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50 Year old Olympic Hopeful Jacki Munzel

Last month I got an assignment to photograph 50 year old Olympic hopeful Jacki Munzel for a new AARP feature called life re-imagined.  It is about people that reinvent themselves after getting older. Jacki Munzel is the perfect example. I was asked to get various shots of her warming up, skating and a couple of portraits.

Jacki is a New York native and grew up figure skating. She loved being on the ice but got pulled into other things during life and never perused her passion of skating. Then during the last Olympic games she was talking to her daughter about how she always regretted not using her talent. She felt God had given her a talent and she didn’t us it. Right then speed skating came on the TV. “Her daughter said to her pointing at the screen, why don’t you do that”. She said in that moment she knew that’s what she wanted to do and shortly after that started training. The thing that is really incredible is that she now competes with people half her age and is just as good as they are. I had the opportunity to photograph her while she was training here in Salt Lake City at the Olympic Oval the week before time trials. She didn’t end up making the team but she came real close. She is an inspiration to me and one of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with. Here are some of my favorite shots.

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Night Time Lapse Test

Last night I decided to test out shooting a night time lapse. I hiked up into the foothills above Salt Lake City and for about and hour and half did a time lapse test. It actually turned out pretty rad and I’m exited to go out again and do really nice long version of this over a few hours. It takes a long time to shoot at night because you can only get 1-2 shots in each min, so its kind of tedious.  Here is little teaser that I shot last night. I shot this with the a fixed 24mm on my D4 over an hour or so. There will be more to come! Stay tuned!

New Trail Running Shot

Yesterday morning my assistant and I got up at 4 am to go shoot a new trail running photo for my portfolio. I had already scouted out the location last week that I thought we be sweet. We arrived at the location with my friend David that was going to be our runner for this shot at 5:30 a.m. hiked to where we needed to, with a ladder I might add. Set up so we were perfectly situated when the sun hit, which I was anticipating being at just after 6:00 a.m. We got a little messed up however because there were some clouds blocking the great morning sun I wanted so I changed our shot. I turned around and shot into the clouds and still had a great scene to work with. You just never know how things are going to come together. I knew before hand that I could shoot either direction at this location and it would be good. Good thing because that is exactly what needed to happen. Check it out! Thanks to David and Blake for their help!

Trai Running on the Back side of Mt. Timpanogas

Skullcandy Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to shoot photos of DJ Irie for Skullcandy. He was in Park City for the 4 year anniversary of Hary’Os. He is sponsored by Skullcandy so they asked me to go and shoot a few lifestyle shots of him that they could use for the upcoming catalog and other promotional material. The shoot went really well and I’m pretty stoked on a couple of the shots that I got. Dj Irie was really cool to work with and a super nice guy. He is an amazing dj, super good beats. The only bad thing was I got a speeding ticket on the way up, such a bummer. Oh well, what do you do. Here are a few of the shots!