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’s 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 […]

TIFF’12 PHOTOS: Press conference arrivals at the Bell Lightbox

I didn’t do TIFF this year like I had in the past. Sponsors change and life moves on. Except for opening night – when I was curious what the scene for Kristen Stewart would be like – I’ve largely stayed away from shooting TIFF this year. I even got the chance to actually enjoy a […]

Kristen Stewart on the TIFF’12 red carpet of Ryerson Theatre for the premiere of “On The Road”

Kristen Stewart attends the premiere at Ryerson Theatre of “On The Road” during the opening night of the Toronto International Film Festival. (September 6, 2012 / R.Budman / shot7.com)

PHOTOS: In Salt Lake City, Utah for #WhatDrivesYou interviews with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team on the eve of the London Games

Took a trip to Salt Lake City in late June to meet up with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. We were there to interview a few players as part of the What Drives You? video series. It was really something special to see the women’s team become the story of the London Games. When […]

Milos Raonic makes Rogers Cup Toronto debut as top ranked ATP Canadian tennis player

Milos Raonic signs autographs exiting centre court after his Rogers Cup 3rd Round win. (photo: Richard Budman / August 7, 2012)

PHOTOS: In beautiful Vancouver for the Auto Show at a busy BC Place Stadium

Had an amazing week on Canada’s west coast recently and was quickly reminded that Vancouver is indeed one of this country’s most beautiful cities. By the time I was flying over the famous Canadian Rockies – my anticipation for a week in Vancouver couldn’t have been greater. It wasn’t all fun and games (actually, a […]

PHOTOS: Mobile photo taking goes mainstream during the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto

It was another exciting year at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto (#CIAS12) as record attendance turned out. I did a few different things on behalf of General Motors of Canada. Produced some Youtube video. Did a little mobile #Gamification. And shot a few photos for Chevrolet Canada social media properties. I enjoy […]

VIDEO: Bringing fun and engagement to an Auto Show Floor: Chevrolet and Hot Wheels team-up with mobile gaming app SCVNGR for #CIAS12

It has been an exciting few months being part of the team at MacLaren Momentum Toronto that designs the Canadian International Auto Show (#CIAS12) display for Chevrolet on behalf of GM Canada. My small role in the very big process has been to create and leverage on official Chevrolet Canada social media channels originally produced […]

PHOTO: GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly Plant on the day new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 comes off the line

OSHAWA, ON – Media were invited to GM Canada’s Oshawa Assembly Plant on February 1, 2012 as the company celebrated the first high-performance Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to come off the line for public sale.

PHOTOS: Shooting Canada Men’s National Soccer Team at BMO Field for Chevrolet in their quest to qualify for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Had the pleasure to recently shoot an assignment at BMO Field – Toronto’s home to soccer action. The occasion in mid-October was the Canada Men’s National Soccer Team as they are in the midst of qualifying play for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match play. I hadn’t shot at BMO Field before, so it was […]

BLOG: The Occupy Wall Street movement comes to Toronto as protesters settle in St. James Park

The Occupy Wall Street movement made its way to Toronto yesterday. Hadn’t planned to shoot it as I was heading to the camera show. When I missed my Go bus by one frickin’ minute, and had another hour to kill, figured I’d check out King and Bay where the demonstrators were beginning to gather. Protest […]

Building a layer of social media chatter around the biggest Chevrolet vehicle launch ever in Canada

October is one of the biggest ever for Chevrolet Canada with the launch of three ground breaking new vehicles – the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, and Orlando. The award-winning team at MacLaren McCann Toronto has been hard at work for months creating, planning, and now executing one of the largest mass marketing efforts in GM […]

MEDIA ALERT: Say Hi! Live on YouTube Canada’s homepage on October 4th for #ChevroletALLday with Fitz And The Tantrums at Yonge-Dundas Square

October is shaping up as the biggest ever for Chevrolet Canada with the launch of three ground breaking new vehicles – the 2012 Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, and Orlando. I’m excited to play a very small part of a very large team spearheading communication efforts to let Canadians know about these exciting and award-winning new automobiles. […]

PHOTO: Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam finish up a busy few days in Toronto with a second sold-out ACC concert

(September 12, 2011) Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam finish up a few days in Toronto that included a Film Festival premiere of their new Cameron Crowe directed documentary PJ20, a press conference discussing the film, and two sold-out concerts at the Air Canada Centre.

Journey through the Toronto International Film Festival with Cadillac Festival Insider social media reporting

On behalf of Cadillac, the official vehicle of the Toronto International Film Festival, I’m thrilled to be covering all things TIFF again for another year in a unique social media reporting assignment. With my insider reporting partner Skye Collyer, in our beautiful Cadillac CTS-V coupe we’ll ride to some of the best of what TIFF […]