Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Shooting Minus 7 Snowskate contest


A good friend of mine, Kurt Zapata of Minus 7 snowskates, is putting on a snowskate contest at Donner Ski Ranch, Tahoe, on Saturday April 4th. I'll bee shooting the event. Great times to be had by all. http://www.donnerskiranch.com/




What's a snowskate? Check out this youtube vid:



I love my snowskate, but I'm no where near as good as the guys in the vid. They're great for backyard jibbin'.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Scott Thompson's Bio


Scott Thompson, born 1976 in Van Nuys, California, has always had a love of art. His formal training began at Humboldt State University, where he took many drawing and painting courses. Later he moved to San Diego, where he was given an old Olympus OM-1 by his grandfather. Scott decided to take a black and white photography course at Mesa College and was immediately hooked. He started working at a camera store and continued to take courses in photography. Scott has also served time in a 1-hour photo lab, worked as a resort portrait photographer, and has done some band photography while living in L.A.

Currently, Scott is living in Truckee, after moving there April 2002 with his wife and son to live the mountain lifestyle. Living there has allowed nature photography to become his primary art focus. He loves to get out and explore the beauty the Tahoe area has to offer.

Scott Thompson photographs with a variety of cameras and film. With one of his methods, he uses his Canon EOS3 and Fuji Velvia 35mm slide film. His film is processed by a professional lab and sent back to Scott where he takes it to his digital darkroom. This is where Scott becomes what has been called a hybrid photographer. Meaning he mixes traditional shooting with digital printing. Scott scans his film into the computer by using a Canon Canoscan FS4000US run by VueScan software. Next he color corrects the image in Adobe Photoshop to match the original transparency as best as possible.

Scott’s newest method is purely digital. Scott owns and uses a Canon 1DS Mark III, a 21.1 mega pixel digital camera. Even though Scott has mostly gone digital, he still tries to keep a traditional look and feel to his photographs and prints. Scott prints on an Epson Stylus Pro 9600, one of Epson’s 44” wide archival inkjet printers. The paper he uses for his limited edition prints is a fine art, 100% cotton, and acid free paper.

Q&A

I've been a pro photographer now for many years. I used to work at a camera store and at a couple photo labs. If anybody has any questions about equipment, techniques, locations, or anything else photography related, please ask.

I currently own a Canon 1DS Mark III, Canon Eos3, Olypus OM-1, Epson 2200, Epson 9600, Canon Canoscan FS-4000US, CH Advantage Pro mat cutter and a whole lot more.

Scott Shots Photography Services


Scott Shots Photography provides fine art photography and photography services.

Fine art Photography- I can help people, businesses or art galleries with blank walls. My large fine art photography prints can help fill in your blanks.

Real Estate Photography- I can help Realtors, rental property owners and home owners who need high quality real estate or architectural photography. Let me capture your home in its best light.

Advertising/Commercial Photography- I can help businesses with advertising, commercial or stock photography needs. Weather it's for a billboard, magazine ad, or website, I can provide you with a picture that is worth a thousand words.

Family Photography- I can help families in Truckee, North Tahoe, and Reno who desire large family photographs in a location of your choice. Why use a studio when our backyard is the perfect backdrop.

Custom Printing- I can help other photographers with fine art quality printing needs. Get your work off the computer and onto the wall.