Winner Announced 2015 Your Turn Photo Contest “Night” Theme

Nate Haust getting up on the bell tower at Burlington High School. PHOTO: Peter Cirilli
Sometimes the only way to get it done is at night. Jack Harris goes up and over this cop car. PHOTO: Dominic Palarchio
Colby Sears breaking the spot. PHOTO: Tommy Delitto
Jade Phelan handles this S-rail in Denver, Colorado. PHOTO: Brent LaFleur
Jordan Small gapping the donkey rail during a misty night at Bear Mountain. PHOTO: Jared Meyer
Lightsaber. PHOTO: Xander Raith
Is it night or is it day? Post production trickery. Dusty Heenricksen popping off the pole name in Mammoth Mtn. California. PHOTO: Mike Flaherty
James Flaey, redirect gap to wall ride. PHOTO: Will Linstead
Darcy Sharpe, Dew Tour Streetstyle Millerflip. PHOTO: Luke Defeis
Matt Rosenberg taking the stairs in the Big Boulder hike park. PHOTO: Mike Budny

It’s time to the announce the next winner for the Your Turn Photo Contest “Night” theme. Plenty of photographers put their efforts to the test after the sun went down to create these images.

The set up for capturing imagery at night isn’t as easy as during the day. In addition to selecting a proper angle, composition, and nailing the timing of the action, now you need to involve one or more strobes and radio slaves to activate them with the camera’s shutter. These strobes need to be placed in areas outside the frame that complement the action. The photographer also has put them out of the way of the rider and possibly the filmer. Other challenges include focusing in the dark and dodging authorities if you’re in sketchy areas.

The 10 photos above showcase the best of the “Night” submissions.

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Sometimes the only way to get it done is at night. Jack Harris goes up and over this cop car. PHOTO: Dominic Palarchio

Of these 10, Dominic Palarchio’s photo of Jack Harris up and over the cop car caught the judges’ attention most. Congrats Dominic!

Dominic wins a Kenti photo pack from F-Stop, gloves from Celtek, and a set of radio slaves from Pocket Wizard. In addition, he will also be entered into the Portfolio Battle for a chance to win the grand prize, a spot a High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Photo Workshop.

Want a chance to show your best snowboard photos, win prizes, and go to the HCSC Photo Workshop? Don’t worry, there is one more themed contest to enter. The next theme is “Park.” If you’ve shot snowboarding at your favorite resort terrain park, let’s see what you have.

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The submission deadline for the last theme, “Park,” is May 8th and the winner will be announced on May 11th. Prizes will include gear from F-StopCeltek, and Pocket Wizard. Once the “Park” theme winner is announced, the submission window will begin for the three YTPC winners to enter the Portfolio Battle, where they will submit a collection of images. These collections will be judged for best overall presentation by TransWorld SNOWboarding's Photo Director Chris Wellhausen and the instructors of the High Cascade Snowboard Camp Photo Workshop. The winner of the Portfolio Battle will be awarded the grand prize of a spot at the HCSC Photo Workshop, headed by TransWorld senior photographer Andy Wright. This is your chance to learn from the pros.

About the HCSC Photo Workshop:

Held at Mt. Hood from July 26 to August 2, the HSCS Photo Workshop gives you an opportunity get both classroom and on-hill experience working with some of the best snowboard photographers in the biz including Andy Wright, Tim Zimmerman, Aaron Blatt, and Chris Wellhausen. It's a great way to accelerate your learning process, make valuable connections, and get feedback to help you up your photo game.

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