Jumping is one of the most progressive areas of snowboarding. Capturing a jumping photo that stands out more than what could be considered a snapshot from a smartphone is the goal. Often it's the carefully scouted angle which will show the best attributes of the feature without compromising a rider's style. It needs to go a few steps further than that. Hopefully lighting can be on your side. If your lucky you can shoot in the early morning or stick around til sunset. Maybe you keep it naturally lit or apply flash. Regardless of any tricks of the trade or how glorious the light can present itself, all the elements have to line up to come away with a unique image that will capture a viewers attention. The image that stood out most was created by Kyle Gibson of Mark Tremblay at Whistler’s Terrain Park in Canada. This image has good focus, balanced exposure, a clean background, and stacking foreground elements.. Having the rider light with a flash doesn't happen easily. It adds more value to it's first impression and is our Jumping theme winner for this Your Turn Photo Contest. Congratulations Kyle!
His prize package will include products from Pocketwizard radio slaves, F-Stop camera bags, and Celtek gloves. He has also qualify for the the Portfolio Battle held at the end of this photo contest series for a chance to win the grand prize, a spot a High Cascade’s Photo Workshop. This workshop is hosted by TransWorld SNOWboarding's Senior Photographer Andy Wright and will include other industry guest instructors. There's no better way for an aspiring photographer to learn technical, creative, and photo business than from industry veterans. Make sure to stay turned for the YTPC portfolio battle coming up next featuring the Night theme winner Ryan Bregante, the Park theme winner Phil Eisenberg, and the Jumping theme winner Kyle Gibson.