For those of you who still wonder why you sometimes have to “show off” with a big lens, here is why…

Last night, I was asked to cover Rick Hansen’s “Celebration 25th!”.

"Celebration 25th!" is the conclusion to the 25th Anniversary of Rick Hansen’s "Man In Motion World Tour!".

If you don’t know who Rick Hansen is, check him out. I won’t go in details about how amazing he is (you should discover that by yourself while checking out his foundation), but as my friend Bob said last night: “thank God I’m not a crier because this is very inspiring and overwhelming”.

Anyway, when I received my media kit, the event’s organization sent me a map of the venue that basically showed us that the photographers were standing at the opposite side of the arena during the show…

And it is a big arena, so we were told to come prepared. Meaning: “bring the longest lens you can find.”

I only had a 70-200mm handy so I improvised and grabbed the 2x extender that basically got me at 400mm.

You loose 2 stops in the process (you have to shoot at f/5.6 instead of f/2.8) but I was hoping that they would blast enough lights on the artists for me to shoot around 1/100s even at f/5.6.

And they sure did.

This is a photo of  Johnny Reid, left is what could have happened if I wasn’t prepared and right is the kind of photos I got.

More to come very soon.

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