If your passions include photography and action sports or skiing, and travelling, this unique trip to Japan is for you. Hosted by the guides at Le Grand Adventure Tours, and founded by action sports branding and event maestro Tom Winter with legendary skiing photographer Jeff Cricco handling photo instruction, Image Quest’s “education through experience” program might just be for you. With a mission to jump-start careers in the action sports space, the 2019 edition runs from January tk to tk, and combines skiing and riding the deepest snow on the planet with après ski seminars that give “campers” the tools they need to score a dream job in the action sports industry, from becoming a professional photographer to managing athletes to overseeing marketing and branding in the action sports ecosystem.
Past students have gone on to work with brands like Victoria’s Secret, Vail Resorts and Aspen. “We give participants our secrets in how to live their dreams and get paid while getting paid ,” says Winter, who has held senior editorial and contributor positions with magazines like Freeskier and Powder while also building a brand management and event production portfolio that includes projects for companies such as Rossignol, Vail Resorts. AspenSnowmass. Taos and many other companies.
Winter, who currently is the Americas Manager for the Freeride World Tour, adds, “there are a lot of amazing jobs out there that allow you to live your passion while making a living. We guide participants in the process, helping them build a personal brand and portfolio while connecting them to the people who matter, the ones who make hiring decisions.”
The 2019 Image Quest Photo Camp runs from January 3 through 12 in the Furano and Otaru zones of Hokkaido, Japan. Media + Marketing track participants focus on content creation and photography, while participants in the Athlete Experience component will work on ski techniques and overall mountain & backcountry skills. All participants will leave the camp with a portfolio of images and other content that will jump-start a career in action sports.
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