Archive for December, 2010

I’ve been out….

26Dec10

Sorry for the lack of updates but it’s been a really busy early season for me.  There’s been lots of snow in the good ol USA this season so far and because of it, I’ve been shooting a lot.  Really, a lot.  It’s not even the new year, and I’ve shot more days than I had at the end of February last season!…albeit, last season was a really low snow year.  Out of the last 45 days, I’ve shot 30 of them, traveled on 5 of them, spent 8 of them in front of the computer editing and only 3 of them have been doing no work at all.  Today has been one of those glorious 3 days off!

Anyhoo, I’ve been doing a lot of this:

Kyle Decker and Ahmet Dadali navagating around through the winter madness of Minnesota

And this….

Digging, lots of it.

Then a bit of this…

Climbing through the bleachers.  GTS right?

So we can to places like this…

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And this….
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And…..this.
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So I can shoot things like this…
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So I can be around people that do this….
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Headed out for another round of all that.  I’ll be unplugged a bit for the next week or so.   I hope I don’t have the time to make some updates, cause that means I’m getting it done!

Recent Ads – Salomon

26Dec10

Alexis Godbout Salomon Ad

Last season was quite the interesting one.  It was one not full of a lot of shots due to the low snowpack and just terrible weather in general, however the few good shots I did get last season, I was super pumped on.  This was one of them.  This feature was the entire reason I went on this trip to Montana to shoot urban with Poor Boyz Productions and Alexis Godbout, Matt Walker, Charles Gagnier and LJ Strenio in tow.  Everyone else was doing a lot of spin and tap tricks on this feature but Alexis had something else in mind here.  I was running around in circles, changing the lighting setups between everyone else, then Alexis doing his handplant to right 180, completely opposite from the norm.

Like my caption on the ad says, I brought everything I had to this feature.  (1) Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed w/A head, (1) Alien Bee 1600, (1) Alien Bee 800, (1) Alien Bee 400, (5) Nikon SB 80DX Speedlights and a pile of Pocket Wizard Plus 2′s and Multimax’s.  It was a ton of backlighting with a lot of tricky single speedlight placement throughout that took a lot of trial and error to get it dialed.  Fortunately for me, there was a lot of trial and error going on with the skiers to get the trick they wanted, giving me a lot of time to get my lighting dialed as well.

Nikon D3,Tamron 28-75 f2.8 LD XR Di SP lens, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS SpeedAlien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 and MultiMaxTranscievers

Powder Photo Annual Cover!

03Dec10

2011 Powder Magazine Photo Annual Cover - Skier: Kyler Cooley.  Shot during the filming of "Gunnie Season" by 4Bi9 Media

2011 Powder Magazine Photo Annual Cover – Skier: Kyler Cooley.

Shot during the filming of “Gunnie Season” by 4Bi9 Media

This is the one, this is it.  It’s the biggest thing that’s happened to me in my career.  It’s the Powder Magazine Photo Annual, and my photo of Kyler Cooley is on the cover!  My first Powder cover came last season (see it here) and it was a big deal.  A real big deal for me.  Literally a childhood dream.  Now, a year later there’s another, but it’s on the Photo Annual.  It’s the biggest issue of the season for the photographers and honestly it’s something I didn’t really consider ever getting.  Needless to say, I’m pretty happy about it!  If it doesn’t quite sink in to how happy I am, check this out and it will explain it a bit better.


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October / November / December Powder Magazine

02Dec10

I just got some pdf’s of the recent shots I’ve had over in Powder Magazine this season so I thought I’d share.

Tyler Barnes sliding a quad kinked C-rail in Ogden, Utah September 2010 Powder Magazine Shooting Gallery – Tyler Barnes sliding a quad kinked C-rail in Ogden, Utah
Nikon D3,Tamron 28-75 f2.8 LD XR Di SP lens, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS SpeedAlien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 and MultiMaxTranscievers

October 2010 Powder Magazine Shooting Gallery - Alexis Godbout doing his best to get out of church in Helena, MT
The thing I love the most about this shot is how clean it came out at ISO 1600!

October 2010 Powder Magazine Shooting Gallery – Alexis Godbout doing his best to get out of church in Helena, MT
Nikon D3, Nikon AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D ED lensElinchrom Ranger RX AS SpeedAlien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 and MultiMaxTranscievers

Josh Stack explaining to LJ Strenio, how to be a professional skier
This is probably my most favorite thing ever written in a ski magazine.  I’m pretty stoked my photo fit it rather perfectly.  Check it out if you get a chance.
October 2010 Powder Magazine – Page 66


December 2010 Powder Magazine - LJ Strenio Voice ProfileNovember 2010 Powder Magazine – LJ Strenio “Voice” profile


December 2010 Powder Magazine - Tom Wallisch
December 2010 Powder Magazine – Tom Wallisch
Nikon D3,Tamron 28-75 f2.8 LD XR Di SP lens, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS SpeedPocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers