Chris Stamey Photography

AT&T – Paralympic Athlete Profiles

I just got back from a week long shoot at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs with the all star crew from DLP Entertainment. We had a unique opportunity to follow and document a day in the life of Team USA Paralympic athletes. Dave Denniston is a former NCAA swimming champion from Auburn University, a 2008 U.S. Paralympian and currently the coach of the US Paralympic swim team. Dave has a heart of gold, a passion for his sport and a remarkable story about the ups and downs of life. We also had the pleasure of meeting 2011 USA Shooting Paralympic Athlete of the Year Eric Hollen and his daughter Payton, an aspiring ski racer. Really inspiring story about this Father/Daughter team chasing their dreams of Olympic gold. Look out for Eric this summer in the Paralympic games in London, Good luck Eric!

Client – AT&T
Production Company – DLP Entertainment
Executive Producer – Micheal Hughes
Producers – Graeme Smith and John Deleon
Directory of Photography – Casey Warren
Second Camera – Chris Stamey

Eric Hollen – Behind the Dream

Dave Denniston – Behind the Dream

Here are a couple photos from the trip.


Heavenly Mountain – Season Recap 11/12

Another Ski season is on the books here at Heavenly Mountain Resort. I can honestly say this season was quite an interesting contrast to last years record breaking snow fall. This winter marked one of the driest winters in over 100 years here in Lake Tahoe. The months just kept passing without a single snowflake from mother nature. The storms finally arrived late in the season and we received the bulk of our seasonal snowfall around mid March. Despite the lack of snow, there was still plenty of memorable days and vertical feet logged. Check out some of my favorite highlights from this year.

Camera – Chris Stamey & Aaron Laub

Editor – Chris Stamey

Fox Sports – San Diego Padres Open

I Just got back from a week long shoot in San Diego filming the Padres for Fox Sports and DLP Entertainment. The objective of the project was to shoot the opening montage for the Padres, which airs before every game on Fox Sports. This was a really cool assignment, we shot just about every corner of San Diego in a really artistic and stylized way, basically a camera mans dream. For this shoot we wanted to roll as light as possible, so naturally the camera of choice was the Canon 5d MKII, an arsenal of lenses and Kessler pocket dollies to add a bit of movement to the shots. Check out this slick edit from the boys over at DLP Entertainment.

Client – Fox Sports
Production Company – DLP Entertaiment
Executive Producer – Micheal Hughes
Produced By – Graeme Smith
Camera – Brandon Savory and Chris Stamey

Check out a couple pictures from the various locations.

Photo – Milky Way Over Yosemite

While driving back from a weekend trip in Yosemite, I pulled over at Olmsted Point around midnight and snapped this shot. I used a 30 second exposure with a 16-35 mm lens wide at 16mm. This marks one of my first attempts at shooting night exposures.


Photo – Eagle Falls

Emerald Bay is one of the most iconic and photographed locations in Lake Tahoe. The bay is rich in history and offers activities for everyone from the historical Vikingsholm estate, countless hiking trails and boat camping.

In the spring time, Emerald Bay becomes even more magical with the help of lower Eagle falls. The falls are raging this year due to the enormous amount of snow we received this winter season. With a deep snow pack still up in Desolation Wilderness it looks like they will continue strong well into next month.

I headed out to the falls the other evening to shoot a couple long exposure photos. Here are a couple classic Emerald Bay shots. I can’t wait to get up there for a sunrise shoot, so stay tuned.


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