THANK YOU! ERIC CONSTANTINEAU
FOR YOUR PRESENTATION OF NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Eric Constantineau, a diversified photographer, based in Montreal and affiliated with Photo Service, is MCC’s next presenter - Monday, Nov. 16th, 2015. His presentation is not to be missed! Eric is constantly experimenting with the most intriguing techniques. He teaches group and private courses and organizes thematic photo-walks for amateur photographers. This lecture will provide you with the best tips and tricks for successful night photography of architecture, cityscapes, capturing star trails and painting with light.
Eric Constantineau describes himself as a photographer, a creative mind and as a trainer for Photo Service. For the past ten years, as a diversified photographer from Montreal, he has covered weddings, sports and cultural events, not to mention all the hours he has spent in his studio.
Eric is constantly experimenting with the most peculiar techniques. After using more than a hundred cameras, he started building his own camera prototypes for his special needs. We can often see him with all sorts of weird apparatuses, reminescent of the old days. Educated as an engineer, Eric makes specialized camera equipment for customers all around the world.
For most of his outdoor work (landscapes, architecture, and night photography), Eric loves to use big tripods with precise heads that make for ultra-sturdy setups. He makes every line straight and perfect and can wait hours—even days—for the proper light in order to please a customer or simply to produce photos for his own walls. Preparation and patience are key for this type of photography.
On the other hand, Eric also does street photography and takes very blurry images using the analog cameras from Lomography. These produce high contrast images with unusual colour saturation.
For his personal amusement, he still shoots and processes film, sometimes alternative process, like tintypes. He enjoys using old mechanical cameras, they add so much to the photographic experience. If you run into him, he often has a Hasselblad in his hands.
Finally, Eric teaches group and private courses and organizes thematic photo-walks for amateur photographers. He also speaks in many photo clubs around the province.
About the conference:
-- Night photography and long exposures --
The sun sets, it's time to go out and play. Tripod at hand, we take the time to adapt to that dark light. No need to rush, the tripod is there, so we can have longer exposures, and train our patience. This lecture will provide you with the best recipes for night photography, ranging from architecture, cityscapes, star trails and painting with light. Tips and tricks are guaranteed. ~Eric
You can see more of Eric's work at http://www.ericconstantineau.com