#InsideTheCFL – a lesson in smart #hashtag integration at events

I got the pleasure of attending the #InsideTheCFL event held on October 2nd at Andrew Richards Designs. The event was a text book example on how to properly integrate a #hashtag and ensure the event’s reach extended far beyond the few hundred people in attendance. There was a time – just a few short years […]

VIDEO: Chad Brownlee’s Lay Down The Tailgate for the Chevrolet Silverado 250 Race

Chevrolet Canada was the title sponsor of the Silverado 250 NASCAR Truck race and had JUNO nominated recording artist Chad Brownlee making an appearance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park that Labour Day weekend. Of the 50+ social media videos I produced and directed for Chevrolet Canada during my agency years – this is one of […]

2014 World Mastercard Fashion Week: Toronto

I was tasked to get some shots of Mastercard’s sponsor activation during World Mastercard Fashion Week taking place in David Pecaut Square during October, 2014 in Toronto. Picking up on the whole #selfie vibe – Mastercard was encouraging fashion show attendees to tweet / instagram a photo in front of their very unique selfie mirror […]

Cadillac Driver Academy at Circuit Mont-Tremblant

Spent a few days in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Quebec working at the Cadillac Driver Academy. The Academy is a unique opportunity for Cadillac owners to drive on the famed Circuit Mont-Tremblant track. I was happy to cruise around town in a twin-turbo Cadillac CTS stopping at a few select spots to shoot photos (I swear, I […]

BLOG: I bought a bike! New life begins NOW..

I moved at the end of 2013 to the Queen east area of Toronto after condo construction noise ruined living at Bay and Wellesley. Loving the new area except for one thing – I found getting on a TTC streetcar for work in rush hour was pure hell. The transit system simply can’t move the […]

Shooting GMC ProShot at the 2014 Calgary Stampede

I returned to Calgary during July, 2014 to work at my fourth straight Stampede. There are many good reasons why the Calgary Stampede is considered, “Canada’s Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth.” I was tasked with getting shots for GMC Canada around its partnership with the Stampede. GMC Canada brought an award-worthy and contextually relevant activation […]

BLOG: My favorite photos I shot during 2013 (all photos Richard Budman)

I look back fondly on the year that was 2013 for my photography. I tried to get better and more creative in my picture taking as I decided to take a few photography courses. Got the privilege to travel coast to coast in Canada again including traveling to the most far east I’ve ever been […]

PHOTOS: What else to do after the Toronto ice storm? Get out on Queen st. east and take photos

For the second weekend in a row – the lovely Toronto weather messed up my plans to see friends. Not feeling like staying in on Sunday – I decided to venture out with the camera and see what this ice storm was all about. It hit Toronto on Saturday night and knocked out power for […]

Shooting the GMC Sierra high up in the Rocky Mountains of Banff

(December, 2013) Got to spend more than a week in Alberta recently working on a program that allows extended test drives of GM trucks. I was there to interview people who test drove the all-new Chevrolet Silverado in Edmonton then met with people who got to experience the GMC Sierra in Calgary. When it came […]

VIDEO: Canadian Women’s National hockey team on playing Safe & Fun hockey

One of the programs I really enjoy working on at the agency is Chevrolet Canada’s sponsorship and support for hockey. From the partnership with Hockey Canada to grassroots hockey support on the award-winning Safe & Fun hockey helmet program – it’s been very rewarding to be involved with these initiatives. I have a few roles […]

PHOTOS: Working at Rogers Cup tennis in Toronto and Montreal on behalf of Buick Canada

Fan favorite (and eventual 2013 Rogers Cup champion) Rafael Nadal signs autographs on leaving Uniprix Stadium in Montreal after his quarter-final win. One of my favorite events of the year to work is Rogers Cup tennis. I helped manage Buick Canada’s sponsorship and my role in this activation has grown over the three years I’ve […]

PHOTOS: Talib Kweli drops a sick set at Yonge-Dundas Square

Was all ready to spend Saturday night at home when my twitter feed mentions that the great Talib Kweli is doing a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square. I’ve loved Talib since he dropped Quality a good ten years ago. Really, there is great hip-hop which Talib certainly ranks as one of the finest voices of […]

PHOTOS: Finally made it to Banff and hiked up Sulphur Mountain

Finally made it to Banff. It was my 3rd straight year in Calgary working at the Stampede and every year I’d say to myself, “I’ve got to see Banff.” Just could never find the time to take a day away during Stampede. So when work finally ended, I extended my stay and jumped in a […]

PHOTOS: Silverado media launch high up the mountains of Newfoundland

Spent a couple of days at one of the easternmost places of North America – the island of Newfoundland. Was there to shoot the media launch of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado truck for General Motors of Canada. I hadn’t been this far out east before and while I do love my province of Ontario – […]

PHOTOS: Colleagues

One of the busiest shooting weeks I’ve had in a while finally ended. It started out on the western coast of Canada as Chevrolet’s Safe & Fun hockey festival took me to Richmond, BC. It quickly followed up with three straight days out in Bowmanville, Ontario’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park So, no question we’re feeling […]

Back to school: A weekend photography workshop in Toronto to brush up on my skills

it was back to school for me this weekend. That is – photography school. While I’ve been shooting professionally for a few years now I decided in 2013 to take some formal photography classes. My education to date has really been self-taught and shooting a shit load of photos. But I knew there were still […]

PHOTOS: Chevrolet at the Victoria Day Speedfest Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Spent a nice Sunday up at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (which will forever be known to me as Mosport.) It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day and was quite happy with many of my shots (though, if I made any mistakes – it was this.) Race car drivers get the pretty girls. Photographers […]

PHOTOS: Shooting fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs during a Game 7 meltdown in Maple Leafs Square

MAY 13, 2013 – I had the idea to shoot at Maple Leafs Square in the morning so made sure to take to work the bare essentials I would need if I decided to go. I wasn’t planning to watch the game there – too much other stuff to do. But my office is about […]

PHOTOS: Went seaplane flying over Vancouver, BC

Traveled to beautiful Vancouver, BC for work recently. I always wondered what it was like taking a seaplane that I continually see take off and land when I’m in Vancouver. Despite being a little nervous of the small plane, finally decided to satisfy that curiosity on my latest trip and went for a tour! Our […]

PHOTOS: Shooting Team Canada at the Women’s World Hockey Championship in Ottawa

I was in Ottawa, Ontario in early April for the 2013 Women’s World Hockey Championship. Was there to shoot on behalf of Chevrolet Canada who is a proud sponsor of Team Canada. It was a great tournament and here I’ll admit to enjoying women’s hockey far more than I thought I would. Simply put – […]

Chevrolet presents the Olympic Heroes Parade

I love covering parades. You usually get a good workout from it (you’re generally chasing after vehicles on foot for a few kilometre stretch.) So I was up for the challenge when I was assigned to cover the Olympic Heroes Parade. It was a parade to feature many of our medal winning athletes newly arriving […]