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Archive for January, 2012
When I first started photographing product images back in 1997, I worked for an advertising agency and had the luxury of an expansive studio with a high ceiling, and a large 8 foot camera stand. One of my biggest jobs was photographing Simms Fishing products and clothing. My predecessor photographed the garments flat on the ground so I took over the tradition. The large format camera (film in those days) was perched high above the ground on a camera stand and the camera was angled parallel to the ground. A ladder was needed to view and photograph the garment below. Stylizing the garment at ground level took a toll on the back because it required bent knees and bending over a large area. Additionally, the constant ladder climbing became somewhat dangerous after hours and days of shooting.
It’s a pretty slow start to winter here in Utah this year, so I figured maybe I can tease ol’ Mother Nature into submission with some love from last year. I spend a great deal of time shooting skiing in the winter, and it’s about a whole lot more than shredding pow and high fives (though that definitely makes up a decent chunk of it!). There’s a great deal of work that goes into every image, on both the part of the photographer and the athlete. It requires vision, communcation and an understanding of the end product from both parties. Read on for a little insight into the making of this image of Carston Oliver at Alta, UT.
After an amazing guiding season on the Flathead River System in Montana my goal was to fly back to Georgia to spend half of the Fall and half of the Winter teaching myself to fish for Redfish with a fly rod. Once I arrived home I realized how daunting this task would actually be. It also turned out that my boat was in the shop for some fiberglass repairs. After tracking down the only two fly fishing guides in Savannah that I knew I was able to convince them to teach me there ways.
A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to start knocking off running to the summit of each of what is known as the six-pack of peaks in Southern California. They are: Mt. Wilson at 5,712, Cucamonga Peak at 8,859, Mt. Baldy at 10,068, San Bernardino Peak at 10,649, San Jacinto Peak at 10,834, and San Gorgonio at 11,503.