Dance Department New Pictures !!!

My pictures for the website of the department of dance of the UQAM are finally online on !!!!  
I had the pleasure for this project to work in collaboration with the talented graphic artist Nathalie Lavoie ! Loved working with her and Looooved the project !
The concept ? Dancing body, thinking body  (the department Slogan ;P )… well, we just wanted pictures that make you think a little bit ;)
ithout any more delay here they are !!!

Mes photographies pour le site web du département de danse de l'UQAM sont enfin en ligne ! Yeyyye, vous pouvez les voir sur !!!!
J’ai eu le plaisir pour ce projet de travailler en étroite collaboration avec la talentueuse graphiste Nathalie Lavoie !!! J’ai adoré travailler avec elle sur ce projet !!! c’était EPiiic :P
Le concept ? le slogan du département : Corps dansant, Corps pensant… des images simples, qui vont droit au but et vous font réfléchir un peu ;)



Quelques mots sur mon set-up // Just 1 light, yes less is more ;)
- 1 big octogonal soft-box place on my right, a little bit high, with a small inclinaison …
- A big white Backdrop

- canon 5D mark II
- Canon 24-70 mm 2.8
Elinchrom ranger pack
Rotalux® Softbox Octa 135 cm

And that’s it ! :D 


Les Citadins

Last year I had the pleasure to work with “Les Citadins", athletes from the university I'm working for. They needed new pictures to help their website get a fresher look. Now that their new website is finally online, I'm glad to share the result of our hard work! You can also check their website at 

L'année dernière, j'ai eu l'opportunité de travailler en collaboration avec les citadins de l'UQAM pour leur nouveau site-web ! Ce dernier étant désormais en ligne, j'ai le plaisir de pouvoir partager avec vous mon travail photographique pour ce projet !  Vous pouvez aussi jeter un coup d'oeil sur leur nouveau site-web à 


Technical stuff

This time, the set-up was a little bit more complicated than what I usually do.

First, the background had to be pitch black. The best way to have a pure black shot was to use a big black velvet as my background, so that the light does not reflect on it.

Then there was the lighting issue. Since I knew I wanted some big edge lights on each side of my subject I put 2 rectangular soft box just off behind my subject and almost looking at each other.

And finally, the main lighting source. I wanted 2 things : shadows (but not too much) and a hard light. This resulted in having 1 big dish placed high enough on my left as my main lighting source (kind of like the sun!) and then adding a second light on the ground at my right facing the subject to reduce the big black shadows.

Now the best part : water effects! I asked 2 friends to play a little bit with water dispensers in front of the lights. All that was left for me to do was a composite of the shots to make the perfect halo around the athletes.