There are a ton of images in the pipeline right now. Each of these shoots deserves a full post, but for now we have a string of Dailies highlights. Here is a photo of my friend Izzy and his ZX6R.
This is Scott McCune. Probably one of my best friends, we grew up together snowboarding at a tiny resort in central Wisconsin. I photographed him in 2010.
I photographed my good friend and Wisconsin snowboard OG Sarah Lynch last week. Sarah and I have worked together at various local resorts and she was one of the original The Teamlab team members. We generally run in the same circles. Sarah rips on both a snowboard and wake board and is generally "one of the guys". Perhaps that sounds a little sexist, but there is a big difference between the type of women who snowboards to be a snowboarder and the type who snowboards because of a true love of the sport. I think that is an important distinction to make, credit where credit is due. I generally omit any words with Dailies posts, but it is not obvious the contest for these images so I broke my own rule here. I photographed Sarah indoors using Norman 500 series lighting gear, Nikon cameras and lenses, and modifiers from Creative Light. I guess the gear spec is not that important, it's the same stuff that I use every day.
More to come. - J.H.
I really love what I get to do for work. I mean I REALLY love it. Over the last few years I have been able to shoot and design an amazing variety of things, just take a look back at the past few years of posts on this site. Out of all the shoots that I have done the ones that I like the most are ones with friends.
This is my friend Matt Hedrick. I am not that old, but we have been friends long enough that I can't recall exactly when we met. Matt is also an up and coming photographer in his own right, and I was stoked when he asked me to shoot these portraits for him.
On this particular day, we spent a good deal of time ducking in and out of the car due to the weather. You can see in the images above that the ground is wet, it seams like we didn't get more than 10 minutes at a stretch. Both of these images were taken with a Tokina 16-28mm wide angle zoom. This is not exactly what you would think of as a good portrait lens, but it does offer an interesting perspective and a dramatic looking background.
The ambient light was actually like f/8 at iso 100 here, and that was dropped another stop or so to get the look seen here. The key light is an Alien Bee AB800 in a 3x4' softbox boomed above and to the right of the camera.
More to come. -J.H.