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

06Feb17
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
02.02.2016
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
02.02.2016
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

16Jan11

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

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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

06Jan11

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

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

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

19Nov10

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

08Jun10

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

03Dec09

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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Feature photo gallery in issue 3 of The Ski Journal Magazine

20Aug08

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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