Montreal Commercial photographer

Photographing Philippe Starck

By Allen McEachern. 

Today I am in Montreal.

I have been hired by an agency that specializes in media and public relations.

My mandate is to photograph 2 events in the day of celebrity designer Philippe Starck.

Mr. Starck is in Montreal to kick off the construction of a new condo development of his design.

10am-12pm - Ground breaking ceremony and press conference. Position battles with other media. Photos are sent to the client minutes after the event wraps. Images will be used as handouts for media.

5 à 7 in the showroom. Philippe, food, and cocktails. An opportunity to learn more about the project. Meet other key principals. Classic event photography - groups, candids, portraits, action and ambiance, food and drink, documentary. Image delivery within hours. 

Media and public relation professionals are good contacts for me.

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Snow Polo Tremblant World Cup Photos

By Allen McEachern.

Snow Polo Tremblant World Cup, the inaugural match played between Team Canada and Team International on Lac Tremblant. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. February 28, 2015. 

What's In My Camera Bag - FIS Snowboard World Cup

By Allen McEachern.

The FIS Snowboard World Cup makes a stop this week in Quebec and Stoneham for the freestyle events: Big Air and Slopestyle. The Half-Pipe event was cancelled due to lack of snow! The following is a break down of what I am bring in terms of camera, lenses, and other gear.


Canon 1D Mark 4 x 2 - Allows two lens at the same time, back up camera in case one goes down.

Canon 300mm F2.8 - Allows handheld shooting, good reach, fast.

Canon 70-200mm F2.8 - Standard zoom, goes everywhere i go.

Canon 24-70mm F2.8 - Standard Zoom, great for medium close.

Canon 16-35mm F2.8 - Standard Zoom, wide and fast.

Canon 85mm F1.2 - I carry this for athlete portraits.

Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT  - Great all weather flash.

Canon Speedlite 580EX II - Always have a back up flash. 

100+ GB Compact Flash Cards

LowePro Top Loader 75 - Allows me to keep one camera close, and dry if the weather turns.

Newswear Foul Weather Chest Vest - Great organizer for everything I need. 

MacBook Pro - Fast, on-site image processing and client upload.

500GB LaVie Rugged Hard Drive - Easy to carry, nothing to plug in, takes power from laptop.

Battery chargers, AA Ansmann batteries, lens kit, CF card reader, sunscreen, sunglasses, notebook, Hoya 77mm Polarizing Filter, Swiss Army Knife, Advil.


Big Air - Quebec