Winner announced for the Jumping theme of the Your Turn Photo Contest

The good timing of this photo allows you to easily understand that Chase DeMeulenaere is preforming a backside 180. PHOTO: Luke Defeis
The rule of thirds when used correctly will always make for a nice image. Kyle Schafer with a nice method. PHOTO: Jared Meyer
Sequences are very time consuming to make. Joe Mango showing sick style on that front 3. PHOTO: Ryan Bregante
Crop square was for medium format years before Instagram. Christian Mares, Cab 9 Tail. Boreal, Lake Tahoe. PHOTO: Nick Low
Kyle Gibson's photo won because of its good use of compositional rules, balanced light, and perfect timing. PHOTO: Kyle Gibson
Silhouette and sunsets never get old. Geoff Stinson at the City Booter in the Mt. Seymour backcountry. PHOTO: Liam MacDonald
Loose composition can make a spot look bigger. Rider: Sean Murphy Location: Dillon, CO PHOTO: Brent La Fleur
Snow backlight by the sun is always a special element to add into any photo. PHOTO: David Karvay
Bright outerwear on a dark background makes for good pop. Krister Ralles FrontSide 360 in Montana at Lost Trail. PHOTO: Erik Ralles
Foreground can help your viewer understand what a area is really like. Ashley Wendorf was flipping out over the spring conditions over at Mammoth Mountain, CA PHOTO: Ashley Rosemeyer

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!


Cab Truckdriver 1080, Mark Tremblay, Whistler. PHOTO: Kyle Gibson

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.

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