Month: March 2009

70-200 f4 L IS – Initial thoghts

Those of you who follow this blog will remember that a couple of weeks ago I sold my beloved 70-200 2.8 L IS lens. The lens that has shot the majority of my ski photos for the last few years. I replaced it with it’s smaller and lighter brother the 70-200 f4 L IS. Having spent a couple of weeks using it now I thought I would confirm my initial suspicions. I LOVE this lens. As I sold my old lens I have no way of doing any direct comparisons but if that’s what you want to see then...

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Back to my roots

Well as some of you know, I am originally from the UK. For a country that doesn’t really have any skiing of it’s own, there is a large and talented ski scene there and several great magazines. I often shoot stories for a magazine called Fall Line and this month I have an article about summer skiing in there with the added bonus of the cover photo too of rising UK star James...

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Out with the old and in with the……..smaller and lighter.

I think over the last 3 years, about 75% of the photos i have shot have been with the Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS. So today I sold it. Wait….what!??! Yep, it’s gone. You see I was thinking about it, when do I ever shoot that thing at 2.8? I’m always outside and 2.8 is quite a narrow DOF to hit a moving target with when you are not using auto focus (I don’t like using AF). The few times i did use it at wide’ish apertures where for portrait type stuff and then that was mostly at between...

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The snow finally comes to whistler.

Well those of us living up in BC have been waiting patiently for this all winter. The snow has now been falling for a few days and today was probably the deepest day I have ever seen when i headed up with the Poorboyz crew with Charley Ager and Brandon Kelly as they shoot for their new movie Every Day Is a Saturday. It made it almost impossible to make any headway with out sleds and even the tree skiing we shot was tough as the depth of the snow made it hard for the guys to keep momentum going! It’s due to snow for the rest of the week too, looks like we will have a spring ski season after all….. Charley Ager enters the whiteroom: Charley and Brandon Kelly doubling up to the lines on the...

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Finalist: Pro Photographer Showdown

I’m pleased to announce that I have been chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Pro Photographer Showdown, hosted by Olympus!  I’ll be presenting a 9 minute slideshow of my work to a judging panel that consists of many of the top names in the action sport photography world!  This has always been an event that I enjoyed attending, I can’t quite believe its going to be me on stage in front of thousands of people now!...

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