Filed under: Action Photography, Action Sports, Adventure, Adventure Journal Prints, Landscapes, Outdoor Photography, Photo Prints, Salomon, Uncategorized | Tags: camelbak, High action sports, Lighting, magazine, Outdoor Photography, Outdoors, Photographers, Photography, Run, running, Salomon, Scott Markewitz, trail, trailrunner
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After an incredible trip to Alaska, I came home and a few days later was on the move again. Friday I was shooting for Salomon at Snowbird, Saturday and Sunday shooting at Breckenridge, for Vail Resorts, on Monday shooting for Mountain Hardwear in Marin County, and on Tuesday and Wednesday back in Colorado shooting for Powder Magazine in Boulder and Aspen. It was a whirlwind trip with late night flights and a lot of driving, but really productive and a lot of fun.
Filed under: Action Photography, Action Sports, Adventure, Adventure Photography, Italy, Landscapes, Local Scene, Outdoor Photography, Photography, Salomon, Skiing, Skiing Photography, Sports Photography, Uncategorized | Tags: action sports, Adventure Journal Prints, adventure photography, Courmayeur, Europe, gopro, Italy, markewitz, Mountain, mountain bike photography, Outdoor Photography, Outdoors, Photographers, Photography, powder, scott, Scott Markewitz, ski, Ski Photography, Skiing, Skiing Photographer, SMP
Europe has had an incredible winter this year, so when I got the call for a Salomon shoot in Italy, I was more than excited to fly over and see if for myself. The weather was perfect and the mountains were plastered with snow as we drove into Courmayeur, and it looked like we were in for a great week ahead.
But, weather is weather, and after starting out with a perfect blue sky day shooting at nearby La Thuile, we woke the next morning to heavy clouds and thick fog hanging low on the mountains. Shooting was useless, so we did what most Italians do when they go skiing – we took a few runs and spent most of the afternoon having lunch on the mountain, at the incredible Maison Vielle.
The forecast looked nasty the rest of the week, so rather than hoping for blue skies, we went in search of fresh powder. We jumped in the car and drove for 2 ½ hours to a tiny resort with an old, slow double chairlift and a poma where we were treated to 2600 vertical ft of perfectly spaced trees and 6 inches of creamy powder – and only 2 other skiers on the mountain to share it with. Here’s a link to Claire Abbe’s GoPro video from our day at “Il Segreto”:
The weather never cleared, but we made the most of it and came home with some excellent shots and fond memories of a really fun trip with a great group of people, incredible food and an amazing day of Jedi tree slalom that none of us will ever forget. Il Segreto is calling us all back!
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Check out this link to a story written about the 4th Annual Photo Workshop at Snowbird! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it possible, I had a great time.
Filed under: Adventure, France, Landscapes, Outdoor Photography, Salomon | Tags: Chamonix, Landscape Photography, Salomon, Wildlife Photography
I had an amazing shoot in Chamonix last week with Salomon and a great crew. Every time I go there, it blows me away. It’s hard to miss a shot when you have such spectacular scenery and trails to work with. Here are a few behind the scenes shots to give you a taste.
Not having any shortage of landscapes to work with only means more amazing shots to come.. Meanwhile check out the gallery below and let me know which shot is your favorite.
Until next time,
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SMP X Italy Trip 2012
I had heard stories and seen photos of the incredible winter that was happening in Europe this year, so when I got the call from Salomon to fly over for a shoot in Italy last month, I was more than excited. When we got there, winter had shut off and spring had taken over the Alps. It was warm and sunny, the snow was melting fast, and the forecast projected even warmer temps for the next several days.
Riding up the lifts the first day looking at nearly brown south facing slopes, I wondered how we were going to be able to pull off this shoot and make it look like winter. But, we were surprised to find cold, dry snow on the north faces and large swaths of powder sitting untouched almost a week after the last storm.
Italians ski like they drive, fast and seemingly on the edge of control. Setting up a shot on a groomer was a scary proposition with people flying by way too close for comfort, but as soon as we skied off-piste it was as if we had the mountains to ourselves. It was an amazing contrast, and one of the things I love about skiing in Europe. There are so many areas where the vast majority of skiers stay on the groomed runs, leaving great off-piste powder skiing for days after a storm.
I love skiing and shooting in Europe. No matter what the conditions, there is nowhere else where food, culture, and history are as much a part of the experience as the skiing itself. We had an incredible week with great food, fun times and a really productive shoot. Thanks to Salomon for bringing me over and thanks to the great crew of skiers – Amie Engerbretson, Tyler Ferris, Anne-Sophie Bron, & Julien Henry.
Until next time, Cheers!