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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

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

Red Bull Rampage

11Oct10

Mike Hopkins jumping the 45 foot canyon gap at the 2010 Red Bull Rampage in Virgin, UtahNikon D3 / Nikon 16mm f2.8 Fisheye / ISO 200 @ 1/1000 sec @ f6.3 / Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with A-Head / Pocket Wizard FlexTT5 Transcievers for Nikon

I finally had the opportunity to make it to the Red Bull Rampage this summer.  The Red Bull Rampage is the event of all events in mountain biking.   It’s an event I’ve wanted to go to since it’s inception almost 10 years ago and just never had the time or opportunity to make it.  This year I finally did.  I was fortunate enough to snag a media credential to this event and I shot it my way.  Of course, I shot it with strobes.  I’ve been testing some of the new Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon in development and with the lack of skiing in October, I was stoked to be able to have something this awesome to shoot and test the new gear out with.   I was one of the few that was using lighting out there, it’s a very difficult event to be doing that.  The action moves from spot to spot and at times you could see hoards of photographers and cinematographers sprinting from location to location in between runs to setup the next shot.  The event is pure madness.  From the insane action to the endless clouds of orange dust to the thunderstorms to the desert heat to the helicopters and 3d camera rigs it was just pure madness.  I’m so glad I went, I’ll have some more to share soon.

I’ll have more later about the new Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon.  For now though, I’ve been able to get full hypersync at 1/640 of a second with an Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with A-Head at full power as well as with Alien Bees 400, 800 and 1600’s with half-frame (only the top half of the frame exposed with flash) hypersync up to 1/1000 of a second and about 1/3 hypersync (only the top 1/3 of the frame exposed with flash) hypersync at 1/1250 of a second.  With the Profoto 7b’s and the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon I was able to get a seemingly endless hypersync, however the output of the flash is limited  due to the shutter speed cutting off the flash due to 7b’s slower flash durations at full power.

I’m really stoked on the potential of what I can do with the new Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon.  What I’ve only previously been able to do with the 6mp Nikon D40 and D70 with high speed sync, I’m now able to do at 12mp with my D3 and if need be, the 24.5mp Nikon D3x.  They will hopefully be released soon!

2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide

31Aug10

I have a few new Advertising shots in the new 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide.

Scott USA Ad - Tom Wallisch - 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer's Guide - 2 page spread

Tom Wallisch – Scott USA Ad – 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide – 2 page spread

Shot in Minneapolis, MN with Level 1 Productions for their new film “Eye Trip

Nikon D3, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed, Alien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers

Spy Optics Ad - 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer's Guide - Back Cover - Ahmet Dadali

Spy Optics Ad – 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide – Back Cover – Ahmet Dadali

Scott USA Ad – 2011 Freeskier Magazine Buyer’s Guide – 2 page spread
Shot in Minneapolis, MN with Level 1 Productions for their new film “Eye Trip”
Nikon D3, Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed, Alien Bees 800, 400, Nikon SB80 DX’s, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers

Tour of Utah – Stage 2 – Thanksgiving Point to Mt. Nebo

19Aug10

Francisco Mancebo Perez and Ian Boswell climbing to the finish near the Mt. Nebo Summit in stage 2 of the Tour of Utah

Cycling isn’t exactly something I usually pay attention to, or shoot for that matter.  However, this summer has been one of shooting photos of things, sports, events that are new to me, or at least that I don’t usually cover professionally.  I headed up to the Mt. Nebo Summit today to shoot the second stage of the Tour of Utah cycling race.  Today’s stage was a pretty brutal climb of over 4,500 feet from Thanksgiving Point to Mt. Nebo Summit.  As I usually light 75% of my ski photos, I figure why not give it a go with this?  The clouds in the background were pretty dark and gloomy looking so this pretty well setup perfect for how I usually shoot cloudy day ski shots.

Continue reading ‘Tour of Utah – Stage 2 – Thanksgiving Point to Mt. Nebo’

Quick Pic 5 – Joe Schuster at Mt. Bachelor – Bend, Oregon

15Jul10

Joe Schuster jumping a 90 foot step over jump at Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

A few weeks before this shot was taken, I was at the exact same spot, shooting on a larger version of this jump with Poor Boyz Productions at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon.  We waited around for about a week for the weather to improve and it just never seemed to get the way we wanted so I bailed out for a few days down to Mammoth Mountain, CA to shoot with Level 1 Productions.  A few days later I came back up to Mt. Bachelor to shoot with Rage Films for another park shoot and I got the weather I was hoping for and the shoot went off.  It was one of those shoots where I got photos every day that ended up running in a mag somewhere.  Needless to say it was a good couple of days with a really fun crew of young up and coming kids.

After shooting on this jump in the morning we took a big break and came back just around 6pm to get going on this again to shoot around sunset.  Joe Schuster was one of the only ones that stuck it out about an hour after the last light was on the jump to wait and ski for the sunset photos.   I shot this scene with a pretty standard kit of lighting for me on a jump with an Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with an A-Head, Alien Bees 800, Alien Bees 1600 along with my DIY battery packs with Pocket Wizard Plus 2 transcivers and a Nikon D3 with a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 LD XR Di SP lens.

Quick Pic 2

16Jun10

Phil Casabon jumping at the Catalyst terrain park at Copper Mountain, CO - Level  1 Productions

Phil Casabon jumping in the Catalyst Terrain Park at Copper Mountain, CO while shooting for the Level 1 Productions movie “Refresh”.

Shot with a Nikon D70s and Tamron 28-75 f2.8 LD XR Di SP with Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed and Alien Bees 800 lighting with Pocket Wizard Plus 2 radio transcievers.

espn.com pre-season gallery

24Nov09

Will Wesson sliding a handrail at Alta, Utah

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

The photo above was real simple, just one Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed with a Pocket Wizard Flex TT5 shot with a Nikon D3 and a Nikon 16mm f2.8 fisheye

Alex Schlopy, Will Wesson, Joss Christensen, Giray Dadali and Dave Euler

Check out the gallery over there:

http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/blog/_/post/4675777




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