Every now and then a great opportunity presents itself and last Wednesday was one of those days. After a chance introduction to Liam Fournier when shooting on the Kicking Horse recently, we discussed the options of shooting a kayaking crew on the Johnston Canyon near Banff.
After a scouting visit a couple of days prior, I met Liam and a crew of friends from Calgary who proceeded to prove me wrong with my estimation of which parts of the Canyon could be paddled!
The evening was a great opportunity to find out what works on certain sections of the river, where you can get good light (and where not!), and how best to work with a group of kayakers. As I have found with most sports, the second time shooting with an athlete tends to produce better shots, but I think we still managed to get some keepers! Thanks to: Liam Fournier, Brandon Willms, Thad Mazur, Pavel Bendl, Petr Civrny and Mike Hill for the opportunity to shoot with you – hopefully we can shoot together again soon!
View “full screen” (button below the images) for best resolution. All images copyright Best Impressions. Please contact me if you wish to use any of these images. Thank you.