Behind the Shot: Snowy Skiing Fisheye

This is a bit of an older photo, but I posted it on Instagram recently and it got a great response so I thought I’d talk about it in the BTS series because it uses a fisheye lens which is definitely one of the more unique types of lens. Equipment Used For This Shot Canon 8-15 f/4 L Fisheye Canon 1D Mark IV Fisheye Lenses A fisheye is typically a lens that has a field of view in the region of 180 degrees. In full frame 35mm terms this would be a 15mm lens, but note that this is not …

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Reader Question: Filters for Ski Photography?

I had a great question come in over email a couple of days ago, and I realized that it’s one I’ve answered a few times in the past.  Clearly this is something that some of you have on your mind, so I thought I would share here for future reference. The question came in from Oliver Harrison as follows: Hi Dan! Big fan here! Going on a ski trip soon with a 7D Mark II, just wondering if sticking with the usual UV filter is ok or if there’s another filter out there you would recommend to help with the …

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Guest Post on B&H Photo’s Blog

Hey guys, I’ve got a guest post over on the B&H Photo blog today which goes into detail on how I created this image of the skier.  It was a cool setup using Pocketwizards, hypersync and Einstein flash. Check it out HERE!

My 2013 Calendar Is Available

You might have seen this image in the previous post about the Norwegian ski magazine cover but being one of my favorite images from last year I also made it the cover of my 2013 Freeskiing calendar. The calendar features images shot in Canada, Europe, Alaska & Japan with some of the worlds best known professional freeskiing athletes. Athletes Featuring Sammy Carlson, Dane Tudor, Leigh Powis, James Woods, Jossi Wells and more…… Calendar Specifics: Size: A3 (297mm x 420mm). Format: Portrait (ring bound w/ wire hanger at top). Paper: 210 GSM. Printing: Full bleed single side edge to edge digital …

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In Print – Fri Flyt In Norway

Sometimes I like to show some of my work in use and today I’ve got a cover from Norway to share. Fri Flyt is an action sports magazine that runs year round in Norway and other parts of Europe. Even though I don’t understand what it says I enjoy looking at this mag every month because they always choose great images. I’m therefore thrilled to have one of my images on the cover this month. The image was shot in British Columbia, Canada. I used a Canon 1D Mk4 and a 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS.

My 2013 Freeski Calendar Now Available

My 2013 calendar is now available for shipping via Open/Shut Calendars .  This calendar features some of my favorite images and locations from the last couple of years traveling the world shooting with the world’s best freeskiing athletes.  Readers in the UK will also be able to pick one up at any Snow & Rock store around the country but for all other readers Open/Shut will ship one to you.  Pricing on the website is available in GB ponds, Euros, US Dollars and Canadian Dollars though they will ship to further locations. This is a beautifully printed A3 calendar with …

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In Print – Fri Flyt

I just got this in the mail a coupe of days ago from Norway, featured in Fri Flyt magazine. You can see the printed version (courtesy of a slightly bad iPhone photo) and the original version as well. I shot this with a Canon 1D MK4 and a 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS and then composited all the frames together in Photoshop. A sequence of Sammy Carlson hitting a backcountry jump during a Poorboyz Productions filming session at Seagrams,Whistler British Columbia,Canada. February 24, 2011. Photo: Dan Carr (Dan Carr/Photo: Dan Carr)

Behind the Shot: Backcountry Big Air

  This image was taken on the Pemberton Ice Cap near Whistler in British Columbia, Canada.  We accessed the location by snowmobiling out there and it took about an hour to get up here from the car park on the side of the highway.  Every year the snowpack forms a slightly different shape and this was the first time we had seen it for a perfect spot to build a jump in this area.  Dane Tudor is the skier and we were filming for a skiing movie produced by Poorboyz productions.  Dane’s trajectory will actually take him to landing down …

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Behind the Shot: Nine Queens , Winning Image From Austria

  Award Winner – Best Action Image I was invited to Austria to take part in a freeskiing photo competition at the Nine Queens event. Four photographers were chosen to attend and we spent the week shooting the skiing action as sunrise, sunset and night time. At the end of our time there, we submitted our photos and various prizes were handed out. This image won the main award for Best Action Image.  The skier in the shot is American Olympian, Keri Herman. There’s quite a lot going on here so let’s break it down into different sections: Shot Design and …

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DVD Cover – Poorboyz REVOLVER

Poorboyz Productions just dropped the trailer for their new movie REVOLVER. Along with the trailer they also released the DVD box art and I’m happy to say that the main image on the front of the box is one of my shots from my trip to Alaska this past spring time. The skier is Tim Durtchi and the photo was taken near Haines while we were up there with the awesome crew from Alaska Heliskiing. Tim skied a few turns down the face in the background and then launched a huge rodeo 720 off the wind-lip deep down into that …

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