Inspiration: quads.

30 09 2010

When I need to clear my head for a weekend, i ride…..well, now before i sold my quad i did. Anywho, check out my “killer quad clips” of 07-08. LOL, I couldn’t resist. This will waste a couple minutes of your time. hehehehehehe

…and if that wasn’t enough drama… HERE for part 2 over on Vimeo….

Inspired by Rally!

29 09 2010

Now some of you know that I have been following rally and rallycross for almost 2 years now. It all started with an invite to shoot the Oregon Trail events at PIR in March of 2009 when I was fortunate to get to ride around the track with Rally driver, Pat Moro:

After my pre-stage ride with Pat, I returned the next day and went out on the course to shoot the first stages of the day. Here’s a video from my first shooting location:

The weekend ended and I shot some awesome images, including this one which hangs in my office as a 20×30:

Travis Pastrana, Oregon Trail Rally, 2009


That Christmas I was surprised, by Brenda, with a certificate to attend Paul Eklund’s Primitive Performance Rally School in Hillsboro, OR in March 2010. I attended the weekend school with my friend Kevin and of course shot pix and videos when I wasn’t in the car. Needless to say I was hooked!

Here’s a video of one of my practice runs during the school:

…and a couple photos of me driving and with the car:

So, after rally school in March 2010 I attended most of the local rally events and the Oregon Trail Rally. I’ve met a ton of awesome people and there are future plans for me to rally for many years to come (stay tuned for exciting news on that).

For now, here’s something that I shared a while back with a link on facebook. This video will surely get your blood pumping, and it’s a true taste of what stage rally is all about! Enjoy my rally Inspiration!

Olympic Rings

26 09 2010

June 26, 2001. In the weeks following my graduation of the Mt. Hood Professional Photography program, I signed up for the Rich Clarkson Sports Photography Workshop in Colorado Springs, CO. I teamed up with a photographer friend, Jeff Miller for the trip. The Workshop “provides participants with an opportunity to listen to, study with, and network with the very individuals who are uniquely positioned to help with career development. Included in the instructional sessions will be lectures on remote camera installations, large arena lighting, and the business of freelance sports photography”. This was exactly what I needed to give a great kick start to my photography career just out of my college training!

I did return to the workshop again in 2007 with photographer Chris Ryan for another round of hands-on training and the opportunity to network with some of the best sports photographers in the nation. The highlight of trip #2 was an arena lighting session at the Olympic Training Center swimming pool with Sports Illustrated photographer, John McDonough (John’s SI gallery here).

Here’s a photo of me in the Olympic Rings at the training center (also counts as a circle photo for this weeks assignment!)

Jeff Hinds in 2001 with Olympic Rings