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/2000 at f1.8 with a 50mm prime lense – ISO 200, no flash

Clement Denis

Some like to photograph sexy girls in bikini. I personally prefer to shoot that kind of guys

Clement Denis

Clement Denis, Cindy’s uncle.
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/250 at f3.2 with a 85mm prime lense – ISO 50 + direct flash on camera right

July 28, 2008

Maniwaki

I’m in my hotel room in Maniwaki, QC. We are here to see Cindy’s grand-mother, or if you prefer: Edward’s grand-grand-mother. It’s a very long way from home, but it would be even worse if we were visiting her parents.

The fun thing about being a freelance photographer that has stock photo as part of his business is that every travel that you make can count as a business related stock shooting. Because that’s what I do: I stop here and there to collect photos for my bank. So gas, restaurant, hotel and every other expenses are tax deductible.

July 18, 2008

Victor

“I’m not sure the bed will go thru the stair case”, said the delivery guy. “Did they move your current one thru there, or did they lift it thru the balconies?”

And here we go again.

“I don’t know. My parents took care of everything because we where at the hospital the day we moved in”

In many situation of our daily life, we are remembered the day Victor came and left. Now that we have Charles-Edward, we are often asked, “is he your first one?” Each time, we don’t know if we should say the truth, “he’s our first one alive”, and creates an uncomfortable moment or if we should diplomatically say yes, at the expense of his memory.

Time faded the injury, but sometime, our memory of that day comes back and it really hurts.

July 15, 2008

Softair gun

Sometimes, when on assignment, I stop shooting and say out loud: “Men! I’m PAID to do that!”

It was the case with this one. “Softair gun” is a mix between BB gun (fusil à air comprimé) and paintball gun. The story was about a bunch of kids playing with them in a remote suburb of Quebec city, and how dangerous they can be. I asked a kid to shoot me at point blank. And yes, it hurt.

Anyway, I decided to do this assignment in a very “immersive” way. I was running everywhere with them, taking cover with them, and sometime getting hit by a stray bullet. That was so much fun!

Softair gun

Sony Gravel-Paquet, left, tries to dodge a bullet from Emmanuel Talbot-Lanciault, center, as Maxime Labrecque looks on during a “softair gun” battle in St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, 50km east of Quebec city. A mix of paintball and BB gun, the softair gun is restricted elsewhere but not in Quebec. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/160 at f4.5 with a 16-35 at 27mm – ISO 200

Softair gun

William Guilbault, left, uses Alexis Herrmann as a human shield during a “softair gun” battle in St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, 50km east of Quebec city. A mix of paintball and BB gun, the softair gun is restricted elsewhere but not in Quebec. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/1600 at f4.5 with a 70-200 at 135mm – ISO 400

Softair gun

Alexis Herrmann tries to dodge a bullet from Elodie Talbot-Lanciault’s gun during a “softair gun” battle in St-Ferreol-les-Neiges, 50km east of Quebec city. A mix of paintball and BB gun, the softair gun is restricted elsewhere but not in Quebec. Photo Francis Vachon for the Montreal Gazette
Technical: Canon EOS 1D mark II, 1/500 at f4.5 with a 70-200 at 200mm – ISO 200

gazette-july-12.jpg

Next Page »