iPad

I finally now have an iPad. A few of the things that I am excited about are: Wireless tether to camera via eye-fi. Offline editing of online content. Digital portfolio.

This is the first post that I am writing and publishing from the iPad and I have to say that the whole process is pretty cool. The only thing that I don't like so far, it that the dynamic spelling is a little aggressive.

I am using the blogpress app to create posts offline and save them to the wordpress dashboard. This is something that I was really excited about this because I often write from places without wifi and 3G is painfully slow to me.

Hopefully this will mean that the blog gets updated more frequently.

I have been crazy busy lately with only two weeks left until graduation, but I have been working on a few different DIY tutorial articles and videos. Hopefully the first one will be up by this weekend.

- Posted from my iPad

Welcome to WordPress!

Welcome to WordPress. I did o.k. with Blogger, but we all come to a point in our lives were we need a change, and I am now stepping up to a big kid site. If you follow my work then you might be interested to know that my new portfolio site is almost up and running at www.josephhorvath.com and this blog now resides at www.josephhorvath.com/blog. All of the content that was previously posted will remain at www.joehorvath.blogspot.com for at least a long while.

Friday

Just to post an update:

I've taken a little bit of a break from shooting the last few weeks in order to focus on school and to catch my breath before making a final push here for the last few (reliable) weeks of the season.

This weekend a few guys are coming down to La Crosse to shoot some street stuff that I've been looking at for a few years now. Then, next week, we are heading up to Bessemer MI for a few days of shooting.

The season is winding down, but there is still a few boxes left to check before we wrap it up for the year.
 

Limited Edition Poster #7 - Sarah Bergman

Limited Edition Poster #7 features O2 Team Rider Sarah Bergman! I have been fortunate to be working with a bunch of super talented guys from O2 this year. Unfortunately there have been a few riders that I hardly ever see do to work/school conflicts and Sarah is one of those people. She is one a few really talented ladies from the area that can keep up with the boys and we're lucky to have her. This show came from the third session at this location. The first time we came away with a relatively good shot. Session two was a complete bust. I knew that there was a shot somewhere at this place, so we came back for a third week to try and get it done. Right after we got set up the police rolled up, I  kind of explained what we were doing and they were on their way. Got half a dozen tries at this before this banger. Sarahs riding speaks for it self.
I truly love to shoot this kind of stuff, in fact, it is the reason that I picked up a camera in the first place. The reality is that I spend most of my time shooting other (non-snowboarding) things. Don't get me wrong, any time I have a camera in my hand I am more than happy, but sometimes I do wish that I could spend all my time on stuff like this. Almost all of the work that I do with snowboarding and skiing is funded out of my own pocket and I only occasionally see a financial return on it. Often I use my ability (notice, I did not say talent) with a camera to benefit up-and-comers like Sarah and to promote the Midwest Shred Community. By purchasing one of these prints you can help me help the Community even more, I am not out to get rich, almost all of the proceeds from these prints will go directly to cover the expenses that come from shooting this stuff. The more exposure our local riders get, the stronger our scene will become; and that benefits anyone who enjoys our sports, no matter who they are. The best part is that you get a sweet piece of "art" (sorta) to put on your wall, and the satisfaction of supporting you local scene as well.

Thanks

-Joe-

_____'s Park: Version 3.0

We've been trying to make something happen here for a while now. We were here back in December when Ryan broke his tailbone. Then during the early February we came back again. That time we were beaten to the punch by another crew... of sledders. This time it was a little bit of a different vibe, our crew consisted of Will Drescher, Sarah Bergman, O2 team manager Nick Rainer, Mikey Altobelli, myself and Sarah's boyfriend Travis, who is one of my favorite people of all time.

The first setup was this little fence gap. We skipped this one in the past, but after failing to come away with anything last time, this seemed like a good bet. Right after we got a little wedge build and the inrun packed, a police car rolled in to the parking lot. Sarah doesn't get the shoot with us often and I believe the exact words out of her mouth were "You've got to be kidding me".  The cops were cool and gave us the thumbs up to keep riding.

I should also mention that this was the first time that Sarah ever used the bungee. Pretty impressive and both she and Will got makes on the gap.

Of course, it's not all rainbows and unicorns. Both of them slammed on the fence as well.

Across the parking lot, was this setup.  We shot this last last weekend with no luck.

On this occasion, Nick strapped it on to get the shot. You can't tell here but he slammed hard a few times before nailing this banger.

Limited Edition Poster #6 - Chad Engle

Limited Edition Poster #6 features Teamlab skier Chad Engle. This image was shot last week in Appleton. This was actually the first time I shot with Chad but we both grew up riding at The Nord and have known each other a long time. This was sort of a difficult shot because it was a tow in with a really short runway and a really flat concrete landing.  I few guys "got" shots this night but Chad really laid it down. Look for more to come.
I truly love to shoot this kind of stuff, in fact, it is the reason that I picked up a camera in the first place. The reality is that I spend most of my time shooting other (non-snowboarding) things. Don't get me wrong, any time I have a camera in my hand I am more than happy, but sometimes I do wish that I could spend all my time on stuff like this. Almost all of the work that I do with snowboarding and skiing is funded out of my own pocket and I only occasionally see a financial return on it. Often I use my ability (notice, I did not say talent) with a camera to benefit up-and-comers like Sarah and to promote the Midwest Shred Community. By purchasing one of these prints you can help me help the Community even more, I am not out to get rich, almost all of the proceeds from these prints will go directly to cover the expenses that come from shooting this stuff. The more exposure our local riders get, the stronger our scene will become; and that benefits anyone who enjoys our sports, no matter who they are. The best part is that you get a sweet piece of "art" (sorta) to put on your wall, and the satisfaction of supporting you local scene as well.

Thanks

-Joe-

Weekend Update

Here are a few photos from Friday night, two spots in a few hours. The cops even showed up at one point, wondering what in the hell we were doing with snowboards in the middle of the city. Also to remind us that if we took that car / tow rope combo onto public property, we'd be breaking the law. Thanks guys.

Friday set a real nice tone for the rest of the weekend. Nevermind, the rest of the weekend was a bust.

 



Big Dates

Two big anniversaries this past week

#1 Its been 2 years that I have had this blog
#2 It's been 1 year since I did my first HD video project.

Just a year ago, HD was out of reach for most casual applications, now it's everywhere.

My how the times have changed.

-Joe-

Limited Edition Poster #5 - Scott McCune

Limited Edition Poster #5 Features Nordic Mountain Park Manager Scott McCune. You could say that Scott has had a sort of quite year due to a knee injury, but I think this shot proves the kind of riding that he is capable of. In addition to being the featured rider here, he also designed and built the feature he is riding. I had previously shot this jump from a similar angle with Travis Truesdale, but Scott ended up rebuilding the the table a little bigger so, of course we shot it again.
I truly love to shoot this kind of stuff, in fact, it is the reason that I picked up a camera in the first place. The reality is that I spend most of my time shooting other (non-snowboarding) things. Don't get me wrong, any time I have a camera in my hand I am more than happy, but sometimes I do wish that I could spend all my time on stuff like this. Almost all of the work that I do with snowboarding and skiing is funded out of my own pocket and I only occasionally see a financial return on it. Often I use my ability (notice, I did not say talent) with a camera to benefit up-and-comers like Scott and to promote the Midwest Shred Community. By purchasing one of these prints you can help me help the Community even more, I am not out to get rich, almost all of the proceeds from these prints will go directly to cover the expenses that come from shooting this stuff. The more exposure our local riders get, the stronger our scene will become; and that benefits anyone who enjoys our sports, no matter who they are. The best part is that you get a sweet piece of "art" (sorta) to put on your wall, and the satisfaction of supporting you local scene as well.

Thanks