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As I mentioned last week, I don’t really do Christmas and I really don’t expect any presents from anyone. But what I didn’t mention was that I love treating myself with a nice new lens every once in a while.

Let me introduce the latest addition to my kit. (I’m talking about the cute piece of glass in the middle.)

So, this blog won’t be called “A life at 85mm” but you are about to see a lot more photos shot at this focal length.

Oh, and for those who know a thing or two about aperture, that baby opens at f/1.2, so if you think I had a pretty shallow depth of field before, you should hang on to your boots because backgrounds are about to get very very blurry.

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  03:23 pm, by briceferre 8  |  Comments

At Sea Behind the scenes - by Brice Ferre - Vancouver Photographer from Brice Ferre Photography on Vimeo.

Ever wondered how it feels like to do 90 Km/h on water?!

I never did, but I actually figured it out the hard way.

A couple of years ago, I was working on a project here in Vancouver, filming boats between Jericho, English Bay and the Vancouver Harbor.

The easiest way to film some of the boats was to ride on one of the rescue zodiacs during the patrol.

And this is what happens when a boat capsizes at the other end of the bay and no one knows if the skipper has surfaced yet.

The life guard, yells: “hang on to something!!!” and then floors it with no other warning. Those who know me are very much aware that I don’t miss an opportunity to film or photograph, so I grabbed the boat with one hand and filmed with the other.

This is by far one of the most brutal experiences I have had to go through while shooting. Feeling that you are going to fly off the boat anytime.(This footage has not been sped up, it’s the actual speed)

Everything is fine until you pass the Lion’s Gate Bridge and then the boat starts flying…

Good thing Pelican cases are made for this type of adventures.

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01:39 pm, by briceferre 2  |  Comments

I have a shoot tonight and I’ve been asked to bring a long lens…

Here is what I’m taking with me.

I have 400mm (70-200mm + x2 extender) attached to my camera, that should do the trick. Those who know me, are well aware that this blog is not called “a life at 50mm” for nothing. So that should be a nice change for me.

I also made sure to add a monopod to my kit, as I don’t want to hold that thing all night.

I’m not telling you what (or who) I am shooting yet, but you should see some photos here in the next few days.

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  11:48 am, by briceferre 14  |  Comments