Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Canon lenses

Is there a big difference in the quality of photos taking with a Canon 50mm lens that cost $129 vs their big pro 24-70L lens?  Both photos where shot at the same time on two seperate Canon 1D bodies on Sandisk CF cards. no post processing simply converted form RAW to JPEG in Canon Photo  Pro and croped in Photo Mechanic.

The top photo was shot with Canon's EF 50mm  1.8f  lens
 Canon EF 50mm
The bottom photo was shot with Canon's EF 24-70mm L 2.8f lens.
Canon 24-70L

I was surprised at how little difference there was between the two, on occasions I have noticed my L lens to be sharper, but under ideal conditions the 50mm lens does as great job, it is smaller, lighter, much cheaper ans has a better auto focus than the bulkier and heavier L lens. so i will keep using my 50mm lens for my newspaper photos and take out my 24-70L for special events.  In most cases my little $129 50mm lens does the job.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Salun Dafa

Falun Dafa, a great Chinese practice for body and spirit allowing self improvement with the Supreme characteristics of the Universe. Sohot at China town in Montreal on Ilford SFX 35mm film.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

New to stock photography

"Hy, I'm new to stock photography, can you tell me how to go about the business?"  I hear that phrase quite often, my best advice is to buy "Sell & Re-Sell your photos" by Rohn Engh. You can see by the photo I have used this book often, it was invaluable for me when I decided to start selling my stock photos. Below is the link to order yourself a copy from amazon.

Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos

Agfa Scala 200

Agfa Scala 200
Church on Sainte-Catherine street in downtown Montreal shot on 35mm Agfa Scala 200 film.
Love the fine grain and sharpness of this B&W slide film, sent to Dr5 labs in Denver Colorado for development, they do a great job.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ilford SFX 200

The Montreal Clock Tower located at the end of Victoria pier in the old port of Montreal. Shot on Ilford SFX 200 at 200 iso with a red ir 630 screw on filter. On my days off, I love to shoot a roll of 35mm for fun.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mode & Design Festival Montreal


The Mode & Design Festival celebrates creativity and culture through a major outdoor event in the heart of  downtown Montreal. This unique occasion provides an inside look at the world of fashion and design through a diversified program of activities. Free outdoor shows offer great photo opportunities for photographers. Takes place until Saturday August 23rd.

Visit their web site for complete schedual of events;    

Roxanne Nikki

Roxanne Nikki
Roxanne Nikki, born and raised in Winnipeg, she started designing when she was 3 years old.  Selling her first collection nationwide in 1994, Roxanne Nikki collections have been sold in department stores and specialty boutiques across Canada, and continue to be showcased around the world.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mode & Design festival 2014

Mode & Design Festival: It seems like this years edition, everyone with a video camera or blog received a photo/video pass. Luckly  Thursday night Paul was there to keep the troups in order, no easy task but he always succeds. Then there's Agence QMI's photographer who can't sit still for more than 5 minutes, so once again I have a few shots of the back of his ball head poping up in the corner of my photos. What a contrast to the Gazette's photographer (and the other photographers as well) who does his job without getting in anyones way.
This year edition of Mode & design festival is held at the  Place des Festival beside Place des Arts.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mode & Design Festival

Melissa Bolduc fall collection
Montreal's Mode & Design Festival. I've been covering this event every summer since 2009. This years edition takes place at Place des Festival beside Place des Arts. The outdoor fashion shows are free and open to all and a great place for photographers of all caliber to shoot some images of fashion shows. The Mode & Design Festival takes place form August 20th to 23rd.