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Loveland Pass is a location I’ve always kept in mind for a trailrunning shoot. Last fall, I headed back up to the pass with a model/friend and busted out a bunch of great running shots. By changing clothes, changing trails, and shooting both natural and artificial light, we were able to get several different looks out of 2 hours of shooting! My clients were psyched and two images have finally resurfaced in print.

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A few months ago, Running Times contacted me to shoot Adriana Pirtea for the cover of their Green Issue. The concept was to capture Adriana’s powerful stride and the natural beauty of Horsetooth Reservoir, Co (her local training ground). I was in Chile at the time and the shoot was scheduled for the day I was to return to Colorado. We handled all the preproduction via email and had everything lined up for my arrival. Adriana was the runner up in the Chicago Marathon in 2007 and has logged marathon times as fast as 2:28! She lives and trains in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Despite running a 30k training run the day before the shoot, Adriana’s energy and enthusiasm made for an awesome shoot! Check out the cover bellow, currently on newsstands! Adriana is currently in Chicago for the Chicago Marathon. Good luck Adriana!!!

UPDATE: Adriana finished 12th at the 08 Chicago Marathon last week!

As the year approaches its end, its time to start shopping for a new wall calendar for 2009. Whether its a gift you request for the holidays, something you buy yourself, or a gift for a friend, the Rock and Ice 2009 Wall Calendar is a great choice. Of course I’m a fan because my photo of Joe Kinder climbing Surf Safari 5.13d at Mickey’s Beach, Ca is featured on the cover! Check it out…

I’ve just started shooting panoramas and I think I’m addicted! Its a really cool technique, which Photoshop really simplifies. By shooting about 15 to 20 frames of a scene, you can then stitch these all together into a super high res file with a unique perspective. Its a look you can’t get with any lens and really captures the power of a grand landscape! I’ll be shooting a few panos everywhere I go for now on, starting a collection! Check out two from Portillo, Chile. The low res images just don’t do them justice…

Keeping with the times, a few mags that I work with have launched Wallpaper sections on their webpage. All the trends seem to be pointing to digital media as future of publishing. Runners World and Urban Climber Magazine have used my images as downloadable desktops. Check them out! If you’d like to download the full desktop, click the links above.

Spyder needed to shoot some photos of their 2008 product late in th season. With almost all of the Colorado resorts closed for the season, we were limited to Arapahoe Basin and the backcountry. On day one, we decided to shoot at Loveland Pass. We lapped it several times throughout the day, getting some great action shots in a nice mountain setting.

We chose to shoot at A-basin on day two. There were still about 10 kids outfits to shoot, so this was a great set for the kids to play. Some of them were too young to ski, so we parked the shoot on the little kiddie hill. This turned out to be a great day with a great group of kids. I’d like to thank my assistant Andy, Brady, Grant, Kathy, Jeremy, and all the awesome kids that made these two days of shooting a huge success!

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