Ziggy in da' Hood!
by Ziggy Zygarowski
I went to the High Cascade Snowboard Photo Workshop in Mt. Hood, Oregon
this past summer 2004 and was totally stoked to ride and take snowboard
photos mid-summer. The class was with 20 other photographers there for the
same experience, to learn new photo techniques by top industry photographers
as well as the ins/outs of what it takes to become a pro snowboard
Nothing like being at 8000 feet with sunny 80 degrees days, hanging with
pro riders hitting rails, kickers and pipe for 4 days with one
sunset/evening shoot (a very rad experience). In the classroom my photos
were critiqued by the instructors and later, on the mountain, I put that
feedback to work and made each dayıs photos better than the day before. So,
yeah, the workshop rocked and I would go back just for a mid-summer
Leanne Pelosi putting some style on top of the A-frame
Preston Strout kicking out the old Terje/Burton board
Big Air off the big kicker
I have always had a passion for taking a camera with me wherever I go.
Photography for me has been my way to express what, where, and how I view
the world. In the past few years my love for photography was re-ignited by
way of digital technology. Living in Vermont has brought me closer to
outdoor sports and nature,
My passion for shooting snowboarding is due to the variety of tricks and
styles I can photograph throughout the year. Terrain parks to city rails,
backcountry to lifestyle, mid-winter powder to summer rail shots. There's
nothing better than shooting a rider sailing off of a kicker and after they
land looking back up the hill and snapping a shot of the sun glistening off
the mountain top after a fresh snowfall.
I am constantly pursuing local New England sports and racing action
photos. If you know of any type of sports competitions in New England,
email me the info about the event. In my travels I will always
continue to shoot nature, wildlife, and other visually stimulating scenes in
my path. - Ziggy Adventure Photographer
Ryan Eagan breaking in the new board and more....
bought him a few beers that evening to ease the pain.
Leanne Pelosi riding the rail and showing why she
High Cascade Snowboard Camp in partnership with international
award-winning photographer Trevor Graves, TransWorld Media, and the Brooks
Institute of Photography welcomed action sports photographers to Mt. Hood,
Oregon for the 3rd annual High Cascade Snowboard Photo Workshop on July
28-August 2, 2004.
The workshop is designed for action sports photographers, team managers
or anyone who just would like to improve their action sports photography
skills. Renowned industry photographers, Trevor Graves, Chris Owen, Kevin
Zacher and Embry Rucker made up the workshop faculty.
For details call: 800.334.4272 or visit
Lounging at da' Hood....