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Powder Magazine – September / October 2011


Things are a bit busy right now and I haven’t had the time I hoped to have to spend on the blog.  I’ll have a few things in the next few weeks but for now here’s a few recently published photos in Powder Magazine this season so far including the UK feature “Carry That Weight”.  Hope you dig it.

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

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.

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


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 4 – Tom Wallisch at Windell’s Camp


Tom Wallisch jumping at Windell's Camp at Mt. Hood, OR shooting with Level 1 Productions

I just rolled into Mt. Hood, OR to shoot the Sammy Carlson Invitational. It’s been a few years since I was last here at Mt. Hood, the last time being when I took this photo of Tom Wallisch with Level 1 Productions while shooting for the movie “Turbo”. This shot was taken with a Nikon D70s, Nikon 18-200 f3.5-5.6, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 Transcievers, and Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed pack with an A-head at 1/1000 sec, f5.6, at 60mm.

For those of you wondering how I was able to sync my strobes at 1/1000 of a second, the Nikon D70s’s CCD sensor and electronic shutter allow for this to work at up to 1/1250 of a second using Pocket Wizard Plus, Plus 2, and Multimax transcievers without any adjustments in settings.

Quick Pic 3 – Anna Segal at El Colorado Resort, Chile


Anna Segal jumping at sunset in the terrain park at El Colorado, Chile

In an effort to keep myself posting more often I’ve started a category of posts on my blog called Quick Pics.  I don’t always have time to make a blog post when I’m in the middle of travelling or a really busy cycle of work so I’ve added this section.  Just a photo, maybe with a little bit about the photo if I have time.  Judging by the traffic response so far, it seems like it’s what everyone wants to see.  These photos are going to be completely random personal work, or maybe just a photo I’ve taken in the past that has been published, or maybe one that didn’t get published but I just liked it a lot.

This photo is of Anna Segal about two years ago during a trip we went on to Chile.  This shot in particular was at a sunset session in the terrain park in El Colorado, Chile.  There are amazing sunsets almost every day out there with all the pollution in the valley of Santiago.  Shot at 1/125 sec, f5.6, ISO 100 on a Canon EOS-1D MKII, Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS lens with Alien Bees 800, Alien Bees 400,  3 Nikon SB-80DX speedlights, Pocket Wizard Plus 2 transcivers.

Quick Pic 2


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


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:


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.

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