Francis Vachon Photographe

October 25, 2008

High school football: Loups de Curé Antoine-Labelle beats the Embâcle de Benois-Vachon

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October 24, 2008

Quebec Remparts lose 5-2 against Drummondville Voltigeurs

Patrick Roy

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Monique Lépine, mother of Marc

When you read an assignment sheet that says “Need photo of Monique Lépine mother of Marc Lepine who shot 14 women in Montreal in 1989”, you just cannot be in love with your job. You have to meet to many interesting character that most people will never meet. You see so many thing that most people will never see.

I photographed Monique Lépine while Canwest reporter Marianne White was interviewing her. As a new father of a 6 months and a half boy, it was sometime very difficult to keep the tears inside when listening to such a strong mother.
I’m so lucky to do this job.

The story was for Canwest news service and got huge play this morning, including the front of the National Post. The story can be read online.

Monique Lépine
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/320 at f4,5 with a 70-200 at 200mm – ISO 200, one remote flash thru an umbrella facing the subject

Monique Lépine
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/200 at f6,3 with a 24-70 at 70mm – ISO 200, one remote flash thru an umbrella slightly on camera left

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October 23, 2008

Russel Copeman leave politic life

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M. Russell Copeman leaves his National Assembly office after resigning as the MNA for the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grace in Quebec City October 22, 2008. Copeman was first elected in 1994. (THE GAZETTE/Francis Vachon)
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/125 at f2,8 with a 24-70 at 58mm – ISO 2500, on camera fill flash with CTO gel

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M. Russell Copeman hops into a cab with his wive Beverly as he leaves the National Assembly after resigning as the MNA for the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grace in Quebec City October 22, 2008. Copeman was first elected in 1994. (THE GAZETTE/Francis Vachon)
Technical: Canon EOS Mark III, 1/160 at f2,8 with a 24-70 at 40mm – ISO 400

October 20, 2008

A magic moment with Abdou Diouf

It was July 20. When passerby saw me with my camera at the Chateau Frontenac, everyone was thinking that I was going to shoot Paul McCartney, who was giving his historical concert in Quebec City. But it was for Abdou Diouf, general secretary of the French speaking country organization (organisation de la Francophonie) that I was there with a Globe and Mail reporter. It was an advance interview for an article to be published during this week-end summit (Le Sommet de la Francophonie), so I was not able to show you what I did before today.

With such an important person, you never really know how long you will have. So I let the reporter do is stuff and I started to photograph him with a single gridded flash. I switch between my 50mm and my 85mm, keeping a very shallow depth of field of f1.8. I also used my 70-200 for even more reach, keeping only his face (or part of his face) in the frame. I liked so much what I shot that after the interview, I only spend about 2 minutes for a quick portrait (4th photo), shot with flash thru an umbrella – if I recall correctly.

Abdou Diouf
Technical: Canon EOS Mark II, 1/250 at f2,8 with a 24-70 at 200mm – ISO 200, one gridded flash on camera left

Abdou Diouf
Technical: Canon EOS Mark II, 1/250 at f1,8 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 200, one gridded flash on camera left

Abdou Diouf
Technical: Canon EOS Mark II, 1/160 at f2,8 with a 24-70 at 70mm – ISO 200, one gridded flash on camera right

Abdou Diouf
Technical: Canon EOS Mark II, 1/200 at f1,8 with a 85mm prime lens – ISO 200, one flash thru an umbrella on camera right (I think…)

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