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Richard Budman has been shooting and documenting the celebrity photo scene in Toronto and New York. His work has been featured on countless online news sites and in Canadian newspapers.

Contact Richard through the site: http://budman.tv

BLOG: Top Ten iPhone Apps for Photographers

December 9, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

I’m sure they’ll eventually be even more innovative ways to use the iPhone in ways to help us take better pictures. But this list of the Top Ten iPhone Apps for photographers from PDN is a good place to start.

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Jill McCormick engaged at Kennedy Center Honors Gala

December 8, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Tiger Woods at the Bell Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario

December 5, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Jesper Parnevik at 2000 Bell Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario – introduced good friend Tiger Woods to wife Elin

December 5, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Tiger Woods plays the 2000 Bell Canadian Open in Oakville, Ontario

December 5, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Howie Mandel at Indigo Books, Eaton Centre for new book – Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me

December 4, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Web savvy Frenchie the Canadian works Yorkville ave. for spare change

December 4, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Nicolas Cage greets autograph collectors outside Windsor Arms Hotel in Toronto

December 3, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Only the finest cars get parked outside 5-star hotels in Toronto during the TIFF party scene

December 3, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Rod Stewart signs autographs for HoundsTV outside his luxurious Toronto hotel

December 3, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Randy Bachman takes care of business during Canadian Music Week 2009

November 30, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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The many faces of Viggo Mortensen during press conference call at TIFF’09 for THE ROAD

November 29, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Kodi Smit-McPhee is front and centre during press conference call at TIFF’09 for THE ROAD

November 29, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, and director John Hillcoat at TIFF for press on THE ROAD

November 29, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Tyler Perry in Toronto for Precious press conference during Film Festival

November 25, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

Oprah led Precious TIFF press conference

BLOG: When Winona Ryder is filming in Toronto’s Union Station – I’m shooting. IT’S NEWS.

November 24, 2009 by Richard Budman · 3 Comments

Sometimes it can be a battle to get a good shot.

Winona Ryder
was just filming her new movie When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story in Toronto’s historic Union station. I actually only stumbled upon the set because I was traveling through the train station on the way to another assignment.

I knew the movie was filming in town, and when I saw Winona and the period costumes in the train station I figured it would make for some nice news pictures.

Now, to say that movie production people generally hate paparazzi type photography around their sets would be an understatement (unless maybe, your Gossip Girl.) When it became clear they would just try and block any of my attempts to get a clean shot of Winona – I decided to shoot video instead, figuring it would probably turn out more interesting.

Yup, that’s me in the video stating my case to a police officer of why I am shooting – even while they are asking me not to.

You may wonder, why didn’t I immediately leave? Why after repeated requests by the movie crew to not take shots, did I still?

Simply put. It’s news people.

It’s news I believe the public is entitled to know about, and I feel I’m not invading any ones privacy or doing anything wrong as a news photographer. Should people really be able to pick and choose what news is fit to be reported or not? (The reason I am not being kicked out of the train station, or being demanded to leave by the police officers present is because THEY ALSO KNOW legally, I am well within my rights to take pictures and report this news.)

I would be the first one to admit there is a breed of celebrity photographers that do cross a line into invading an individuals right to privacy – and yes, I think even celebrities have privacy rights too. I personally cringe when I see shots of celebrity moms picking up their kids from school. I feel that stuff should be off limits and I have consciously made the decision to never shoot “news” like that.

But the filming of a period-piece movie with a Hollywood star in a public train station? Puh-lease… I’m blasting.

Of course, after I clearly saw they would devote significant manpower and energy to prevent me from getting photos. I left. Really, the last thing I want to do is disrupt a movie production. But I can’t see how it’s such a big deal to get some clean shots of Winona on set? I actually think the movie production peeps are looking at the situation all wrong. They should be enabling the celebrity photographers that want to shoot their movie – which can only lead to further stories in the press (not like Winona can’t use a little buzz in the celebrity press, eh?)

For more thoughts on the difficulties of shooting Winona, AND ACTUAL PICTURES OF HER ON SET visit celebrity photographer John Kennedy’s PopGoesTheNews.com who certainly fared better than me on the day (but also, not without a battle.)

Winona Ryder movie The Lois Wilson Story films in Toronto’s historic Union train station

November 24, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Michael Moore premieres Capitalism doc in Toronto – Was it an Oscar snub?

November 19, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Nicolas Cage on arrival for Bad Lieutenant TIFF press conference

November 19, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

@ 2009 Toronto Film Festival shot7.com photos

Andre Agassi media tour continues at Indigo Books in Toronto to sign his book “Open”

November 18, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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Michael Moore at HealthAchieve 2009 conference in Toronto to warn of emerging two-tier health care in Canada and U.S.

November 17, 2009 by Richard Budman · Leave a Comment

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