His story continues to inspire us all. Read more here.
Check out the Lovely and talented Christy Chaloux’s Photography and her new revamped website.
As a Nikon shooter myself I am not as up to date with the canon equipment as i should be. However this new body is one that shooters, both Nikon and canon will appreciate. The action sports photo world will never be the same with this baby on the market! This new body is an action shooter’s dream, with features like 12/14 fps shooting and built in Ethernet cable!!!
Wanna know some Specs? You will once you see this list!
- Full Frame
- Dual DIGIC 5+
- ISO 100-51200 Native
- iso 102,400 and 204,800 available with H1/H2 iso expansion
- 100,000 Pixel RGB Metering Sensor
- EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis)
- 61 Point AF
- DUAL CF Cards slots
- 21 f/5.6 Cross Type Sensors
- 20 f/4 Cross Type Sensors
- 5 f/2.8 Cross Type Senors
- EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Auto Focus)
- 12 Frames Per Second
- 14 Frames Per Second JPG Only
- 400,000 Shot Rated Sensor
- Ethernet Connection
- March Availability, $6,800.00
- Dual vibrating dust removers
- MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- 1920×1080 30p/25p/24p
- 1280×720 60p/50p
- 640×480 30p/25p
- SMTPE Timecode !!!
I am no gear nerd but i must say YES PLEASE! For more info and pretty pictures click the photo above to check out Dan Carrs Intensive post.
Was a success! This could have been the best session I have had the opportunity to be a part of. Thank you to all the campers, staff and photographers that came together to make it happen. A slide show of the campers work coming soon. And a special thanks to Josh Letchworth for all these behind the scenes photos!
With all this snow Mt. Hood has been getting, we’ve all been in snowboard heaven. Anyone noticed a flashy purple bus with “feed me!” written on it cruising around? If you haven’t figured it out, thats the one and only Grease Bus, Portland’s best way up to the mountain. Our friends over at Nike Snowboarding and Salomon Snowboards have been sponsoring these guys since 2001, and we’re pretty stoked on it. Running on bio-diesel, the bus offers skiers and snowboarders roundtrip service from the city to the slopes for only $10! Not only that, the bus is fully equipped with magazines, Clif Bars, and a flat screen TV to get you amped for the day. Next time you’re heading to hood, skip the lonely drive by yourself and hop on the grease bus with a few buddies instead! Head over to the grease bus site to see schedules and events.
Scott Serfas, you have officially impressed me. Last May, Serfas and his photo crew headed up to Bear Mountain to create a snowboard photo like no one has seen before. The concept was to get a split view of the surroundings in the Bear Mountain enevironment- the above ground action of snowboarder Lauri Heiskari, and the below water scenery of swiming trout. Seeing as there was no current quarter pipe/lake scenario on the mountain, Serfas decided to build a pond on the deck of the ramp, and give 20 fish a nice little vacation from their lake. Even with all this planning, it is amazing this worked as well as it did, right down to the confused trout staring directly into Serfas’ lens for the cover shot. Check out this behind-the-scenes vid and see the final shot.
(via Transworld Snowboarding)
How Many Dreams in the Dark? My life on the road with the legends of snowboarding. by chris brunkhart
That’s quite the lengthy title but it suits the length and depth of his career. The other day i received word that Chris Brunkhart has made his goal of raising 5,000 dollars to publish his book.
“I have been photographing for over 25 years. Starting my career at a newspaper in Chicago and eventually found my home in Portland. Around 1991 I got involved in snowboarding in its infancy. Becoming a senior photographer for Snowboarder and Transworld magazines, I shot with Craig Kelly, Jamie Lynn Terje Haakonsen and Matt Donahue and host of others from all around the world.
I have seen 6 continents, finding the beauty not only in the mountains but in the people I’ve met, the cities I’ve visited and the culture I’ve encountered. I helped found The Movement Snowboards and Frequency magazine. In 1996 I published “The Creedle Chronicles” with Volcom, and 3 years later released the cult snowboard movie, “The Walrus Dreams.” Currently working on my book, “How Many Dreams In the Dark?” to be released this fall, and continuing to shoot near my home in Sandpoint, Idaho.”
The book is going to print in 3 weeks so keep an eye out and get yourself a piece of snowboard history. In the meantime check out Transworld Snowboarding’s interview with him.
Think Thank you Mertzy for the video!
This year PocketWizard teamed up with the camp and StudioNemo to hold the first ever PocketWizard/High Cascades Photo Competition where students submitted their best shot from the weeks photo sessions. The top two images won a pair of PocketWizards.
Jon Herre’s image of a rider on a backlit rail
and Kevin Heitczman’s fill light hand plant top the prizes this year.
Stack Footy is a new snowboard video produced by Think Thank productions dropping in Sept 08. I was fortunate enough to work with this crew for the past few seasons, they have helped me out tremendously. They have been by far the best crew to work with, creativity and fun are the name of the their game, and it shows. Here is just a compilation of fun times with Think Thank, enjoy! Stack that footy!
There is a lot that goes into getting ready for a day of filming/shooting snowboarding in the back country. Wake up at dawn, gas/oil up the snowmobile, drive x amount of hours, unload, start up the sled and get up that hill. While it is very convenient rooping around on a sled to get the shot, being out is such beautiful scenery choking on the two stroke engine exhaust can take away from the experience. So what is a snowboard film crew to do? Well if your involved with Leeward Cinema you gather a group of riders, pack your provisions ,strap snowshoes/split-boards on your feet, hike out, and camp out in the snow for a few days documenting all shredding/ shenanigans along the way. No engine exhaust, no gasoline, no digging out a flipped over sled, (shudder) just hiking out, and taking time to really appreciate the whole experience. They have a laundry list of amazing riders to boot. The teaser is rad as well, I think the beetlejuice theme really tops it off. Good show guys/gals,can’t wait to see the final cut!
Click here to watch the teaser (click on “video” on the left hand side of the page)