Carly Rae Jepsen Photoshoot in Vancouver

2011 Carly Rae Jepsen shoot

Almost everyone is now familiar with Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen and her hit song “Call Me Maybe”, however it was only a year and half ago that she was relatively unknown outside of Canada. I had a chance to shoot with the upcoming artist in April of 2011, and we created what I think are some beautiful images. It’s an opportunity that may never happen again now that she’s a full blown superstar, but here’s to hoping. Check out some of the images from our shoot:   Most images were shot with natural light, those that weren’t were lit…

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2012 Fox Racing Catalog Shoot

Even though I’d like to publish Behind the Scenes posts and details of photoshoots more frequently, a lot of the time it just isn’t possible. Take last years shoot for the 2012 Fox Racing Catalog as an example. It was shot about 11 months ago, but the catalog and the photos have only been published in the last month or so. Just before we’re getting ready to shoot stuff for next years catalog… Bend, OR This shoot, or shoots as they actually were, took place last April in Oregon and California, before and during the Sea Otter Classic. The before…

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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…

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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…

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…

Custom Cables for High Speed Sync

I’ve been making my own custom camera cables for a while now, not that I don’t still buy some, but there are a few I want that don’t exist yet. When I was shooting with my high speed flash sync system I used to hold the camera in one hand and use the other hand to press the test button on the pocket wizard to shoot. Pretty awkward if you try it. So I made a trigger cable for the pocket wizard, if any of you have seen me shooting this year it’s the coiled gray cord going from my…

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NW Cup and Pro GRT in Port Angeles

Last weekend I was in Port Angeles, Washington for the Northwest Cup and the first of the Pro GRT Downhill races. With the volcano in Iceland spewing ash into the air above Europe a lot of flights had been cancelled and many of the DH athletes that had been in California for the Sea Otter Classic decided to head to PA while waiting for a flight back to Europe to continue the World Cup circuit. I was shooting for the Trek World Racing team who had planned to attend all along, but the added competition definitely made the event more…

Event: Red Bull Crashed Ice
Location: Quebec, Quebec
Athlete: Gabriel Andre and Martin Niefnecker

Crashed Ice 2010

The Red Bull Crashed Ice event this year was a little bit different than last year. If you read my post about last years event you might remember that it was -37 Celsius with the windchill and cameras just didn’t want to work. This year it was around +15 Celsius during the day, and maybe a little below freezing at night. Way better conditions for photography, maybe not so great for making ice. The Gestev crew did an incredible job in spite of the warm temps though, and this years track was the best ever. More steep sections, better corners,…

Dustin Gilding, 360

Random photos from 2009 #1

A few months or so ago I happened into a shoot in Vancouver for Don Hampton’s new film “Here we go again” The shoot was with Justin Wyper, Sam Dueck and Dustin Gilding at Dustin’s trails in Abbotsford, and was mostly a dirt jump shoot. Nothing wrong with that, especially with Wyper in the house, and I was really pleasantly surprised by the riding skills of Sam and Dustin. The 360 shot of Dustin requires a little more explanation. There’s nothing special about my 2 light setup, I had an Alien Bee 1600 in the back acting as a rim…

Nikon Festival Contest “A Day Through My Lens”

Update – I didn’t make the cut to 50 and Nikon has pulled all the other videos offline, including mine. Rather than upload the contest video to vimeo or you tube I’m going to completely finish the video and then upload it. You’ll see a link to it here when it’s done. – IH Nikon USA is running a video contest alongside the launch of the D5000, a new consumer level DSLR from Nikon that shoots video. I don’t have much experience shooting video myself, but I’ve been around the filming and production side for enough years that I thought…