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Behind the Scenes from P-Town Cross

Shooting the P-Town Cross race was a great experiment for me. I wanted to see what I could capture over the course of one hour. I was pretty pleased with the results. I thought I would give you a little insight into how I was able to get all the footage.

To accomplish all this I loaded up my Clik Elite Contrejour with the following gear:

My strategy was pretty simple: cover the first 20 minutes with aerial footage, then break out the DSLR and slider for the rest of the race. I think it's really amazing that I can carry everything for aerial coverage, a DSLR, four lenses, a meter long slider, and a tripod. It wasn't even that bad to carry. This is why I love lightweight equipment. It helps me carry an amazing kit and I can even hike in to more remote locations with everything I need.

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Behind the Shot: Stormy Mountain Biking

24mm 1/1000 f/4 ISO 800

When I headed out for this shoot I knew it would either be incredible conditions or terrible, rainy conditions, but in times like that you have to head out because there is a chance you will come back with amazing shots. It started to rain on us on the way up to our shoot location and I got worried that we would have to bag the shoot. Luckily it stopped raining and we were able to shoot for a while before the downpour started up.

To get the really moody storm clouds I underexposed the background by a few stops. In order to light the rider I used an off camera flash across the trail from where I was shooting. I really love my lithium powered flash. It is more powerful than the TTL flash I used to use and it still has high speed sync.

Using an off camera flash in situations like this can produce some amazing results with great detail in storm clouds.

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Tour of Utah Stages 4 & 5

The Tour of Utah has been fantastic to watch. The downtown circuit race was awesome. I spent the first two laps on the corner of South Temple and State Street right at the apex of the corner. The riders came flying into the corner and I finally had to jump out of the way and I wasn't in the street, they were just leaning in as much as possible. The rest of the race was really exciting. Here are a few shots from the stage. 

 

For stage 5 I headed up to slopes of Guardsman Pass and it was great seeing the race unfold.  Here are shots from stage 5:

 

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Tour of Utah Stage 3

Today I headed down to Payson to shoot the finish of stage 3 of the Tour of Utah. If you are in Utah this week go watch the race, it is really incredible seeing these guys. 

 

Greg Van Avermaet of Team BMC leads the chase pack into the finish. 

These guys are really giving it their all at the Tour of Utah

A MTN Qhubeka rider leads another group to the finish

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Ironman 70.3 US Championship

I was down in St. George over the weekend shooting the Ironman 70.3 US Championship. The course was beautiful and brutal. Despite the very challenging course there were still some very fast times.

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