This just came in over the interweb. Stoked about this one, especially since the shot is a few years old. Just goes to prove that pow skiing is timeless, whereas a jib shot wouldn’t be current enough after a season has gone by. This shot is of Hannah Whitney taken in Grizzly Gulch at Alta, Utah. This evening was at the height of a storm that dumped 5 feet in 5 days. The snow was so deep and light that I had to ask Hannah to barely ski in with any speed because when she came in at a normal speed so it wouldn’t look like burrowing through snow!
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Posting outtakes is something here I usually don’t get a chance to do. This time around though the shoot was for espn.com and with the instant turnaround time with web, I get to post these while they are still fresh! This few days of shooting was mainly about one thing. Fun. It most certainly was. These photos were shot at Alta, Deer Valley and Brighton Resorts in Utah after a few early season storms in October and early November. My lighting was pretty simple in these, some just ambient, but those that weren’t, usually just a few Nikon SB80 DX’s, an Alien Bees 800 and a Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with the ol A-Head. Of course, add in a pile of Pocket Wizard Flex TT5′s.
The lovely people over at espn.com/action had me do a pre-season jib gallery back in late October working with some of the younger crew out here in Utah. From lift terminal rails at Alta to backflip jumps on snowmaking piles at Deer Valley the pre-season mini-shred is on. It was a ton of fun to go out and make some small features of no real consequence look cool. It’s great to work in simply a fun environment, free of the gnar factor sometimes. Add into the fact that my lighting was pretty simple in these, usually just a few Nikon SB80 DX’s, an Alien Bees 800 and a Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with the ol A-Head. Of course, add in a pile of Pocket Wizard Flex TT5′s
Alex Schlopy, Will Wesson, Joss Christensen, Giray Dadali and Dave Euler
Check out the gallery over there:
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.
See Suz do a big huge backy off a big cliff. This was another big one for me this year, it’s a first again, the first Freeskier Magazine cover for me so far. I’ve been working with Freeskier since the start of my career, they actually ran my first ski editorial shot a while back. Check it out on newsstands now!