Here it is! My newest and latest album from the Poles & Spurs Skijoring event from this past weekend in Crowsnest Pass, AB. I promised everyone that I was going to redeem myself from my misfortunes at the Skijordue 2018 event a couple weeks ago and I feel that I most definitely have.
Thank you to Sacha Anderson and the Poles & Spurs Group for giving me this wonderful opportunity, it was an amazing experience. Such talented riders and skiiers in this event who all make it look so easy!
Thank you to Paula Johnson for being such a great assistant throughout the afternoon and even setting up a few shots for me! As crazy busy and fast paced as an event like this is, it always helps with the extra set of eyes because afterall I can only be in one location at a time. I can't wait until I find a permanent assistant because it takes a huge load off my shoulders without having to constantly watch my gear allowing me to just focus on shooting.
As for my friends who already know this about me in the fact that I generally do not take a lot of photos - I did not take a lot of photos at this event, but what I do take, I make it count!
Because the track was set up in an oval shape, at certain points throughout the event, I foreshadowed glimpses of what kind of photos I will be capturing when I begin photographing horse races later this year for Horse Racing Alberta.
This is just the second time ever that I have photographed Skijoring and I have to say that it is a very unique event to shoot. There are challenges that you work through when photographing Skijoring that I find unique to this type of event. You have the horse and rider but you also have the ski aspect of it and remembering that if you want to really sell this up and coming sport, then you have to capture both core elements of this event.
The very first time that I photographed Skijoring of any sort was about 6 weeks ago, shooting a practice run with Chelsea Brown, Dusty Wigemyr and their group out in DeWinton, AB. This was also the very first time that I have ever seen or heard of this kind of event. Before this day I knew absolutely nothing about Skijoring but after a couple hours in the practice run, I was confident in my ability and felt I was capable of shooting this type of event on a big stage.
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