I am stoked to be the official photographer for NZSki for the 2012 winter season!!

This is old news for me but new news for everybody else…I am delighted to announce that I am the official photographer NZSki for the 2012 winter season.  I know it may seem a bit ironic to be posting about it now when we have been suffering through an un-seasonably warm spell for the past couple of weeks and have lost a fair chunk of our snow-pack.  I would have posted about this earlier but work has been INSANELY busy and I’m only just now catching up with the office work/myself/life!

What this means for me is that I will be shooting a lot at Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and also Mount Hutt this winter season.  I am also looking for models for the various shots I need to do this season.   Unfortunately there is no money in the budget for models, but I am hoping I can still make it worth your while (perhaps I can offer you some free professional family photos at the same time>?  Or just some professional shots of you and your other half skiing?).  Here is a list of the type of models I will be looking for this season;

Hot skiers and snowboarders: Preferably good all-round skiers/riders but I am also looking for some park rats for Remarkables and Mount Hutt.  Some of the shots will be for NZSki’s 2013 posters and for these I will be looking for local hot skiers and snowboarders to shoot with at all three mountains.  Obviously this could be great exposure for you and could help a lot with sponsorship and just generally building your profile.  I will endeavour to shoot some images simultaneously to submit to NZ and international ski/snowboard magazines. so there is a chance for additional exposure for you there.  I would prefer NZSKi season pass holders for this.

Families with kids aged roughly 7 – 9 and 9 – 11:

Families with kids aged between 2 and 5 years old who can ski.

Couples aged mid to late thirties.

Group of mates (preferably skiers and snowboarders, male and female) aged 30 – 45.

Skiing couples aged mid-fifties to mid-sixties.

if you fit into any of the above categories and you’re flexible and keen to be involved at either Coronet Peak or The Remarkables here in Queenstown or  at M0unt Hutt in Canterbury, email me at patrick@fallon.co.nz or give me a call on 021737356.  In return for your help I will provide you with some beautiful, professional quality photos and will do everything I can to make sure you have a fantastic time on the mountain.  (I will generally only shoot with you for a couple of hours on any given day and then you will be free to enjoy the rest of the day skiing/riding).

Tim Miller taking in the view near the top of Coronet Peak on a pre-dawn ski tour.