I chose to do a narrative series for my composite. I wanted to enter the world of Alice in Wonderland and chose to do so by illustrating the part she changes size by eating or drinking in the strange world of wonderland.
For these images I photographed the background and the subject, Alice, separately. I shot outside at the same time of day in order to get the most similar lighting possible. For the second image where Alice is bigger than the room, I placed the model in a makeshift box so she would have the proper position and feel.
Montreal travel/touristic photography.
These pictures could be seen in a Montreal tourism website of travel guide.
Cityscape of Montreal
This cityscape was shot at the “parc de la cité du havre”, where I find we get a beautiful view of Montreal. I decided to shoot Montreal at night because I like the glow all the lights give to the city.
Bagel BLT (very tasty) from the “Magasin Général” in Old Montreal. I shot a variety of pictures for the food shot but this half eaten one just seem so tasty 🙂
Shot as well in the “Magasin Général” in Old Montreal. Montreal has a wide choice of good restaurants and cafés, all from various cultures.
Parallel horizontal and vertical lines.
Residential house in Old Longueuil.
Time of day.
Residential building in Longueuil.
For this assignment I learned that not all buildings a good for this technique and that reflections in the windows are your enemy. I shot the exercise three times and finally shot the 6-plex where I live.
Composite. With different exposures I was able to get details through the windows.
Centre de commerce mondial montreal
I started this assignment trying out street photography. It’s a type of photography that intrigues me and I would really like to master it someday. My problem is photographing people in the street. It stresses me and I get somehow paranoid. Maybe because I think of what my reaction would be in the people’s shoes and I feel bad. When shooting an event, people expect to be taken in photo. In a news event, or in the case of a wedding for example, we expect to see photographers and be photographed.
I ended up reporting a memorial session that happened in Dorchester Square, in downtown Montreal, in the memory of the two soldiers that died after the shooting in Ottawa, that took place on October 22, 2014.
I was little shy at first, but after talking to a photojournalist there, I build up some courage and soon forgot about my worries. Reporting the event and finding the best possible way to illustrate it became more important.
Of course I had some technical issues. Shooting in manual was challenging. I was tempted to switch to aperture or shutter speed priority but didn’t succumb. Having to set your camera in order to achieve a good exposure and composition and very difficult.
I am pleased with my results. I chose the four pictures that would represent the event the best and tell the story (although I would have shared a few more).
This is a series representing Sabrina Morningstar, the soccer player. These photos could be seen in any Canadian college soccer publications (print of web). Seeing that she is wearing the Champlain College Cavaliers gear, would of course make Champlain College on the top of the list of where these images could be published.
Here the clouds had settled in. Using the reflector wasn’t as obvious as when the sun was shining but still noticeable…
For this photo I had a f/8 reading for the ambient light with a shutter of 1/60 which I lowered to 1/50 to catch more ambient light. This gives me a 4:1 ratio. I chose a butterfly lighting pattern. The sun was coming down quickly at the time the picture was taken and it was cloudy. I had to work fast and readjust my shutter speed to better catch the ambient light.