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John Strenio – 2017 Powder Magazine Photo Annual – Urban Ski Photography

Ski photography of X-Games Real Ski competitor John Strenio sliding a double-z quad kinked handrail in Silver Spring, Maryland while filming his video part for the upcoming Real Ski urban street skiing competition.

Powder Magazine
2017 Photo Annual – pp74-75
John Strenio sliding a quad kinked double z-rail in Silver Spring, MD while filming for his part for Level 1 Productions movie “Pleasure”

Powder​ Magazine 2017 Photo Annual pp74-75
LJ Strenio​ sliding a double z-rail in Silver Spring, MD last winter with Level 1​. One of the craziest handrails I’ve ever shot!

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011


Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - P23 - Chris Logan - Sun Valley, Idaho - Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – P23 – Chris Logan – Sun Valley, ID – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - P28 - LJ Strenio - Park City, Utah - 4Bi9 Media

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – P28 – LJ Strenio – Park City, Utah – 4Bi9 Media


Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – P48 – LJ Strenio – Mt. Bachelor, OR – Poor Boyz Productions

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - pp62-63 - Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – pp62-63 – Sage Cattabriga-Alosa

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – pp84-85 – Tom Wallisch – St. Paul, MN – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine - February 2011 - pp104 - Adam Delorme - Logan, UT - Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine – February 2011 – pp104 – Adam Delorme – Logan, UT – Level 1 Productions

Line Skis / Full Tilt Boots Posters


Just pics this time around.  Hope you all like em!

I’m back on the road again for a few weeks so it may be quiet on the front here. Follow me on Twitter to hear random entertaining antics from urban ski trips.

Full Tilt Boots Poster - Tom Wallisch

Full Tilt Boots Poster – Tom Wallisch – St. Paul, Minnesota – Level 1 Productions

Line Skis Poster - LJ Strenio

Line Skis Poster – LJ Strenio – Helena, Montana – Poor Boyz Productions

Line Skis Poster - Will Wesson

Line Skis Poster – Will Wesson – Salt Lake City, Utah – Level 1 Productions

December Freeskier Magazine – Scott USA campaign, ad 4 of 4


Scott USA collage ad - Freeskier Magazine - December 2010

This ad kind of summarizes my season from the start in November 2009 to the finish in July of 2010.  It was a long season for me as I did extend it a little with the shoot at the Sammy Carlson Invitational in July at Windell’s Camp at Timberline, Oregon.

The highlight of this ad for me is the shot of Dane Tudor during the Sammy Carlson Invitational, right side, middle photo.  It was my first experience with the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon and things worked out well, very well, better than I had expected.  I had just gotten the beta versions of the FlexTT5’s for Nikon and hadn’t had much time to really play with them so I was a bit worried to try them out but I gave them a go.  The weather dealt us a full house that evening with the low clouds streaming in the valley from the west leaving an epic view with the low cloud layer and the sunset light.  To top it off my first day testing the Pocket Wizard FlexTT5’s for Nikon turned out great.  I had manual hypersync to two Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed strobes at 1/1000 sec. with partial coverage (all I wanted to light was the top half of the frame where the skier would be)  at over 600 feet.

I’m really happy with how the Scott ad campaign came out this season and that I got to be a part of it last season.  I’m looking forward to doing it again this season.

Pocket Wizard Multimax – new 7.5 firmware in long range mode


New Pocket Wizard Multimax with USB portA little while ago Pocket Wizard announced the new v7.5 firmware for their new Multimax units that have the USB port for firmware updates.  Included with the new firmware are a few useful features:

  • Long and short range mode
  • Noise sniffer
  • Signal strength meter
  • Radio relay (Repeater mode)

Since I just got the new Multimax’s at the tail end of my spring terrain park shoot season I was only able to test out a few of the new features.  The signal strength meter is a really good tool for sure to have going, especially in a long range situation which is usually the situations that I’m shooting on the mountain.  A lot of time’s I’m shooting with my 70-200mm lens and am pretty far away from my strobes so being able to see what the signal strength is from my Multimax is a good tool to try and pre-determine if I’m wandering out of the radio signal’s range.

The other upgrade I was able to test out was the long range mode.  I was shooting photos of freeskiers Simon Dumont, Matt Walker and LJ Strenio sliding an urban rail with Poor Boyz Productions a few weeks ago and started wandering out a bit further from the scene and my lights .  As I found my shot I realized I could have a few problems with radio interference with the shot I had setup.  My first problem was being surrounded by some steel chainlink fence, my second was not having line of sight to my strobes, the third was laying up against the steel chainlink fence.  Too add to this I was laying on the ground so I could get the grass in the foreground and to finish things off I was in an urban environment with power lines directly above me.

Simon Dumont sliding a loading dock rail in Bend, Oregon - PBP

I was about 300 feet away, a bit on the middle end of the range of the Multimax’s but with all these factors and radio interference I couldn’t get consistent signal and my strobes were firing a little erratically.  Since this was a perfect time to try out the new long distance mode I began sprinting back and fourth between my shooting location and making sure I had everything dialed with the Multimax’s on the three strobes I had setup on the scene.  The long range mode worked and in a situation I may not have been able to take the shot I wanted previously, I was able to get the shot I wanted with lighting.

I spoke with some of the people at Pocket Wizard and the reason long range mode works is they slowed down the data rates and increased the error correction.  This is supposed to have an impact on the maximum usable shutter speed, however I was able to sync this shot at 1/1000 of a second with my Nikon D40 body.  With that being said, I’ll have to do a bit more testing to see at what shutter speed the reliability begins to degrade in long range mode.

Check back later for a more complete review.

Pre-season outtakes


Joss Christensen and Alex Schlopy hiking up to the snowmaking pile in Deer Valley to build the backy jump

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.

Check out the full gallery here

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Rage Films “Pretty Good” DVD box cover photo


"Pretty Good" DVD Box Cover - Rage Films - Skier: Derek Spong

I’m stoked.  Why?  This is the third year in a row Rage Films has gone with one of my shots for their DVD cover.  I spent a lot of time with the Rage crew, of course a lot this Spring as well at the park shoots.  The last three have come from those park shoots as well, last year this one at Stevens Pass, WA.   This year, the little Asian brother Derek Spong got the cover.  It’s from the shoot at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon.  If you haven’t seen the teaser yet from the upcoming movie “Pretty Good” check it out here.

Check out my photo gallery on espn.com


espn.com/action photo gallery screen shotI’ve been working with ESPN.com for a bit now in their action sports part of the website providing photos.  If you haven’t seen them, check out the Zoom galleries they put out every month.  I usually have a photo in there amongst the other action sports.  I just finished putting together a gallery for the espn.com/action site so check it out of you get a chance.  Angeli VanLaneen, Julian Carr, Tom Wallisch, Ian Cosco, Mike Riddle, John Strenio, Wiley Miller, Fabio Struder, Jossi Wells, Matt Walker, Corey Vanular, Rage Films, Pep Fujas, Kyler Cooley and Max Kuszaj are repped in the gallery.


Pretty Good – Rage Films Teaser


Pretty Good Teaser by Rage Films from Rage Films on Vimeo.

Most of you guys that are following my blog have already seen this teaser but for those that haven’t, check it out.
This is the 9th ski movie put out by Rage Films – Dan Norkunas, AJ DeSaint Phalle and Hennie Van Jarsfeld.  It’s always great to see what comes together after working with them shooting still photos all season and I’m stoked to check out the whole thing.  The movie features Kyler Cooley, Dylan Natale, Mike Mertion, Ian Cosco, Joe Schuster, Derek Spong, Mark Dvorak, John Strenio, Alex Schlopy, Gus Kenworthy, Giray Dadali, Cody Ling, and Joss Christensen.

Feature photo gallery in issue 3 of The Ski Journal Magazine


So here it is, my first feature gallery about myself and my photography in The Ski Journal.  I just got this issue in the mail, it turned out great, I’m stoked on the printing especially.  Nineteen photos cover twelve pages of Kyler Cooley, Jesse Hall, Mike Hornbeck, Max Kuszaj, Jossi Wells, Byron Wells, Tim Russell, Ahmet Dadali, John (LJ) Strenio, Tim Durstchi, Zach Davison, Erich Kunz and Stu Halverson.  It should be on newsstands soon, go check it out.

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