jeudi 31 mars 2016

King of Versatility !

Hell ! It's been a very long while... But check this, I've been busy shooting everything, from freeride skiing, to piste skiing, to interior decoration, to mountain bike, mountaineering, team building portraits and outdoor clothing ! I proclaim myself officially King of Versatility... And looking at these pictures I hope you'll agree. It's been very exhausting, and also very fun, with actually not so much of travelling except the mandatory stop in Utah, USA. A very welcome trip to a beautiful country that immediately followed a frenetic photoshoot in the middle of nowhere, sorry, Auvergne. Just kidding, a truly wonderful week in the heart of France. Thanks Lafuma, Eider, Rossignol, Cilao, MyMarseille and Brun de Vian Tiran for all these travelling ! And check the rest on STEFCANDE.COM !


   


































dimanche 19 juillet 2015

Busy Summer Recap !

June and July were busy to an unusual point, and I had quite interesting and different jobs, and I wanted to share, so here are a few pics and links to my website if you want to see more.

First, I've been on a MTB trip to Lanzarote, Canary Island, with riders Bryan Regnier and Morgane Such. We did not really know what to expect, but we ended with absolutely crazy pics. I can only show you one, the cover of BigBike Magazine, the rest in a full article probably in October. We had so much fun shooting bike and surfing as well ! Perfect place.

Then I started a pro shooting marathon, beginning with a nice photoshoot for a  waterproof bags company called Zulupack. The kind of shoot where everything is tightly scheduled and everything works ! Rarely happens but it did. And so much fun using my waterproof camera to get different angles.

Second one was a beautiful shoot for Eider clothing company in a fantastic place in South of France. We have the luxury to choose only beautiful lights for shooting, which means waking up very early and finishing late in summer, but it was worth it. Thanks to Eider and their art directors to keep on in that direction.

Last of the big assignment was for a swimming pool company. Their ambassador is a very famous french swimmer, multiple olympic medalist, Laure Manaudou. We had to document what would be a nice day at the pool, and I think we made it. I especially like the underwater shots, not a lot of them but very strong. Laure is a real torpedo, and even if I shoot regularly top of the world athletes, I was quite impressed.

And you know what ? I even found the time to shoot a friend 's wedding ! Not my kind of jobs, got very nervous, but still quite happy with the results ! Hopefully, or I would have got killed by the family !

Feel free to click on some pics to go to the gallery on my website...

Happy summer everyone !
















lundi 10 novembre 2014

New corporate job : Back to School !

Have you ever had this dream, when you're a student and you have to change for a new school, and you are just the new guy (or girl) around, and everything seems so new, strange, and you feel the perfect clumsy person for a few weeks before you get into your shoes ?

Well, that happened to me on that assignment, except I was the new guy for every classroom I visited !

For the Chambre de Commerce of Haute Savoie, I had to document all the classes and degrees you can get there, as it's not widely known you can get very good teachings there, part-time in a classroom and part-time in companies and industries of the area. The goal was to be fully immersed with the students, no posing, and try to make it look good.

I went to my routine technique, fully opened lenses, back lit, and be as unnoticeable as possible. Nature helped me on that one, as my size is frankly ridiculous, and I can hide everywhere. Thanks also to my camera, which can shoot in a whispering mode, making it perfect for this kind of shoot.




dimanche 21 septembre 2014

Flash light portraits with no flash... How to travel light.

2 months ago I had to shoot for an elevator company, about their products, people building and installing them, and I also had to shoot a set of portraits of the company's board.

Needless to say the shoot was far away from home, and I had a few minutes with every people at the best. And I also had to travel light... That makes a lot of limitations, to get some nice pictures.

My technique was to imitate the painter's atelier lighting, so I investigated the whole building for a large window opened to the north, to use it as a giant softbox. The one I found had a perfect white wall to its left I could use as a background and reflector as well.

Check the result, I'm really impressed myself, no flash lights were involved in the process, and my handsome models turned very cooperative (for a few seconds...). I almost bought the window and the wall to bring back home !

Check the original shoot here : http://www.stefcande.com/CFA