Thursday, December 17, 2009


Here is are 2 of my favorite shots from last season.. that most likely won't show up anywhere. So I thought I would at least put them up on this blog for your enjoyment. Also, you can see more of the goods from last year here

cooper hoffmeister pow aftermath

ben milsaps front 9 tail

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Canyons, Opening day video

I shot/edit an opening day video for The Canyons ski resort last weekend with the Canon 7d. It was my first "real" gig with the camera and I think it went pretty well. The photo below is just a screen grab of the video, you can see the full video here

The video will not play until it loads all the way so please be patient.. if you like it, please comment! It is getting lonely on this blog!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Last day at Tanner

Here are a some photos from the last session at Tanner Park, you can see snow on the sides of the jumps. Thanks to derek and colin for doing so much work just to get it rideable-

Riders- colin lund, jess pederson, derek thomson, eric porter

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bluehouse Skis Homepage

Bluehouse skis is using this shot of Weston Deutschlander on their homepage. Bluehouse has got some great skis coming out this year.. lots of hype around the Maestros. If your in the market check them out, they are homegrown right here in the Wasatch.
Check out there website here

Friday, November 6, 2009

Eric Porter at Tanner, Canon 7d

I just picked up a Canon 7d, and wanted to test it out. Porter and I shot this at Tanner park last week in about an hour. I think the footage is pretty amazing for a digital slr. This was shot in 60p, so it looks super crisp when you slow it down. The 360 he does is slowed down by reconforming to 30p in cinema tools, the tailwhip is slowed down by retiming in final cut. Can anyone see a difference? The pic below is just a framegrab from the vid-

See the full vid HERE

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Camera Bags/Burton F stop

So as I am out shooting people always ask about my camera backpacks. What kind of bag is that? Is that made for a camera? How much gear can you hold? etc etc. For the record I have been through about every kind of camera bag out there. Some are designed by people who actually have to use them and haul camera gear around, some are obviously not.

For me there are 2 main things that a camera bag must have. 1- A comfortable harness system. Having a bag with a poorly designed harness system is no fun. If you are carrying 40+ lbs of gear around to shoot, it has to rest on your back properly. Having a good waist belt with multiple adjustment points is key. 2- A bomber zipper with backup straps. If you are like me you don't want to be worried about your zipper failing and all of your gear spilling out of your pack while you are shredding 2 feet of fresh. I have had zippers fail in the past!!! So this is a big deal to me-

This is the bag I have been using lately, and is by far the best bag I have had to date. The harness system is unbelievable, it is fully adjustable, and it has great padding and support in all the right places. When I first put this on I felt like I was wearing a real backcountry pack. You can tighten up the waist and loosen the shoulders and vice versa while carrying it to reduce fatigue. When you are ready to descend you can snug it up to your body and not worry about it flopping around. It is super low profile at the top near the shoulders so you don't have to worry about it catching on stuff (trees, branches, other dudes) while you ride. It can hold a ridiculous amount of gear and has an oversize pocket on the top for goggles, hat, gloves, flashes, etc.

If you are in the market for a new camera bag, look no further than the Burton F stop

Monday, October 19, 2009

In Print

Just got this from Never Summer snowboards, they will be running this ad in the Dec issue of various snowboard magazines. The rider is Cooper Hoffmeister, we shot this at jump spot up Parleys Canyon
Check it out-

Friday, October 16, 2009

Red Bull Burner

I spent last weekend in Angel Fire NM shooting the Red Bull Burner for and DECLINE mag. It was a super gnar 12 hr downhill race. Lots of fun to shoot, brutal to ride. Here are a couple photos-

The Vital coverage is up here, and the article will be in DECLINE in the next couple months

Monday, September 21, 2009

Fuzzy's Re-Session Jam

Last wed, the night before the Dew Tour started in SLC, Tim "Fuzzy" Hall had a big jam in his back yard. Talk about a sick setup! Someday I hope my backyard will be this cool. Anyway I shot some photos at the event, here is the link for the full slideshow-

Monday, September 14, 2009

Snowboard Mag Buyers Guide

Hey everyone, check out the latest issue of SnowBoard magazine, they ran used one of my shots in this issue.. stoked. PS if you don't know yet this is the best snowboard mag out there, so you should be a subscriber!

Oh yeah I am also in the process of updating my website so check it out-

this is the shot, coop hoffmeister pow slash

this is the mag

Friday, August 28, 2009

Whistler 09

Well this is a bit late, but I thought I might put up some shots from our whistler trip. We went up there with a bunch of friends from july 24- aug 2nd. It was a blast. We all drove up in my van, with a trailer full of bikes. We rode the North Shore for 2 days Whistler for 3 days, and Hood River Oregon for 3 days. If you have never ridden there your missing out. Here are a few shots from the trip.

the crew at whistler

tyler sending cbc trail, mt seymor

brad rallying cbc, mt seymor

brad and jt flowing


me and steph

me in post canyon, fmx

Monday, July 13, 2009

Decline Article

I shot an article for Decline mag that is running in the current issue (august). It was a slopestyle comp in grand junction colorado. Pick up the mag and check it out if you get a chance. Here is a link to all the photos that I sent them for the article. They used 30 photos, but there are more to see in this slideshow

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lizard Skins Ad

I know I haven't posted for a while, but don't give up on this blog. I have a bunch of stuff that should be running in various mags this summer. This ad is running in Mountain Bike Action right now (July Issue), it is the inside back cover. Check it out if you get a chance. Also look for some stuff in Decline next month..

Thursday, April 23, 2009

season ender ender

So I have been way to busy this last month to post anything.. The last few weeks of the season were great. I got to shoot at the Snowboarder mag super sessions up at The Canyons, a big private event with the Nitro team and a bunch of other shred dudes.. that was super sick. Look for a full story in an issue of Snowboarder mag next year. Then the last 3 days the Mtn was open it started dumping like crazy. I was finally able to get out and shred with Team Mcqueen..

eero ettala smooth style super sessions

jonah owen getting nutty at super sessions

yeah brad nice pink skis

tyler mcqueen full facial

Monday, March 9, 2009

Intelligent Design

I was shooting on assignment last weekend at the Intelligent Design comp in Park City for Snow Board magazine. You can see the full post and article here.

Here are some more photos from the comp that they didn't end up using for the article-

shaun white

sebastien toutant

sage kotsenburg

jack mitrani

the burton riders cleaned up-charles reid, shaun white, luke mitrani

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


this might be my favorite shot of the season so far... cooper hoffmeister laying down a soul turn..

Friday, February 6, 2009

Terrain Park Vid

I've been staying busy shooting photos and vids up at The Canyons.. Here is the latest podcast I shot. The Canyons park is sick this year.

The Canyons Terrain Park 2009 from justin olsen on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Staff Photog

I have been shooting photos non stop so far this winter. I landed a big contract with The Canyons ski resort, I am shooting all of their marketing material this season. So basically I go up, shoot powder, and give them the shots so they can use them for next years catalogs, brochures, trail maps, billboards, etc. I also do the "shot of the day" for them on the website. They use my shots for other media outlets like local newspapers, the weather channel, and Its a pretty sweet job, being able to go up on first tracks and shred the pow at 7 am to get shots. I am also going to do a heli shoot for them this month. Here are a few shots from the season so far.. I will try to post new ones after every storm.