It’s been a winter of good weather and bad weather, of course, that opinion depends on who you are and what you have planned for the day, none-the-less winter has been dry and warm but our team shooters have been busy.
This post we are going to bring you up to speed on one of our shootersLukas Riedl, and his latest success with “Click on the Mountain”
Located in the Italian side of Mt Blanc, Courmayeur has been running “click on the mountain” for the past 9 years. A rider invited filming and photo competition, a team of 3 riders, 1 filmer and 1 photographer have a week to put together an adventure film ticking all the boxes of certain categories and battle off for a tasty prize of 5000 euro’s, not to mention getting heli time and accessing some outstanding terrain.
It’s normal to leave the punchline until the end but I’ll get straight to it to announce this year's winner… our very own Vallerret team shooterLUKAS RIEDL!!!! “Aghhh…. aghhh…. wwwhoooww..” and the crowd goes wild.
With a winning concept and stellar riding, we can’t give all the credit to Lukas but he does deserve a lot of it. As the single videographer and editor, he created a hell of a submission.
They battled crazy conditions with a 150cm dumping on the first day, with rain and extremely dangerous wet avalanches on the next. Not being able to access the backcountry due to heavy avalanche dangers, Lukas and the crew had to get creative. With a concept of “24 hours on the mountain”, waking up in a tent on top of the mountain, to cracking beers around a fire in the evening and dropping cliffs all day long not possible due to the dangerous conditions, it was back to the drawing board.
The teams had 4 days to film and capture their shots and one day to edit before a public viewing of the submissions and an afterparty. Continuously having to change ideas in order to adjust to the topsy-turvy winter conditions, with the heli days canceled and their ability to make a snowboard film that would stand out from being the usual riding edit was enough to almost push Lukas and his team to going home early. With a last ditch effort and one sunny day the “Djudes” fired it up and pulled it all together. With a concept of “how much can you shred in one day” instead of the 24-hour concept they claimed the “Click on the Mountain” victory and blew the €5000 on champagne andnew photography gear.
It’s a question we get all the time: What is the best glove for my winter holiday? Whether you’re headed to the Arctic or Japan, we know how crucial it is to have the right gear dialed in before you hop on that plane. There’s nothing worse than investing in gear that doesn’t work for you. Finding a glove that works best for everyone can be tricky but we’ve learned some tips over the years to help you get the right glove for your winter holiday.
This Black Friday we are once again donating all profits from sales to The Norwegian Society for Conservation to help preserve one of the most iconic and recognizable photography locations on the planet: Lofoten. Visiting Lofoten is a dream for most photographers but this pristine location is at constant threat and the NSC is working to keep Lofoten wild. Read more to see how you can help.
It’s that time of the year. The fireplaces are roaring, the snow is falling and everyone is scrambling to find the perfect gift for their loved ones this year. As fellow photographers ourselves, we know how hard buying for a photographer can be. If you’re left confused by the technical jargon and tech specs of products you don’t understand then you’re in luck. Read on for our gift recommendations.