A Reminder About Aerial Photography Tips!

There’s nothing quite like flying over incredible landscapes! I recently went for a flight over Whistler with Sea to Sky Air to get some photos and footage for a new project. I was processing some photos today and it reminded me of a hugely in-depth tutorial that I wrote about this topic a while back when I flew over the same area. You can find the giant aerial photography tutorial on Shutter Muse. Just a couple of months ago I also wrote a quick not here on my blog about the best lenses for aerial photography. If you can make …

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Behind the Shot: New Year’s Eve in Whistler

Happy New Year folks! In this BTS post I’m going to be talking about a nightscape photo of the Whistler, BC, that was taken right as the clocks ticked over into 2018. Equipment Used for this Shot Canon 5D Mark IV Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L II Really Right Stuff TVC-24L with BH-55 ballhead Lexar Professional 128GB CF Cards Adobe Lightroom CC Having just returned from a two-week vacation over the holiday period the day before, I decided to get right back to work on December 31st. Mountains of fresh snow had just fallen in the valleys around my home town …

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Behind The Shot: Cirque Lake Lookout

I took this photo of my dog on an overnight camping trip to Cirque Lake near Whistler, British Columbia. I thought I’d include it in the Behind The Shot series because it gives me an opportunity to discuss backpacking with photography gear, specifically when you’re also carrying a tent, sleeping bag and other overnight kit. Equipment Used for This Shot To access this camping spot above Cirque Lake requires a kayak to cross nearby Callaghan Lake, and then a hard scramble up a boulder field into the alpine. There are occasional ropes along the trail in the woods, so that gives

World cup bobsled in my home town

I don’t often get to post photos of what I’m currently shooting because much of it has to stay under wraps until the clients have used them in the magazines or adverts. This weekend though I have my photojournalism hat on in my home town of Whistler, BC. The bobsled and skeleton world cup is here for the first round of the winter season at the Whistler Sliding Center that hosted the event for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here is a photo from lasts nights 2-man bobsled event. Canada 1 bob piloted by Lyndon Rush grabbed joint second place in

New print available – Tree Skier

I have a new limited edition print available so I thought I would post up some shots of one already printed up and framed.  This is a photo of Austin Ross skiing across a fallen tree in Whistler, BC.

This example is printed at 24″ x 16″ on archival photo rag and then sprayed with an archival spray on top to keep it looking perfect for a very very long time!  The printing is done by a company who I consider to be the best professional printers in Vancouver.  I can ship anywhere and shipping is charged at cost.  If you have a specific image of mine that you would like to have framed then this can also be arranged.  Christmas is on it’s way and a nice framed print is always a great gift !  Click through for more pricing information and print options.

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Ski photo slideshow for 2010 Olympics in Whistler

Before the 2010 Olympics kicked off in my home town of Whistler, BC, I was commissioned by the local arts council to produce a slideshow of some of my skiing images. The slideshow was played on TVs and giant screens around the Olympics during the breaks between events. Check it out below and click through to Vimeo if you want to watch it in HD. Whistler Core Shots Olympic slideshow from Dan Carr on Vimeo.

Image Displays in Whistler During the Winter Olympics

I’m pleased to announce that my photography will be displayed around Whistler throughout the Winter Olympics.  The Arts Council of Whistler has secured several screen locations to feature local artist’s work on a rotation.

Anatomy of a jib shoot.

A couple of days ago we took some time off sledding here in Whistler with the PBP crew to shoot a jib setup that I had found before the season started. The setup was a double bomb drop, one drop followed immediately by another one into some trees. I thought i’d take a bit of time to go over my thought processes when i’m shooting something like this. Unfortunately I can’t show you the final shot from the shoot but you’ll see it soon enough…. One of the first things you want to remember with this stuff is to try

I’m back – but where have I been……?

The lack of updates over the last few weeks might lead you to believe that I have been off adventuring round the world chasing snow storms….not quite. It’s been a strange winter here in British Columbia. The snow didn’t really come in November and December leaving the mountains still looking like mountain bike resorts. A lot of my plans went down the plughole and I was left twiddling my thumbs for a few weeks. Then on December 26th Vancouver received nearly 60cm of snow (though nearby Whistler got only a couple of inches). With more snow than Vancouver had ever

DEEP WINTER photo challenge

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of receiving an invite to take part in this winter’s DEEP WINTER photo challenge, presented by Arcteryx in my home town of Whistler in British Columbia. Myself and three other professional snow photographers will battle the elements and storms of the West coast for three days in January to put together a slide show of images to display to a crowd of 2000 people at the Chateau in Whistler. For the last couple of years, this competition has been blessed with deep powder and stormy days. With a bit of luck

CR Johnson – Spyder advert

This shot is on the back cover of the December Issue of Freeskier. It was shot in April on Blackcomb mountain in Whistler, BC during a shoot with Matchstick Productions. To read the full story about the shoot you can read my article on Newschoolers.com here and as always, click the photo to view it larger. The conditions for this shoot had been tough all week. Unseasonably cold weather left the jump too hard to hit for a few days and it came right down to the last possible day before the MSP crew had to leave town. Even then