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The Photo Annuals – 2013

10Jan13

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - Page 116 - Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho - Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – Page 116 – Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions

This is the time of year when I get really excited, then really disappointed at the same time.  The photo annuals carry some of the best images of the year and every year my anticipation for what I could have in these issues grows as things get closer.  I see my shots, I don’t see shots I hoped I’d have in there, and then there’s everyone else’s work, typically from Mattias Fredriksson, Jordan Manley, Blake Jorgenson, Nate Abbott, Bryn Hughes, Christian PondellaAlex O’Brien, Adam Clark, Grant Gunderson, Steve LloydTero Repo, and with the new blood with guys like Darcy Bacha, Garrett Grove and Jim Harris.  I see everyone else’s shots thinking how the hell did they pull that off, why the hell did I never think of that, those crazy bastards, or the one that gets me the most, I tried that, and I couldn’t pull it off.  Regardless of seeing others pull off what I couldn’t figure out I’m always stoked to see great work, shots that make me think about how they pulled it off, where they had to go to get the shots, and of course the ones that drive me to try and come up with new ideas as well.  This year’s images in the Photo Annuals were the same in those ways, but this season was especially a great collection of images as Powder Magazine’s photo annual was simply massive.  Seeing all that great work in one place, it’s pretty rad and I’m glad to be a part of it.

Below are my images in the Photo Annual’s of both Powder and Freeskier Magazines.  Thanks for looking!

 Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p89 - Tom Wallisch sliding a c-rail in Anchorage, Alaska - Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p89 – Tom Wallisch sliding a c-rail in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p104 - Sig Tveit at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho - Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p104 – Sig Tveit at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p106 - Cam Riley hiking a stair set in Spokane,Washington - Poor Boyz Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p106 – Cam Riley hiking a stair set in Spokane,Washington – Poor Boyz Productions

 

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p148 - Random Joey walking around the streets of Helena, Montana, with a helmet on.
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p148 – Random Joey walking around the streets of Helena, Montana, with a helmet on.

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p164 - Steve Stepp Voice profile

Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p166- Steve Stepp Voice profile
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p166- Steve Stepp Voice profile

Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p8 - Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho - Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p8 – Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p68-69 - Tom Wallisch disastering a flat down ledge in Anchorage, Alaska - Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p68-69 – Tom Wallisch disastering a flat down ledge in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p81 - Logan Imlach pulling the guts out of his winch trying to get her to behave - Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p81 (right) – Logan Imlach pulling the guts out of his winch trying to get her to behave – Level 1 Productions

Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual - p86 - Bobby Brown gapping the half pipe step up feature in Breckenridge, Colorado - Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p86 – Bobby Brown gapping the half pipe step up feature in Breckenridge, Colorado – Level 1 Productions

 

 

Tom Wallisch Scott Sports Ads

18Sep12

A few more shots that have run as Scott Sports ads in Freeskier Magazine from the Alaska trip last March of Tom Wallisch with Level 1 Productions.

Concert in the Sky – O.A.R. at The Montage Hotel in Deer Valley, UT

03Sep12

Unfortunately I don’t have a bunch of time right now so I’m just going to post some photos from the O.A.R. concert I got to shoot a few days ago at the Montage Hotel in Deer Valley, Utah.  It was a great show that was unfortunately shortened due to a huge lightning storm that was striking a bit too close for comfort!

Paved Magazine gallery – Tour of Utah Time Trials – Miller Motorsports Park

06Jun12

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The last two years I’ve had the rare opportunity to literally stand on the rumble strips of the full configuration of Miller Motorsports Park.  However, it’s at a bit lower speed from the normal 100+mph race car and superbike action usually seen here.  The Tour of Utah has come to Miller Motorsports Park the last four years for the time trial event and the last two years I’ve gone out and assisted (strobe pack bitch) for my friend Re Wikstrom who was shooting photos for RealCyclist.com.  I’ve spent a lot of time out at Miller Motorsports Park shooting photos of race cars and superbikes so coming into this I knew the venue, what turns looked good at what time of day, etc.  It’s one of the few times I’ve stepped into shooting a fairly unpracticed subject where I wasn’t worried about coming home with good photos.  This shot was taken on Devil, the triple apex turn 7 of the full track configuration.  I’m looking forward to this year’s team time trials event!

Ski Photography – Tom Wallisch Scott Sports Ad – Breckenridge Resort, Colorado

09Apr12

Tom Wallisch at Breckenridge Resort, Colorado during a shoot for Level 1 Productions film After Dark.
Nikon D3 + Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 + Elinchrom Ranger RX AS Speed (2) + Paul Buff Einstein’s (2) + Nikon SB80 DX (5) + PocketWizard Plus, Multimax, FlexTT5 transcievers + industrial fog machine

It usually doesn’t work out where two of your favorite shots of the year end up being ads for the same company, with the same athlete.  Last season I guess it just came together.  Myself and Tom drove out from Salt Lake City the day of this shoot going from almost summer weather in Salt Lake to full to being slapped in the face with full on winter when we arrived to Peak 9 at Breckenridge Resort, Colorado.  We were late and the crew was about an hour into the shoot.  We unloaded our gear, got our gear on in the car and caught a snowmobile ride up to the feature.  Level 1 Productions brought up a fog machine and combined with the snowfall, it made the shot for me.  If you haven’t worked with a fog machine outside before, you’re in for one hell of a treat.  I mean frustration.  If the wind picks up at all, you lose all control of the fog and with wind being unpredictable, it’s all the luck of the draw.  Fortunately this photo happened about half way into the session since the wind picked up a bit after that and made things difficult to say the least.  With the wind being one of the elements of challenge in this shot, the snow became another challenge.   None of the skiers were really excited about the heavy snowfall, but of course it’s my favorite bit of conditions to work in.  Shooting with heavy snowfall brings in some challenges with keeping your lenses clean and dry, but also keeping my strobes dry and working properly  too.  Something as simple as a large plastic bag going over your strobes can do it.  So far the bags that my outerwear comes in have been the best ones for this as they are HUGE and of course, clear.  I have heard that a turkey basting bag works very well and is a bit easier to come by, as just about any grocery store is going to carry these.  All that being said, I love shooting with the snow falling.  There’s so many things you can do with depth of field and all the different lighting options, it can add a bit of extra dimension to the shot.  As with most times I go out to shoot at night, we finished this night up about midnight and the very long day finally came to a close.

I know this was an ad somewhere, I just don’t know where.  If anyone has seen it anywhere, please let me know!

Quick Pic 14 – There’s no place like home – The Cove / Three Tree Point – Normandy Park, WA

25Oct11

Freeskier Magazine issues 14.1, 14.2

29Sep11

Checking in from Montana

01Sep11

I’m up here in Whitefish, Montana for my friend Jena’s wedding and it finally gave me some time to get over into Glacier National Park.  As everyone’s told me, this place is amazing.  I could spend the next 10 years on the trails and I’d still have so many new places to go.  I don’t shoot a ton of scenics, but hiking around with the midget on my back (camera pack) I kinda have to.  This photo of a wildflower meadow with Reynolds Mountain in the background from the Hidden Lake trail at Logan Pass was taken the day before my D3 went for a swim.  RIP D3.

1st cover of the season rolls through! Byron Wells – New Zealand Ski and Snow

23Jun11

One of the added benefits of shooting with Byron Wells is since he’s from New Zealand and their ski magazines come out in June I get to see my photos in print a lot earlier than waiting 6 months for the photos to run in the ski magazines up in the Northern Hemisphere.  This year is no different except Byron’s a bit more prominent in the magazine this time!  Apparently the cover has some pretty good detail treatment with a bunch of foil print on the text so I’m pretty excited to see it in person.  This is a shot from 2010 in Park City in this little backcountry urban zone as I like to call it that crews have been milking for the past few seasons.  The old mining buildings in this zone make for some pretty unique shooting opportunities.  This shot has was actually a horizontal shot and was cropped quite a bit to fit the vertical cover.  Just about every time I’ve shot urban with Byron, it’s something he hasn’t tried before, but we always end up getting shots.  He’s one hard working kid that wants to get shots.  Glad Byron finally has a cover shot down there.  Check out the original below.

Keep it fresh! – Air Freshener photos?

10Jun11

I get a lot of photo requests for some uses that are far from normal but this is definitely a new one.  I sold a few shots to Line Skis last season with a one-year unlimited license.  It’s when you have those licenses out on your photos is where you see some different types of usages.  Different, but pretty cool.  I’ve never had a photo on an air freshener!  This shot of Will Wesson was taken last winter with Level 1 Productions in my backyard of Salt Lake City, Utah.  It’s in the most played urban skiing location, probably in the world.  I somehow manage to get a shot every year from the Rail Gardens (Olympus Hills Park) due mainly to skiers getting creative and looking for a new spin on the same structures in the park.

 

Do you have a photo on an air freshener?  You should!




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