Pro Photo – Extreme Sports Images

If you haven’t check it out yet I’ve been featured in the latest Pro Photo magazine (the magazine for imaging professionals).  That’s right I’m now famous and if you’d like my autograph or a photo with me…

Anyway the feature is the front page and two full page spreads in the middle of the mag showing off my extreme sport images; how to work in an extreme environment and a few tips from the temple (me).

Yep that’s me, in the photo with the white helmet and black/red jumpsuit.  Ten of us excited the Caravan for Wade (Wadedricks) 1000 jump, not a bad feat for a skydiver. Also thanks to BJ Adams for this brilliant photo.

Here are the other two double page spreads, I’ve listed the images below.

Silhouette of a professional bull rider at the Mount Garnet Rodeo.  For this shot I had to hide underneath the standing where they prepare the bull, right next to his big arse hooves.

NIKON D200 10.5 mm f/2.8 10.5 mm Aperture priority 1/1000 f/5.6, ISO 320

Skydivers flocking together – Crazy skydivers exit the plane over Toogoolawah, Brisbane on a tracking dive to flock in formation.  I was last out and less than a meter from these guys feet.

NIKON D70 10.5 mm f/2.8 10.5 mm Shutter priority 1/800 f/7.1 ISO 320

I happened to be covering the Suncorp North Queensland Games, a massive event that’s held every two years in; as you guessed it – it’s in Nth QLD. This time in Mackay I covered 37 events of all sports in three days.

The skate boarders were getting a little air, so I decided to get down low to create space between the bowl and rider.  The face on his shirt makes this shot; without it we’d need him to face the camera.

NIKON D2H 17-55mm f/2.8 22 mm Aperture priority 1/2500 f/2.8‚ ISO 200

Yep that’s me, in the photo with the white helmet and black/red jumpsuit.  Ten of us exited the Caravan for Wade (Wadedricks) 1000 jump, not a bad feat for a skydiver.  Also thanks to BJ Adams for this brilliant photo.

Pond Swooping with style.  Ready (Jeff Lahey) swoops in on his 90 foot elliptical canopy during the First Australian Nationals in Canopy Piloting.  He achieved this speed by flying his parachute straight towards the ground then pulls out into a swoop.  He nearly made the edge of the pond.

NIKON D100 17-55mm f/2.8 25mm Shutter priority 1/500 f/9.5 ISO 400

It’s always great to see my photographs published in international media.  If you would like to read the rest of the article Pro Photo magazine is located in most newsagents.  Don’t forget to comment!