Design and Photography

Marmot Basin 2017/18 Season

I have been snowboarding for well over 15 years, but before this season I have never taken a proper camera on the mountain. Of all the sports I’ve photographed, I’d have to say skiing and snowboarding is one of the most difficult, because there are so many more aspects that factor in. Especially when it’s not just the athlete you’re trying to capture, but also the resort and the spectacular scenery. The changing light, the amount of snow they’re kicking up, the technique, heck even the type of goggles all come in to play. Oh and did I mention you’re usually standing on a steep slope in temperatures that sometimes drop below -20°C?

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada