Last week I went up Little Cottonwood Canyon with my friend Shandi and my assistant Stephen to get some new splitboarding and backcountry images for my portfolio. The weather started out pretty socked in with clouds, snow with really bad visibility. We hung out at Snowbird for a bit to see if it would break and it finally did about an hour later. We started hiking up and things kept improving. I wanted to get a few hiking shots and a nice editorial style portrait of her. I also wanted to test out the new HSS (High Speed Sync) feature of the Profoto B1 Airs. We got a few solid hiking shots then found a good spot for a portrait. It was great conditions for testing the capabilities of the light in harsh conditions. I ended up shooting some of the portrait shots syncing at 3200/sec at f/2 and it worked great! It was crazy. In the past that was never possible but with the new HSS feature on B1’s we can shoot at any shutter speed which is incredible. Sorry for the camera tech but it really is kind of a game changer for the photo world. Then to top it all off there was an epic sunset right when we finished. Good day in the mountains. Here are a few of my favorite shots.
A couple of months ago I was asked to shoot a few editorial portraits of professional snowboarder and Olympic athlete Louie Vito for Inked Magazine. I was super stoked at the opportunity to work together. The idea was to get a few nice and natural looking images of Louie in my studio and then at his house. I’ve watched Louie a ton of times on TV and was pretty nervous to shoot him because I wanted to make sure we got some solid images. As soon as I meet him though that went away. He was really great to work with and a total professional. That’s what is really nice about shooting people that get photographed a lot is that they are very comfortable in front of the camera. We had a great time and I’m really happy with the images we got of him. Check um out! Thanks to Louie Vito, Inked mag. and Cory Steffen. Also thanks to Wonderful Machine for helping clients like this find me. If you want to see and read the article online you can here.
Here are a few others from the shoot.