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Red Bull Illume Finals

Wow, I’m absolutely honored and amazed to have made the top 250 at this years Red Bull Illume photo contest. Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to the world of action and adventure sports. Its purpose is to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet as art and bring the public into the world of action sports. The Image Quest 2013 is the 3rd edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. From tens of thousands of entries, 25 images in each of ten categories were selected by international judges…

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Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival in Up! Magazine

I’ve been going to Jamaica for the past few years for the annual Fat Tyre Festival. It’s one of my favorite trips, and every year I manage to come up with some sort of story to pay for the trip and convince them to invite me back for yet another year. Last year Andrew Findlay came along to write a story for West Jet’s inflight magazine Up!, and the story is finally out. Just in time for this years Fat Tyre Festival which is happening again next month. Last years trip was a great adventure with some good friends, including…

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Pocket Wizard Hypersync Gymnastics

January 3, 2011 The last photoshoot of 2010 is over and done, it’s a wrap! Back in December of 2010 while I was teaching my action photography class at Van Arts I had the pleasure of working with a couple of gymnast girls at the Phoenix Gym in Vancouver. Or I should say my students did, I was too busy running around helping them with lights and timing and angles and all that teacher stuff that I do. Which is not really what I wanted to be doing… So to make up for it I called the girls up again…

Blurb Book Sale!

Just in time for Christmas Blurb has announced a $10 off sale on all orders over $29.95 placed before December 31st. That means that if you want to buy one of my books it’s now $10 cheaper… Just use the promo codes below when you check out. Codes are based on location and currency (the promo code must match currency used) USD $ coupon: CHEER GBP £ coupon: CHEER1 EUR € coupon: CHEER2 CAD $ coupon: CHEER3 AUD $ coupon: CHEER4 Two Wheels One Love the Jamaica Fat Tyre Festival 2007-2010 by Ian Hylands | Ian Hylands Portfolio 2010 by…

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VanArts Figure Skating Shoot

December 12, 2010 One of the things that I like most about teaching the Action and Sports Photography class at VanArts is that I get a chance to shoot new things. Take this past class as an example; while we normally shoot dance and parkour outdoors, (both of which I enjoy) the weather and circumstances made that impossible this time. So my great staff at VanArts managed to round up 3 figure skaters and book us some ice time for the last day’s shoot. Figure Skating. Not something that I ever would have thought of, but something that I was…

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VanArts Action Photography DP8 Class

December 11, 2010 I just finished teaching my Action and Sports Photography class at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts, and I thought this was probably a good time to talk a little about it. While the class I teach is called Action and Sports Photography we shoot a lot of things like dance and karate that you might not immediately associate with action and sports. I’ve had more than a few students initially ask why we’re not shooting skateboarding and biking in every class, and there are a number of reasons why I do it this way. The most…

2010 Portfolio Book

I’ve just released my 2010 Portfolio as a book on Blurb.com The book highlights select images from some of the shoots I did in 2010 including some gritty courier images from a shoot for Tiramizoo, Red Bull Crashed Ice and Air Race, Trek World Racing team camp, and lots of other mountain bike imagery. It’s 80 pages and you can preview some of the book below. If you’re interested in hiring me and would like to receive a high quality pdf of the portfolio please contact me. I’m not sure if it’s something that I’ll make much money selling, but…

Dirt Magazine Cover

I just got a copy of the October issue (#104) of Dirt Magazine with my photo of Tracy Moseley on the cover! This is only my 3rd Dirt cover, and the other 2 were back in the day, 2003 to be exact. Pretty excited about it, and also the fact that it’s a shot of Tracey Moseley from World Champs at Mt Saint Anne this year, an event that had more than a few top notch photographers in attendance. To finish an event like World Champs with a photo on the cover of the worlds biggest mtb race magazine is…

Jill Kintner Autograph Cards

A short while ago my friend Jill Kintner contacted me about using a photo for her autograph cards. I always try to help the athletes that I work with so I gave her permission to use this one, what do you think? I like it… a little back story Jill and I have had an interesting working relationship this year, she described it as awkward, and the majority of the photos I shot of her this year look a little bit awkward. Perhaps because we didn’t ever actually shoot together, I was simply shooting at races and getting her as…

Punta San Carlos story in MBUK

Back in November of 2009 I went on a little trip to Punta San Carlos in Baja Mexico. It’s a wonderful place and my friend Kevin Trejo runs a nice little camp there on the beach. You can check out his website here.  I’ll probably be offering a few photography clinics there in the next year, I know you’ll love it! MBUK Magazine in the UK (yes that’s the UK part) just ran a story I wrote with some photos from our trip, here are some quick shots of it. I’ll post a few more of the photos in the…