Why Mountain Biking Is Quickly Becoming My Favorite Sport to Photograph

It has been a while since I have written anything on The Outbound. The main reason being that I have been having so much fun riding my bicycle and shooting my friends riding bicycles. 

Today is so smokey here in Whistler, that I am spending some time going through some of the great shots that have been captured over the last couple of months. Here are a few reasons why biking is quickly becoming my favorite sport to shoot. 

1. It's Warm

My main focus has been as a landscape and ski photographer, which has caused me to really appreciate getting out in the 20-30 degree (celsius) weather with my camera. My batteries last longer, the weather is nicer, and I don't have to completely freeze standing on a ridgeline in sub-zero temperatures!

2. The Days Are Long

Getting out to shoot after work at 5pm greatly extends the amount of time I can spend out in the mountains with my friends. It also means I have to spend less time inside, which is a bonus.

3. There's Less (Natural) Danger

The only real danger out there are the friendly bears. Not having to worry about avalanches, tree wells, and the rest of the fun winter hazards that exist has allowed me to focus on shooting the action.

4. Mountain Bikers Still Absolutely Send It!

These guys are seriously amazing. It is an honor to watch them do their thing. 

5. I Actually Get to Mountain Bike, Too

When I go shoot mountain biking, you had better believe that I am out on my bike as well. Soaking in the sun and having just as much fun as the athletes on some of the best trails in the world.

Published: August 2, 2017

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Photographer and Adventurer based in Whistler, British Columbia