Month: July 2009

Portable Storage – LaCie Rugged drives

I just picked up another LaCie Rugged drive for an upcoming trip to New Zealand so I thought I’d take a second to post about them. The Rugged line of drives from LaCie are designed with the traveling photographer in mind and are encased in a protective rubber shell. I have been using a 120gb Rugged for about 2 years now and it has been faultless so far. If you take a look at the larger version of the photo on the left you will even see a sizable dent in the case on the top but still it...

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Summer happenings

Bit of an odds and ends posting this one. I’ve been shooting a few things up on Blackcomb glacier in the last week or so. The progression of skiing over the last year is pretty impressive. It seems everyone has a new variation on a double cork or double flip these days. Paul Bergeron (photo on the left) is looking particularly impressive. I also shot a quick video of Peter Olenicks new double which seems to be a kind of misty 5 to switch backflip. Crazy stuff. Pete Olenicks new dub from Dan Carr on Vimeo. A few nights ago I went up to Camp of Champions for a sunset shoot with the 4frnt crew. CR Johnson, Matt Sterbenz and Finn Anderson were on hand along with local skiers Mack Jones and Carl Fortin. As with this shoot last year , we were blessed with perfect conditions and a beautiful sunset. The photo on the left shows the collection of Elinchom Rangers set up by myself and a couple of other photogs. In the last couple of shoots I have been experimenting with some different pocketwizard setups to try and increase the usable range. What I have learnt is that moving the PW away from the light stand and flash head can make a noticeable difference. A Manfrotto magic arm with camera plate and a cold shoe provide a...

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