Jason Halayko Shoots with Passion for Action

All images and words by Jason Halayko. Used with permission.

My name is Jason Halayko, and I am a Canadian-born photographer who is now based in Tokyo, Japan. I have been doing photography for around 20 years (since many hours of time in the high school darkroom) and have been doing it as a full professional for the last 3 years. The main types of photography that do would be action sports, portraits, street photography, event photography, etc. I personally really love shooting action photography and working with the crazy athletes that take their sports to the extreme edge and even beyond at many times. This is what I am best known for as a photographer, and especially for my work with Red Bull here in Japan over the last 10 years.

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Reuters Drops North American Sports Photographers, Informs Them Through Grapevine

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The world of photography is getting crazier. In what could be considered a D*#@ move, Reuters has decided to use USA Today Sports Images instead of using its freelance pool of sports photographers. Those who were contracted have been contacted with Reuters by way of phone calls or having to call and ask. As of September 15 2013, 30-50 photographers are being reassigned off the sports beat into other areas. In their original contract National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, and National Basketball Association games were covered by these freelance photographers. They will still be able to shoots sports internationally. This is a developing situation as clients of Reuters as well as photographers are still being notified.

Via FStoppers and NPPA

Life in Focus: Jeff Curtes on Traversing The Globe With Action Sports

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All images owned by Jeff Curtes. Used with permission

Jeff Curtes is no stranger to the action sports world, having lead the pack on the snowboarding industry’s imagery since 1992. He has also been the lead photographer for Burton Snowboards since 1994. With Burton, Jeff has traveled the world and seen some of the most incredible terrain our Planet Earth has to offer. He now finds himself behind the lens capturing the fast paced world of competitive cycling, and we had a chance to catch up with Jeff and talk a little about his career.

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Life in Focus: Scott Serfas on Capturing The Essence of Snowboarding

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Scott Serfas is a man that chases adventure on a daily basis in the form of documenting the world of action sports. His main focus involves the realm of snowboarding (a natural fit given his Vancouver, BC roots), but his lens has captured pretty much every boardsport out there. Since the late 1990’s Serfas has worked as Transworld SNOWboarding’s senior photographer; a job he still holds to this day. As one of F-Stop Gear’s Pro Team members, Scott puts their bags through the ringer on just about every shoot and is the feature for the third episode of the Life in Focus series. We had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Scott about his travels and inspirations as a photographer, head on past the break for our interview and a peek at F-Stop’s latest video.

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