Archive for August, 2012

And it begins….The North Face ad – Tom Wallisch in Alaska


Three drive by’s, two inspections, killed a few hours, then we finally went in.  10pm-6am.  Sometimes the features, the tricks we are shooting that the skiers do are more of something that works better in video and not so much photos.  Sometimes it works for both, and almost never do I get to shoot on one that is more for photos than video.  Fortunately on this trip the skiers decided to hook me up and we went to this location.  Visually, this place was pretty awesome by itself.  Great architectural lines, great texture in the materials of the building, good landscape to the building.  Now, just add Tom Wallisch.  Well actually, just add snow.  A lot of it.  The landing had to be completely imported, about 6″ deep of snow in a strip about 15×50 feet, also we had to pile snow on the stairs to act as the jump.  We were there for a bit building this, well into the morning.  For me, this came out exactly as I had designed the shot out in my mind, even the lighting.     A good, long day, making the trip worthwhile this this North Face ad coming out of it.

As usual these days, this one was shot with the whole truckload of lighting.  Everything I brought.  This was also my first go with the Canon 5D MK3.  All season I had been missing the low light capabilities of my old Nikon D3 but Canon finally caught up with the 5D MK3 which helped out a lot on this one since I only had my travel light kit with me.  Since the scene was so large in this feature, I was forced to use each speedlight as if it was a full-sized studio light.  With that, there was a lot less light/power available and I had to crank up the ISO to 1000 @ f5  to compensate as I’m usually shooting night shots at ISO 200 @ f8.

This was shot with Level 1 Productions while filming for their upcoming movie,  Sunny

Costa Rica Wedding photographer – Dylan and MC


One of the great things about being a photographer is being able to be a big part in your friend’s weddings.  I’ve known Dylan and MC for almost as long as I’ve been in Utah for and they are some of the best people I know in Utah.  This one has been a very long time coming and sharing this day, in such an amazing place has been a pretty awesome expreience.  Not only was it a great wedding in a great place, but it was the most epic and rowdy one I’ve been a part of.  EVERYONE ended up in the pool, fully clothed at one point in the night.  Add to the fact that there was a dance party, in the pool, made this a night of epic proportions.  I’m pretty sure the thought of the bride and groom canon balling into the pool in their wedding attire isn’t a common occurance.  I’m really stoked that I was able to be a part of such a night.


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