Joel Desrosiers is a photographer located in the Ottawa - Gatineau area. He has worked with different types of clients from weddings to motorsports. His background in graphic design and advertising pushed him to develop his skills further by following specialized classes in advertising and product photography with different industry leaders around the world. He worked as a commercial photographer with different brands and businesses like jewelry retailers, cosmetics, restaurants and microbreweries. Photography is not only his job, it truly is a passion as he spends most of his free time working on various artistic projects with other creators to keep improving his skills.
Every project is different. I get to use my brains, my creativity and skills I spent years improving. It feels like this job is the sum of everything I learned before. There is no limit I can reach, I can always get better. One of the most important assets as a photographer is the ability to overcome obstacles and those challenges are the fuel that drives me though my career. This is so much more than just a job, it's an opportunity to live from my passion.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I started shooting motorsports. I was shooting cars and motorcycles at race tracks and then would shoot for collectors or people wanting artistic images of their rides. I would find a location that fits the style and sometimes people would request a specific theme. I was hired for few portrait sessions and then for weddings. I started in commercial photography working for a jewelry retailer creating visual content for social media and printed ads. I've shot food plates, cosmetics, beverages, fashion accessories and shoes. Commercial work is based on strategies but I mainly aim at making my pictures stand out and convey a message that supports my clients branding and marketing objectives.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Lots of satisfied clients - no trophy yet
A fun fact about this photographer
Photography isn't just a job, it's my life. If I'm not taking pictures for a brand I'm probably working on a photography project in my home studio or taking pictures of a rare species in the wild.