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Sean Carrie is a photographer and videographer currently residing on his home soil of Vancouver Island. Whether shooting for himself or for clients, Sean has a knack for storytelling & channels this passion through photography by creating cinematic photos and short films.
Other than photography, Sean has quite a few hobbies. He is an avid – or what some would call “obsessed” – record collector and self-proclaimed audiophile. In the past, Sean used to be a professional music producer & audio engineer, but now seeks enjoyment playing guitar at home. Sean is also a REALTOR® at RE/MAX Camosun & loves helping his clients on the island.
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Jenica lives off a steady diet of espresso and pastries. She is a gardening fanatic and enjoys growing everything from vegetables to roses. If anyone would have their library card number memorized, it would be Jenica. You can usually find her cozied up with a good book no matter where Sean has dragged her that day.
Otherwise known as Missy McGoo, Snickerdoo, and Peanut, Kitty is a fanatic of meowing at the door every 15 seconds for no reason even though she doesn’t even want to go out. She is officially the undefeated napping champion of the household & works hard at producing puke piles for her humans to step in with their clean socks.
We are a creative team with a passion for storytelling.
Sean is passionate about his craft and uses visual elements such as photos and films as a vessel for his stories, whether they are for personal means or professional uses. When it comes to working with clients there is never a cookie cutter approach; everything is custom tailored for each project and client.
Sean is known for going above and beyond the expectations. His attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile is always appreciated.
Sean has a philosophy of over-delivering, rather than over-promising. His clients appreciate the enthusiasm he brings to each project & can see how much he loves creating photos & films.
“The old adage, “It’s not the gear that’s important but how you use it” comes to mind here. I throw that one around from time to time myself. However, sometimes I have to admit…you just need the right tool for the job. What makes a piece of equipment satisfying to use — for me at least — ranges from ergonomics to features & specifications. Brand is literally the last thing I care about. I’ve participated in a handful of double-blind tests and I’ve come to a decision on what my toolkit will be equipped with. So here’s a list of some of my favourite gear…with a few items on the wish list, of course.”
This Sony has been an incredible camera. The image quality, low light capabilities, video specifications, you name it…are all fantastic. You’ll get used to the menu.
Sean highly recommends Sony mirrorless cameras.
This lens was purchased on an impromptu trip to Drumheller, Alberta in 2019. It’s remarkably sharp and contains some of that beautiful “Zeiss rendering quality” Carl is famous for. Sean uses this lens for mostly real estate shoots these days, but it does have it’s place in landscape photos to even “environmental portraits” in tighter places. This lens pairs well on a gimbal and isn’t too heavy, either. The GM f2.8 is next on the list, though.
One of Sean’s favourite portrait lengths of all time, and this particular 85mm from Sony produces gorgeous images. For a length, it’s right in the sweet spot for a complimentary perspective and the wide aperture is great for low light and for adding depth to an image.
If there’s a lens that’s likely to be found on Sean’s camera it’s this one. Not only is it versatile but it has length to add amazing “perspective compression” to images by bringing the background closer, which can create some captivating compositions. Believe it or not, this lens is a must have for landscape photography!
In a tie with the 70-200, this Tamron 2.8 is likely on Sean’s camera. It rivals the GMaster lens from Sony and is incredibly lightweight, meaning it can be lugged around almost everywhere. Another perfectly versatile lens, great for literally everything, both photo and video. Highly recommend this to anyone.
As Sean owns a few vintage film cameras from Nikon such as an F3, an FM2n and an FE2, there are several lenses Sean adapts onto his Mirrorless Sony body such as a 55mm f3.5 macro (one of the sharpest lenses made by Nikon) as well as an 85mm 1.8 and 24mm 2.8 from the Pre-Ai era, as well as his favourite, the 105mm f2.5 made most famous by Steve McCurry.
A motorized gimbal is essential for the toolkit of any videographer. The Ronin-S has been a great companion on shoots, and equipped with 3rd party handles and attachments makes for an ergonomic & versatile cinematic tool.
Combined with 3 batteries, the Mini 2 can boast quite a decent amount of flight time and produces amazing images for such a compact device. Under the weight class of 250 grams, it allows for flight in some otherwise challenging locations.
This trigger is awesome; It’s clear, out of your face when looking through the viewfinder, and is packed with features for effortless communication between units and very user friendly, for those last minute tweaks.
Equipped with modelling lights, these are great studio flashes. They provide ample power for studio sessions and are lightweight. HSS isn’t necessary for 90% of shoots in the studio, so these do just fine. A great budget studio light!
This little speedlite-sized flash is just awesome. Placed in a compact softbox, this makes for an easy addition to a lifestyle or portrait session on the go.
Octadecagon Soft boxes, Umbrellas, Beauty Dishes, various degree grids & snoots…and more.