Episode 1: Need Some Help
Mason knows if he is to step up his game as a photographer, he will need to bring on a mentor coach to challenge and push him to be better. Mason calls up legendary action sport photographer Mark Gallup and engages his services. First on Mark’s agenda; Mason needs an Assistant. Mason recruits Gracey Dove, and they embark on their first assignment to California to work with iconic skateboard photographer, Grant Brittain.
Episode 2: High Flier
Mark Gallup assigns Mason and Gracey shoot a photo essay on Freestyle Motocross FMX rider, Kris Garwasiuk in Kelowna BC. Gracey tries to earn her way and prove her worth by getting sponsors.
Episode 3: Wind and Waves
Gallup continues to push Mason out of his comfort zone, and now mentors Mason and Gracey on a wave sports shoot in Punta San Carlos Mexico. Mason discovers that shooting pros launching themselves off the waves on kiteboards and windsurf boards is not as easy as it looks.
Episode 4: Cash Or Crash
One of the most challenging sports to shoot for photography is bobsledding. Mason and Gracey follow Canadian National Team bobsledder pilot, Justin Kripps, on his quest for the podium.
Episode 5: Dig
Mason and Gracey give back to the mountain bike community and shoot crowd funding photos for the Coast Gravity Park.
Episode 6: Surf’s Pumping
Mason teams up with pro surfer Ben Murphy for a photo shoot at Wya Point in Ucluelet, British Columbia. Gracey has some trouble along the way.
Episode 7: Over My Head
One of the best ways to learn as a photographer is to see your photo through the eyes of a photo editor. Gallup sets Mason up with the opportunity to work with Peter Moynes, Photo Editor from Kootenay Mountain Culture magazine, on a photo shoot at Selkirk Wilderness Skiing. Gracey gets in way over her head.
Episode 8: On Assignment
Destination BC commissions Mason to shoot a social media resort tour through British Columbia. Gracey shreds for fun and hits the ice.
Episode 9: Paying The Bills
Sometimes you need to roll up your sleeves and get creative with your photography ideas and projects to pay your bills. Mason and Gracey experience the mid-winter work slowdown and they to get creative on projects.
Episode 10: Snow Motos
Gallup suggests to Mason and Gracey shoot something new and emerging, and they work with Reagan Sieg from Timbersled Snow Bikes on an epic backcountry photoshoot in the Monashee Mountains of British Columbia.
Episode 11: On My Own
Gracey gets a break and gets invited to work with Mark Gallup on a solo shoot capturing social media photos from the Freestyle Nationals Snowboarding event.
Episode 12: Lost In Cal
Opportunity knocks in California and Mason shoots with some action sports brands. Gracey meets Lulu Erkeneff, a young up and coming surfer from Dana Point.
Episode 13: Dirtbags
Gracey and Mason produce a photo story on the lifestyle of “dirtbags”, aka ski bums,, at the annual Dirtbag Festival in Kimberley BC.