There are few names in the world of skiing and bike photography that are universally recognized. Scott Markewitz fits this category. As a former pro skier, it’s no surprise that since diving into action sports photography, he’s been killing it – having been published on over 400 covers from Men’s Journal to Powder Magazine. His relentless work ethic and drive to ‘get the shot’ has produced countless iconic images and one of the most diverse portfolios in action/sports photography.

We had the opportunity to follow Scott for a few days at his home base in Salt Lake City, Utah. It quickly became apparent why he’s so successful at his craft. He is very engaged with not only the sports he is shooting, but the athletes as well. There’s a certain dynamic between Scott and the athletes he works with, which is well reflected in his photos. Within a 36 hour timespan, he captured three different sports with a half dozen athletes, including Carston Oliver, KC Deane and Julian Carr.

When he doesn’t have a camera in his hand, Scott spends his time with his son Julian and wife Veronique. They were kind enough to let us in for pancakes.

For more on Scott and his work, check out his site at

Athletes: Julian Carr, KC Deane, Carston Oliver, Kevin Brower, Adam Welch
Video & Editing: Cameron Sylvester
Motion Graphics: Chad Jones & Cameron Sylvester
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Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
Gear: f-stop Loka and Large Pro ICU, Canon 7D, Canon L glass, Glidecam HD4000, Budget Tripod, Zoom H4N, Shure lav mic, Hoya Filters.

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  • I have been enjoying this Life in Focus series by F-Stop gear. It’s definitely cool to get the inside scoop on some of these pro photographers and how they came up in their particular niche. Very cool stuff!

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