Bringing photography to terrain parks is a lot of fun and it's an easily accessible resource for many photographers. Often these snow sculptures and jib features can be seen as works of art that add to the dynamics of an image. Terrain parks are also key locations for upcoming photographers to hone their photo skills by shooting more volume, a variety of features, and a chance meet new riders to work with.

The photography process requires many factors to allow for best rate of success. Composition is one of these key factors in making an eye catching photo. It's the conscious choice of where you place your subject in the frame and what you choose to include or not to include. After meeting the technical merit of photography, it's composition that comes next in being critiqued. It's often what makes or breaks a photo from being used.

The submissions highlighted for the Park theme of this Your Turn Photo Contest all carry the weight of technical merit, conscious composition, and some have interesting processes added to them.

The image that stood out most was created by Phil Eisenberg of Joe Mango at Keystone's Area 51 Terrain Park in Colorado. This image has good focus, balanced exposure, showcases conscious composition, and the added factor of uniqueness. Having the rider cover up the sun this smoothly doesn't happen easily. It adds more value to it's first impression and is our Park theme winner for this Your Turn Photo Contest. Congratulations Phil!

Joe Mango, front board, Keystone, Colorado. PHOTO: Phil Eisenberg

Joe Mango, front board, Keystone, Colorado. PHOTO: Phil Eisenberg

His prize package will include products from Pocket Wizard radio slaves,  F-Stop camera bags, and Celtek gloves. He'll 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.

We have one more chance for you to be recognized for your photography skills. The next theme of the series is Jump. Submission process opens Monday, April 7th. If you don’t already have jumping photos to submit, you have til April 31st to get your best submissions in. Winner of the Jump theme will be announced May 1st along with the finalists for the Portfolio Battle. Upload your submissions to the “Your Turn” photo contest tab on for judging.

Good Luck!