Archive for the 'Winter Sports Photography' Category

US Women’s Ski Jumping Team for ESPN

19Sep13

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About a month ago I got the opportunity to shoot photos with the US Women’s Ski Jumping team for a few stories ESPN was doing on the team, and the road to their first ever Olympic event as women’s ski jumping will debut in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  I was out there to photograph a day in the life of the team, which not only involves the day to day training and jumping but in the case of this team it involves hustling in funds to support the team.   The team members I got to work with are Abby Hughes, Alyssa Johnson, Jessica Jerome, Lindsey Van, Nina Lussi and Sarah Hendrickson.  They are a great bunch of women that was pretty fun to work with.  This is a selection of photos that ESPN used in a “Total Access” photo gallery.  Check out the gallery here:

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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

Quick Pic 10 – Gone Skiing

09Nov10

Julian Carr - pow day at Alta, Utah

Day one today!  Hopefully it’s something like this!

November Freeskier Magazine

18Oct10

Here’s a few from the newest issue of Freeskier Magazine, the November 2010 Issue.

Anna Segal at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah

Anna Segal at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah
Nikon D40 / Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fisheye /ISO 200 @  1/1000 sec@ f8 / Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with A-Head / Alien Bees 800, 400 / Nikon SB80DX / Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers

Kaya Turski portrait

Kaya Turski

November Freeskier – Scott USA – Tom Walisch ad campaign, ad 3 of 3

14Oct10

November Freeskier - Scott Ad - Tom Wallisch

Nikon D3, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 ED VR, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed, Alien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 and MultiMaxTranscievers

This is the final ad in the Tom Wallisch Scott Sports advertising campaign in the November issue of Freeskier Magazine.  The Olympus quad kink in Salt Lake City, Utah is a rail I’ve been to three times since I’ve been shooting skiing, all pretty well failed attempts for me for various reasons and I’ve avoided shooting this rail in the past due to that.  Of course with Tom, it became a different story as the disaster on made it very much worthwhile.  The weather also came together for us on this one as well since my favorite thing to do is shooting strobed photos while it’s snowing.  It just fills the frame so much better and gives a feel of winter to the scene.

The previous attempts failed mostly because of speed and my ignorance at the time to how much speed is required for such a mellow, long rail.  With the 4Bi9 crew though, we had a ton of people to help, and that included some people to drive a car for a tow-in so we had all the speed in the world here.

Park City Snow Board Grand Prix

14Feb10

Park City Mountain Resort Superpipe - US Snowboarding 2010 Snowboard Grand Prix

I got a rare chance a few weeks ago to shoot some snowboarding.  It was pretty sick to be at the Snowboard Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort since it was the last event for the US Snowboard Olympic team selection.  It was a really big deal, and it was really nuking all through the comp.  Now, although the heavy snowfall isn’t so good for the athletes, it’s something I’ve grown to love while shooting at night.  The heavy snowfall just adds so much to the shots, I just love it.  I went pretty basic on lighting at this event, as the hot lights they brought in for this event were actually pretty good.  Just had an Alien Bee 800 and Alien Bee 400 with me.  I got to leave the big Elinchrom Ranger at home for the contest, I was pretty pumped about not hauling the big daddy up for this one!  I was pretty amazed as to how well my D300 did during this event.  At a pipe event I usually bring two camera bodies up with me, one with a wide or short zoom and one with the 70-200 on it.  With the event hot lights I wasn’t sure if the D300 was going to do as well at the high ISO ranges of 1600-3200 that I was shooting at, but it did really well.  I knew my D3 was going to do great but how well the D300 did was a pretty nice surprise.

I haven’t blogged much lately, I’ve been trying to get after it so here’s a post with just some photos I liked from the event.  I hope you dig.

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Here it comes…Winter

09Nov09

The early snowfall at Alta, Utah

Winter is coming.  At home in Utah we had a early bout of winter but again, Fall has prevailed and it’s warmed up a bit before the next storm rolls through.  Hopefully that next storm will to flip the switch from fall to winter.  The seven months that lie ahead of me are full of snowy roads, planes, sharing two bed hotel rooms with four to ten smelly dudes, being stuffed into rental cars overloaded with gear, all so I get to shoot ski photos all winter.  Yes, I’m looking forward to this.

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Wack-O-Lanterns

28Oct09
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My shot, Tom Wallisch, 2nd from the left.

I got to shoot a few portraits of Tom Wallisch and Dash Longe a week ago for the www.espn.com/action website with a Halloween theme that was pretty fun.  It’s been good doing portrait shoots lately with a concept and theme, it’s let me get a little further these days with my portrait work.  I was lucky enough to have a crazy Halloween set all ready for me to use in Dash’s shot, and experiment with some smoke for Tom’s shot, it was definitely fun.

Check out the gallery here

Blogging on the road

19Apr08

yup, still on I-15 in MontuckeySo im 950 miles into my Spring terrain park shoot at the first stop in the 2 months of Spring madness. 12 hours later through Utah, Idaho, Montana and back through Idaho I’m back at my home mountain from college at Schweitzer Mountain Resort in Sandpoint, Idaho for the Poor Boyz Productions Jib Jam. Here’s a few photos from the road.

Northern Utah - I-15Montana, still on I-15, 6 hours inLightspeed! The unsafe maneuver of drivingat night in a snowstorm while taking pictures!




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