Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Ski and Snowboard Photoshoot - St Moritz, Switzerland

A selection from a day of shooting in St Moritz with pro snowboarder Jamie Barrow and ski instructor Maike Widmer, who were modelling for Delazify and photographer Graham Hughes (read Graham's blog on the shoot with more photos here):

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Full video - World Snowboard Speed Record Towed by a Vehicle

Here's the full video that I filmed and edited of Jamie Barrow breaking the world snowboard speed record for being towed by a vehicle - he went 111 km/h, breaking the previous record of 98 kmph.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Full Video - World Snowboard Speed Record with Electric Jet Engines

Here's the full video I filmed and edited of Jamie Barrow setting the world snowboard speed record on St Moritz frozen lake with electric jet engines.

The jet engines were designed and built by Adam Contoret from Dreamscience Propulsion.

Thanks to the Daily Planet for letting me use a couple of their clips.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Top Five iPad eMagazines You Have To Download

Last year I designed and produced an iPad eMagazine for Mike Ross Africa Travel, called The Safari Review.  I was already aware of and actively reading a number of iPad magazines but during the concept stage, I must have downloaded over 100 different magazines looking for inspiration and ideas.

In doing this research I discovered that was there was only really a handful of decent eMagazines out there. By this I mean they were interactive, well designed and had interesting content. All the rest seemed to be either poorly designed, hard to navigate or just static pages with barely eligible text.

Here are my top five:

The RedBulletin - made by the guys at RedBull Media house, this is the first really well made eMag I came across. Fully interactive and packed with videos and photos, each article has its own unique design with content ranging from sports, athletes, music and even city guides.

Wired - The least you would expect from this great tech magazine, Wired really put a lot of effort into their eMag. They lead the way in terms of interactivity, adding something different to each issue that hasn't been done before.

Adidas Outdoor - Surprisingly good iPad magazine by the Outdoor branch of the popular sports company Adidas. Although it seems to lean more towards climbing than other outdoor sports, the magazine is very well put together and has some stunning photography.

Audi - Like their cars, this magazine by Audi is sleek and modern, giving you an insight into the company's latest news and products.

Ski and Snowboard (The Telegraph) - The Telegraph have got the content spot on in their eMag, with entertaining articles, resort guides and gear reviews. They've also added a good amount of interactivity and media.

Saturday, 1 February 2014

How to be a Sports & Lifestyle Photographer - Interview with Graham Hughes

Whilst videoing Jamie Barrow's snowboard speed record attempts out in St Moritz this January, I was lucky enough to meet sports photographer Graham Hughes who was there doing a photo shoot for Delazify. He's not only a really nice and funny guy but he's also more than happy to share his knowledge of all things photography related.

Graham is a well established professional photographer and has been shooting editorially for The Times since 2006. He regularly shoots at large sporting events such as the FIFA World Cup Finals, UEFA Champions League Finals, Formula One, Winter and Summer Olympics. In 2013 he completed campaigns for Coca-Cola, Adidas, Channel 4, Pru Health and Sport Relief.

Here's the interview:

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