Mois : septembre 2008

That is going to be a HUGE meme on the photography related blogs. 2 years ago, world renowed photojournalist, mainly know for his war photography, James Nachtwey was awarded the TED Prize. He was awarded « one wish to change the world », a 100,000$ price that he used to cover a story of his choosing. Now, « James Nachtwey is preparing to reveal his photographs, which highlight a shocking and underreported global crisis ».

On October 3, the story breaks. Here

Mark III at 6400 ISO

Have a look at the picture below. Notice anything special?

Mark III at 6400 ISO

Hint: The title of this post kinda give it away

Look at the 100% crop below, straight out of the camera (I did however use the in-camera noise-reduction):

Mark III at 6400 ISO

I just recently got my Mark III, and it was the first time I was traveling in this ISO range. And I’m blown away. On the sideline with my was a colleague from Le Journal de Québec, still with is Nikon D2X. With this camera, he couldn’t go above 1600 ISO, and had to shoot at 1/100. I wonder if he got some shots without any motion blur!

I don’t really advertise myself as a commercial photographer, but since my Google rank is pretty good, I often get request from people looking for a commercial photographer in Quebec city. Some months, corporate jobs represent more than 50% of my income.

I rarely publish the photos and I rarely even talk about it here, because the end result is rarely interesting for anyone else than my clients.

But just because I feel like it, here is some jobs I recently did.

Sofame Direct Heating Installation:



Federation of Canadian municipalities congress:





Bombardier Transport metal cutting machine:



Christie Digital projectors in action at the image mill show (same job than those photos):


A trip to Saguenay Lac St-Jean

I was pretty busy last few days. Tuesday morning, I left for Roberval to cover the NHL exhibition game between the Montreal Canadians and the Buffalo Sabres. Roberval won a national contest to be named “Canadian hockeytown” and the chance to host the game. An NHL pro game in a 10,000 citizen town, it is pretty amazing. The light was pretty bad, of course, and we had to shoot at 1/400, 3200ISO and f2.8.

After the game, I headed to Chicoutimi to sleep at an uncle house. I then spent the day in Chicoutimi and La Baie to shoot some stock photo, including the famous “petite maison blanche” (little white house), symbol of the 1996 déluge du Saguenay (Saguenay flood)

“petite maison blanche” (little white house), symbol of the 1996 déluge du Saguenay (Saguenay flood)

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