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I just received the latest issue of Sun Valley Magazine in the mail, and my client the Stanley Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce ran a beautiful full spread advertisement using one of the photographs I took last February for them of Lisa Granden, a Ski Doo ambassador riding her snowmobile with the beautiful Sawtooths in the background.

I love seeing clients put the work I’ve done for them to good use.  It’s one thing to create some photo or video work that you think is beautiful, and it’s another thing to see how it actually gets used and put into the world.

I love that this image worked so well for this Ad.  It was in a lot of ways a complicated shot to take, it was so cold out (I even had problems with my drone batteries), and the snow combined with the sun was SO BRIGHT!  It actually made my cameras live exposure simulation completely worthless, when I put my camera up to my eye to take this shot at first the viewfinder was nearly completely black and I could only make out faint moving shapes, the snow was so bright that the camera was reading the light incorrectly, so I had to turn that feature off, and go to work on making sure I pulled off this shot.

I’m very happy with the end result, and so happy that it ended up being a really useful image for the Stanley Sawtooth Chamber of Commerce. I’ve included the cover image of Sun Valley Magazine, as well as the original photo that I took for Stanley.  You can see that Sun Valley Magazine’s editors did some photoshopping and photoshopped out the second rider to make the text pop, but they did a great job on it, I was very impressed.

I’m headed back to Stanley again next month for another photoshoot and b-roll video shoot, it’ll be my fourth shoot for them and it’s such a fun project for me, already I cannot wait to get back.

Two snowmobilers riding in the Sawtooth Mountains in the town of Stanley, Idaho.

Two snowmobilers riding in the Sawtooth Mountains in the town of Stanley, Idaho.

Two snowmobilers riding in the Sawtooth Mountains in the town of Stanley, Idaho.

Thank you Stanley for trusting me with these photoshoots, they have been so much fun for me to combine my love for adventure with my love for photography.

Bryan