Grant Myrdal Photography / Meadows Action Photos
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Grant Myrdal Photography is excited to be back for our third season in business at Mt. Hood Meadows. We offer a professional action photo service for all skiers and boarders. As a memory of a great day skiing or a freeze frame of your best powder on your favorite run, this is an opportunity to get that photo you always dreamed of.
All skill levels are catered to, from the first tentative turns of a child in the Ballroom Carpet to extreme skiing in Heather and Clark Canyons. With over 15 years of experience shooting for magazines around the world, this service offered by Grant is about providing high quality yet affordable photos to you and your family and friends.
On the mountain, look for the blue banners which indicate where we are shooting. One staked at the entrance to the lift lets you know we are working on that chair, and a second staked in the snow next to us indicates our shooting position on the run. When you see the blue flags, ski towards us while we shoot sequences of
each turn you lean into and...remember to smile! Take note of the time
you ski by to enable easy image retrieval.
We are continually working to make our daily shooting locations easy to find, so this year in addition to posting this information outside the booth every morning, and posting it to the resort's conditions page, you can also track our whereabouts by following us on Twitter at #grantmyrdalpics. I will tweet our destination while on the move around 9 AM and update it if we change locations mid-morning.
To view and purchase your photos, go to the Photo Booth located on the 2nd floor of the North Lodge or go online to http://www.grantmyrdal.com and click on the "Meadows Action Photos" link. Galleries are arranged by date, and searchable by time - if you mouse over the large photo and select the "info" button in the tool bar you can see the time the photo was taken and narrow your search.
Our booth location in the North Lodge opens right out onto the new Stadium Express lift so feel free to come visit us while you boot up and watch slideshows on the TV to get pumped up for the days riding. Days of operation are Wednesday through Sunday, weather permitting. Snow, sun and wind are good - we'll be there!! Rain, fog and whiteout blizzard are not so good and we normally retreat when we can't see you anymore. Business hours in the booth are daily from 12:30-4:30 PM. Grant will be happy to serve you personally and help you find your photos quickly. Also, stop by the booth to sign up for your private shoots and for the photo workshops.
Private Photo Shoots
Ever popular, this is the best deal for serious powderhounds and families alike. For an hourly rate, Grant will follow with you as you ride the mountain, setting up photo shoots along the way. For the powder lover, that means setting epic photos straight out of the magazines. Working with your skill level and on your favorite runs, he will set up two or three shots per run and have you and your friends hit it just in the right place for the perfect shot. All the photos plus any portraits we take along the way are yours for the same price burnt to a CD. For families and visitors to the mountain, this is a great way to get to know more of the mountain while Grant guides you around. The hour long shoot will include group portraits in various locations, action shots of each family member or friend, and shots of the whole family or group skiing together. If you have a special place or favorite runs as a family, let us know and we will follow you creating awesome images to enrich that memory. All photos from the shoot will be burnt to a CD and available for pick-up the same day.
Mountain Photo Workshops at Mt. Hood Meadows
Do you want to learn to shoot snow photos like a pro, while spending a fabulous day on the mountain? The photo workshops offered by Grant Myrdal Photography allow this unique opportunity, exclusive to Mt Hood Meadows. Targetted specifically at snow and mountain shooting, the full day workshops which are scheduled for the first weekend of every month, equip you with the tools to create spectacular photos in all conditions. Participants learn how to shoot on manual exposure and how to expose correctly for the snow, every time. The seemingly complex relationship between aperture and shutter speed is demystified, and a range of simple but effective composition tools for both high action images and serene landscape images is explained. The best part is getting out on the mountain with Grant to put the theory into practice, and realizing that it is possible to learn all of this on one day.
Read what these satisfied students said about the workshops:
"Thanks for an amazing day - I can't believe I took those shots and I can't believe how much I learned in one day. I'm so inspired to et up there and do it again."
"You have the gift of making technical information interesting and easy to understand. I would recommend your class to any photographer at any level of expertise who wants to learn how to take really great pictures, anywhere!"
Full day class including tuition and take-home summary notes costs $150. The workshops are scheduled for 1/13, 2/9, 3/10 & 4/13. For more information and to reserve a place in the classes, stop by the Photo Booth or call Grant at 914.310.9051.
Photo Booth located on second floor in the North Lodge.
Phone: 503.337.2222, ext 1228
View images online at grantmyrdal.com and click on "Meadows Action Photos."
Grant Myrdal Photography
Grant is a South African born photographer currently living in Bend, Oregon. He grew up surfing some of the best waves in the world at Jefferey's Bay and won the prestigious J-Bay Billabong pro in 1987. After travelling the world for 5 years he settled in the US and discovered the magic of the mountains, first in the Wasatch range of Utah and now in the Pacific Cascades. His photos have been published in numerous magazines worldwide, including Outside, Surfer, Surfing, The Surfer's Path and and African Surfrider. His striking images of waves and moving water have been exhibited in fine art galleries in New York City, Los Angeles, San Fransisco and Newport, RI. To see more of his work and to purchase prints go to grantmyrdal.com.