The 10 different pieces of Adele signed concert confetti that rain down to end the show

If you’re one of the fortunate that gets to experience the Adele Live 2016 tour – you want to make sure to stick around to the very end of the show. It’s no big secret Adele likes to close out her shows with her signature song – Rolling In The Deep. And as that song […]

PHOTOS: My 10 favorite shots from New York City

I visited New York City in mid-October, 2014. Was happy to get back to the Big Apple. It had been a few years since my last visit and I would approach this time in New York shooting in either a documentary or a “New York Postcard” style. My first official celebrity sighting – The Naked […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

BLOG: My favorite photos I shot during 2012

At this time of the year, I like to look back on the year that was in my image making. It’s important to me that each year I grow and learn as a photographer. Always striving for the best shot. I got to visit some interesting places during 2012 and looking back, I am genuinely […]

PHOTOS: Canada soccer star Christine Sinclair – 2012 Lou Marsh Award winner for Canadian top Athlete Of The Year

Was thrilled to hear Canadian soccer star Christine Sinclair won the coveted 2012 Lou Marsh Award that recognizes the top Athlete of the Year in Canada. Sinclair captained the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team to a Bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Sinclair’s play during the Games will be heralded for decades as […]

PHOTOS: Fans carry the Cup up Yonge st. in the 100th Grey Cup Parade

NOVEMBER 25, 2012 – Couldn’t resist shooting the Grey Cup parade – especially when I found out that fans would be allowed to carry the Cup up Yonge st. The 100th Grey Cup certainly brought a lot of colourful characters to the city. Congratulations Toronto Argos! (all photos Richard Budman) When realizing the parade would […]

Largest crowd ever in Woodbine Park, Toronto gathers for #SoupStock – a culinary protest to Stop The Mega-Quarry

It was the nicest weather I could remember for a Sunday in late October and it brought the largest gathering ever in Woodbine Park, Toronto – over 40,000 people for #SoupStock – a one-day culinary celebration that featured tasty soups from more than 200 of Canada‚Äôs top chefs. Everybody had the same purpose in mind […]

Hashtag Contests: Find the Chevrolet Spark and tweet a photo on #StartWithASpark

It was great to be part of the team that worked on Chevrolet Canada’s #StartWithASpark contest. The Chevrolet Spark is part of the new breed of urban car coming to Canada – small, very fuel efficient, and connects with an internet savvy consumer group that want a ride that feels like an extension of their […]