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Wrangle the Shoot is an annual photography competition in Golden BC hosted by Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Photographers start shooting at noon and have to shoot, edit, print, and present five images by 7pm. Another twist; instead of heading out and shooting with riders you have control over you’re hopping around the hill predicting, reacting, and sniping skiers competing in Wrangle the Chute

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-Same shot as above, cropped so you can better see Logan sending it.-

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As a ski photographer this format is quite difficult for capturing images, its like taking a seasoned jockey and putting him on a horse he’s never ridden, and then telling him he has to race. Every other day ‘in the office’ I get to carefully orchestrate every image, coordinating with the rider giving him or her specific details about how they should ski a specific feature. In regular shooting a rider skiing accuracy by a foot or two off the agreed line is crucial to the success of a shot. But this weekend riders could be dropping, turning, jumping and falling on a zone 3 ridges wide and several hundred feet tall.

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These images won me ‘Best Photographer Overall’ in Wrangle the Shoot 2011

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