St George Photo workshop

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UTAH BIKE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Steve Lloyd Photography
October 25-27, 2013

Utah’s acclaimed action sports photographer, Steve Lloyd, announces his first annual St. George, Utah Bike Photography Workshop.

This outdoor workshop conducted by Steve will help you create solid biking photos. steven lloyd photography – Salt Lake City – Photographer | Facebook

All skill levels are invited to attend. A camera, basic knowledge of digital cameras and a mountain bike are required. Athletes will be provided for the photo sessions. Arrange for your own lodging and food.

Sponsored by Clik Elite | Adventure Camera Backpacks, Photo Bags, and SLR Cases

More about Steve:

website: Steve Lloyd Photo

Workshop Itinerary:

Friday, October 25th.

Arrive promptly at 3:00 PM at The Clik Elite Bldg. in St George

3884 S. River Rd Bldg B St George, Utah

Sunset Shoot

                        Introductory Instruction

                        Sunset shoot

                        Image review/ critique session with projector and screen (time permitting).

Saturday, October 26th.

 Sunrise Shoot

  Breakfast

 Mid- to Late-Morning: Meet and go over photos from shooting sessions, composition and lighting discussion

Lunch and Break

 Sunset  shoot

 Meet back at Clik Elite for Image review/critique session with projector and screen

Sunday, October 27th.

 Sunrise Shoot

Clik Elite for instruction & critique

Sunset shoot (optional for those who want to stay late)

Details and What to Bring:

Mountain Bike:

There could be unpredictable changes in weather. As photographers, it is crucial to be prepared with the right apparel and equipment. We will shoot rain or shine during this workshop, and ask you to have the necessary gear that will allow you to shoot in any of the adverse weather conditions that may occur.

Shooting locations are dependent on the weather. Be prepared with the appropriate clothing and gear and understand that there will be moderate to difficult biking for short periods of time depending on the location.

Food:

Meals will be optional as a group or on your own. Due to our early starts in the morning, we recommend stocking up on breakfast foods like fruit, cheese, and energy bars that can be eaten in the car or on the trail. Our sunrise shoots don’t really allow much time for breakfast if it’s not on the go! Additionally, we recommend stocking up on snacks such as beef jerky, trail mix, nuts, cheese, energy bars, water, etc.

Recommended Clothing:

•            Appropriate bike clothing

•            Insulating layers (fleece, synthetic insulation, wool)

•            Insulated coat/jacket (preferably with a waterproof finish

•            Waterproof Rain Jacket

•            Bike gloves

•            Hat

•            Headlamp (mandatory)

•            Water bottle (mandatory)

•            Sturdy photo backpack (mandatory)

Recommended Camera Equipment:

•            Digital SLR (mandatory), can also bring film if desired

•            Wide angle lens (ex. 17-40mm)

•            Telephoto lens (ex. 70-200mm)

•            Additional lenses

•            At least 8-12 GB in memory cards

•            Laptop for image storage and review

•            Portable media device for image storage and review

•            Extra batteries

•            Clik Elite Packs will be available for purchase at a discounted rate

Purchase the weekend shoot: $500.00

Lodging, food and transportation NOT ncluded. To reserve your place, contact Steve 801-541-0360, email http://www.steve@stevelloydphoto.com

Payment must be made in full. Cancellation fee is $50.

Salt lake Shootout 2011

Well, This last week was filled with some amazing moments, long hours, and Three great athletes and a very dedicated assistant. Kevin Brower, Jake Lawlor, Eric Balkin and my assistant Jim harris gave all that we had and got some amazing shots.

 

 

Powder cover September 2010

 

Well folks this is a big one for me. When I first started in photography I was drawn to shooting skiing because of my love for the outdoors and my passion for skiing. I didn’t know much about photography or business, but I had a dream  and wanted to work hard to get there. I had a goal to get the cover of Powder Magazine as do most ski photographers and knew that If I was persistent that it would eventually happen. I have landed many covers in the last few years, but none have been as rewarding to see as this one. Walking into the super market and buying my own copy was awesome. I wanted to tell the lady at the cash register that that was my photo on the cover, but I didn’t think she would really get it.

This cover represents many things that  are key in my photographic career. What is that you might ask?  Well, First Powder is number one. Always has been and always will be. Getting the cover was the first goal I set with my very first ski photo and feels amazing to complete. Two, working hard, being creative and always looking for new angles to shoot will get you shots that people want. This shot was taken in late march on a high pressure day when most the snow was baked and there was not much going on. I had seen this rock while skiing by a few days before and thought that focusing on a skier and the castle and not so much the snow would make an interesting shot. The sun had just popped up over the castle and having someone that could jib off the rock would be a lot more interesting than a strait air. Many photos have been published at Alta and it is not the easiest to come up with new angles, but if you spend a little time looking around those angles are there. Third is persistence. I have sent countless photos to Powder Magazine over the last 5 years and you never know what might capture the eye of the editor. Playing a numbers game and improving your skills can ultimately land you a cover.

Many thanks to everyone who have  shot with me over the years and who have helped me become a better photographer.

Haro Eric Porter add

Last summer I had found a slab of rock that made for a perfect wall ride. It took quite a bit of work to remove a few tons of rock from the landing, but after a few days of work and some sore hands we  had it ready. We Did multiple shoots throughout the summer. Towards the fall I asked Pro Mountain biker Eric Porter to come out and session it. Lucky for me Haro had just made him his own pro model bike. They were looking for a photo for an add and this was just the right spot. It had snowed a little the night before, but nothing that a few of us couldn’t clear in a few minutes. This is an angle that I had tried to shoot before and had never nailed it. I had been shooting with Pocketwizards new Mini and TTl system and had not worked all the kinks out, but with a few adjustments we got everything firing right and as the sun started to set it turned to magic. The rock is near vertical and it is quite the commitment to go all the way up. Props to Eric who came with his game face and Killed it when he probably should have been home with his pregnant wife who was due at any time.

Bike magazine cover June 2010

There is nothing more rewarding in photography than to see your photo get published, (except maybe getting paid for it.) I can still remember the excitement of the first photo I ever had published. It was a small 1/4 page picture In Couloir Magazine. It was a skiing photo of a trip my friends and I did to Mt. Timpanogos well before I knew how to ski or take photos. But somehow I had made a submission and it was published. I had no Idea, but one of my friends called me on the phone and said ” Dude, you have a picture in Couloir”. I was so excited! I scrambled to find a copy of it. I went to every store I could think of to try and find a copy, but no one had one. Only subscription holders had received them. Finally I got my hands on one and I felt like I was on top of the world , if only for a moment. Years later and after hundreds of photos published I still get that feeling every now and then. Today I had that feeling that I felt that first day. I am fortunate enough to have landed the cover of Bike Magazine’s cover for June 2010. Bike Magazine is one of the most recognized bike mags in the world and I feel honored to have my photo representing their magazine. Special thanks to Jon Huntsman for lending me his talent and hitting Hollywood 20 times for this shot.

Jon Huntsman, I street.

JT Holmes backfip

One of my all time favorite shots is this one of JT Holmes. I had gone out with Julian carr, Drew Stoeckline and JT to shoot this air. I had already taken photos of Julian and Drew and they had both been taken vertical. I didn’t want my third shot to look the same. This cliff Drop was about 160 feet and I really didn’t want to cut off the bottom of the cliff or landing and i was having a hard time convincing myself to shoot this horizontally. I didn’t think it would look as good, but I went for it anyway. To my astonishment this shot came out amazing. Who knew,but I liked this angle the best out of all the angles I had shot that cliff from. This was a great lesson to me. Shooting both vertical and horizontal can change the way the photo looks dramatically. Take the time to try and shoot both views and see how it can change your shot.

JT Holmes, Alta, UT

Backcountry Magazine Cover

Well I just went to look in my mailbox and to my surprise I have the cover of the Last issue of Backcountry magazine. This is my Second Cover with Backcountry  in the last two y ears. Special props to Jeff Campbell for getting this shot. This was taken Last year on a crappy day, but we figured that we could get some cool shots in the Heart of Darkness. We Did our first Rap to find that there was no snow to ski on even in the middle of the chute. Lucky for us someone that had done it a few days before us had left a nut placed in for a second rapell. When we finally got to the snow the light was just coming into the chute and made perfect light for shooting. Special thanks to Mammut for providing us we a sweet rope and Harnesses to get the job done. Even though this was such a crappy snow day, it was on of the most exciting days of shooting last year.

Jeff Cambell, Heart of Darkness

Telemark Skier Cover

I dropped by Wasatch Touring yesterday to have my boots worked on and while I was walking by the magazine rack I saw this. When I first got into ski photography I didn’t really know anyone and didn’t have any athletes to shoot. I had Meet a amazing skier named Jason West that was interested in shooting with me and so our journey began. Jason has photographed with me since the start of my photographic career and knows me better than anyone. He and I have toured many mountain ranges all over the world, Seen many sunrises on top of the wasatch and he saved my life in an avalanche. He  has become one of my best friends and I can’t think of any telemark skier  that deserves a cover more than he dose. You would never know that jason steps up to the plate like he dose when it comes to hucking cliffs. while He is humble and one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, he will send it bigger than anyone. We have had many photos published through the years and we always tease each other that we are slacking because he hasn’t got a cover yet. Well, We have reached our goal and I look forward to many more days of shooting with you Jason. Congratulations!

Jason west, silverfork

Powder Magazine 2009 photo annual

I just picked up a copy of Powder Magazines 2009 photo annual. I was blown away by some of the photography in there. I think it is one of the best photo annuals ever put together by Powder. I have always wanted to be apart of Powders photo annual ever since I started taking ski photo and although I have had many photos run in powder I have never had photos in the annual. Well this is one goal that I am so proud to accomplish. This year I have two full pages in Powders photo annual and Couldn’t be more happy. Both shots are ones I worked really hard on and planned through the year. The photo of Shaun Raskin has to be one of the most creative shots I have done. I had done that shot before in the day, but when I thought about doing it with flashes, well I knew it would be difficult. Timing the shot as she skied by was hard and the cold conditions of that morning made all the flashes and pocket wizards not want to fire every time. But for her one shot everything came together and It was perfect. The other shot with Forrest Coots and myself was just plain fun. I have rappelled of that cliff many times to shoot different angles. One time while shooting a test shot I took a photo of myself. Later while editing I looked at the shot and thought it would be fun to have me and the skier in the frame at the same time. Thanks to my sponsor Mammut, I was able to get a a good anchor set up and secure myself with harness and rope to be right on the edge of the cliff. The skiers were actually hucking off the cliff about 10 to 15 feet above my head. It was hard to keep my eyes open for the shot because so much snow was falling into my eyes. Besides the cold of just sitting on the edge of the cliff for hours it was one of the most exciteing photos I have ever taken.  I really have to thank some of my sponsors for helping me with these shots. Mike and Dean at Mammut and David at Pocket Wizard. I couldn’t have done these shots with out your help. Thanks!

shaun Rasking Killing it at 4:30 in the am.

Shaun Raskin Alta, Ut

Forrest sending it and me Loving every minute of this photo shoot.

forrest coots and steve LLoyd Brighton Ut.

Skiing Photo Annual2009

It is every photographers dream to be a part of the photo annual. Where the best photographs from the year are placed in front of readers eye and the collective talent of  multiple  photographers  amaze even the most seasoned pro. I just picked up a copy of Skiing magazine’s 2009 photo annual and was stoked to see three of my photos used. One of my most difficult shots to capture  was the blue Icefall shot of Brayden Brassey. This photo was a idea that spawned from a shot I did in Chile last summer while shooting in a train tunnel filled with Ice Columbus. I started planning this shot when I left Chile, but did not know where I would find a ice fall that we could do it off of. I knew of a few formations in salt lake, but to get to them would be very difficult. I knew about the one at Alta, but it only forms cretin years. One day before Devils Castle opened for the season I skied by the base of this formation and to my amazement it was there. Not only  was it there, but formed better that I had ever seen it in years past. Now the difficult part, lighting! I knew that I could light it from behind, but the problem was with lighting the skier without washing out the cold blue color of the ice. With the flash setup I was using you could only get one pop of the flash per huck. Not only that, but I had to time it perfectly to get him in the right spot in the air. To top it off the takeoff was almost impossible for the skiers to leave without catching their skis on tree branches. With the help of some brave athletes ( Jason west, Jeff campbell, Kevin Brower, Forrest coots, and Brayden Bassey) we got it done. Thanks guys for hucking even thought you didn’t get a published shot.

Make sure to vote for my icefall shot to be shot of the year

http://www.skinet.com/skiing/image/2009/11/brayden-brassey-at-alta-utah-by-steve-lloyd

 

Brayden Brassey, Alta Ut

Jason west sending it big at Brighton.

jason west Brighton Ut

Jesse Hall barley making it into the frame.

 

jesse hall Alta Ut