Mont-Tremblant photographer

Canadian Photographers - Annual Income Statistics

By Allen McEachern.

Are you thinking about a career as a photographer in Canada? You might want to look at this Statistics Canada page...

http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/qc/job_futures/statistics/5221.shtml


Laurentian Corporate Retreat

By Allen McEachern

Late last week I had a wonderful day of work with the international staff of Mirasee. Mirasee teaches internet marketing and social media skills to business of all sizes through an on-line subscription based platform.  An innovative company that employs remote workers from around the world. They all came together north of Mont-Tremblant at Blueberry Lakes in Labelle for a week of training, team building, and conversation. I joined up with them for a day of corporate portraits, head shots, team photos, and to create an image bank of technology themed marketing visuals. Here are a few of the portraits.

A Powerful Marketing Tool for Photographers

By Allen McEachern.

I have been working as a commercial photographer since July 2004. I have been using Photoshelter as one of my business tools since 2005. Originally, Photoshelter launched as a searchable on-line storage / archive coupled with an image stock agency. Today, Photoshelter offers on-line storage for serious photographers. Their site is searchable by keyword, so buyers can find your images. Here are some of the other things that I love about using their platform in my business mix...

1. Client Proofing Galleries...proofing galleries that I can share with multiple people. Each person has a login and their choices are unique. I can then review all the selected images - seeing which choices are mutual.

2. Image Delivery...I use Photoshelter to share images with clients through galleries. All the images can be downloaded in a batch or individually. There are multiple file sizes available, each automatically generated from my master file. This saves a lot of time when multiple people need access to the images.

3. Unlimited Searchable On-line Storage...all pro accounts come with unlimited storage. I can upload my entire archive and remotely access it anywhere in the world. RAW, TIFF, JPEG, PSD, etc. etc.

4. Customizable Website Templates... Photoshelter offers a lot of template options for websites. I can have a custom domain name, or a hosted domain with Photoshelter. Personally, I use this option as a add on to my portfolio site, a keyword searchable archive with a e-commerce back-end. http://archive.allenmceachern.ca 

5. On-line Store...I use Photoshelter to sell images, prints, and digital downloads of rights managed stock. Clients can order prints and check out. Clients can license images and check out. There are so many options for print vendors and products. My store is always open, and it is global.

These are only a few of the many powerful features available to professional photographers via Photoshelter. If you would like to find out more please click this affiliate link to learn more.

http://www.photoshelter.com/referral/AL6MC9BK5Y

Searchable Photography Archive

By Allen McEachern.

A keyword searchable image bank for rights managed photo stock and fine art prints.


DES LAURENTIDES - EN PHOTOS

By Allen McEachern.

Are you looking for stock photos from throughout the Laurentians mountains in Quebec?...Wildlife, landscapes, village life, autumn, winter, spring, summer, outdoor sports, lifestyle....click the image below to view an expanded gallery collection of Laurentian photography.

Real Estate Interiors - Photos from Tremblant

By Allen McEachern

Earlier this year I started to work with Sotheby's International Real Estate Quebec to photograph properties throughout the Laurentians. Mont-Tremblant has exceptional real estate opportunities, many of which are just amazing. Here is one of my favourites from the last weeks. If you would like to buy it, let me know. I'll put you in touch...

Food Photography from Montreal's Haricot Traiteur

I recently had the great pleasure of working with Montreal's Haricot Traiteur and Mont-Tremblant based visual communications firm Le portique. Our goal was to create 10-14 images that Haricot could use for their new website launch and for general marketing. Here are a few of my favourite images form this great food shoot!

10 Things I Love About Being a Commercial Photographer

By Allen McEachern

July 4, 2014, marked the ten year anniversary of when I registered Allen McEachern Photography as a business in Quebec. Looking back on those ten years I realized what it is that I love about commercial photography, or, what has kept me going. Here they are:

1. A Love of People. As a commercial photographer, I get to meet, collaborate, direct, and react to some very interesting and talented people. From heads of states, to celebrities, to every day folks, photography has put me in front of many people I would normally never had met.

2. Problem Solving. Common sense, and experience are powerful together. Every photography contract, assignment, call it whatever, comes with unique challenges that require individual solutions. I love the daily challenge of solving these problems both through planning, as well as on the fly as they arise. 

3. International Events. Shooting international sporting competitions is one of the biggest joys I take from working as a photographer. International media to speak with, compare notes, the fans, and access to world class athletes all combine to create something dynamic. Not to mention the precision, beauty, and excellence of professional athletes in motion.

4. Visual Communication. Capturing a moment is one thing. Telling the story that surrounds that moment is another. Being able to visually communicate with a viewer I think is the reason we are there. 

5. Creative Collaboration. When I work, I may appear to be working alone, but I am often not. Take for example runway fashion. I love to shoot runway because I am looking at the finished product in all senses. The design of the clothing, the craftsmanship of the garment, the hair and make-up on the model, the lighting, the decor, the sound, and so on. All of these elements combine to add a bit more to the final product. I love shooting fashion for this collaboration.

6. Physical Work. Never let anyone tell you photography is not physical. Often we work building sets, painting, setting up rigging, lighting, remote power generators, walking into remote locations with many kilos of gear on our backs. Look at photography and try to figure out how the shot was made. Think rock climbing. I love the physical challenge.

7. Travel. Who doesn't like to travel? I have to admit, this was one of the things I thought I would do more of, but the market has changed a bit. I still get to travel a few times a year for assignments, contracts, but nothing compared to the stories I heard from guys in the 70's and 80's. The beauty of travel is being able to take great shots, meeting new people, and the visual stimulation that comes from experiencing new surroundings.

8. Lifestyle. I have a family, wife, and three kids. We live in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. The largest ski resort in Eastern North America is five minutes from my house. Often, on non shooting days in the winter, my wife and I take an hour or two to get about 5-7 runs in after we get the kids out to school. Not many people I know working traditional 9-5 can not do this. Photography has given me a very flexible schedule and the time to do the things that make us happy for which I am grateful!

9. Technology. I am not a geek! But I love new glass, updated camera systems, new software, gadgets, apps, and so forth. I don't go too crazy, but you need to keep up to what is happening.

10. Client Satisfaction. Photography is a great gift when done well. Delivering a completed job to a client can often be very rewarding, especially if prints or similar products are involved. We sometimes loose this with electronic delivery, but even then the same sentiment is alive. As photographers we are often working individually within a team. When the photo looks good, we all look good. The pressure can be great at times, the release is hearing the sincerity of a client's approval.

Le Richmond - Montreal

By Allen McEachern - Montreal Food Photographer

Canadian World Junior Summer Development Camp

Canada vs. Czech Republic 

By Allen McEachern - Montreal Sports Photographer

2014 FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP - SLOPESTYLE

Slopestyle - Stoneham