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  This Week, We're featuring Petar Dopchev for the #chooseyouradventure Project! For me, photography is a journey - a journey, which so far has led to friendships, adventures, some disappointments and lots of fun. It is exciting – you never know for sure what it has to offer!     What initially inspired you to start skiing or snowboarding The community – a couple of friends of mine who were getting into the sport back in 2007.       What inspired you to blend your photography skills with skiing or snowboarding Again the community – while snowboarding with friends...

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    This week, we're featuring Gabriella Makena's #Chooseyouradventure project!   I just love taking photos. It baffles me. To me, it’s sort of like falling in love. It makes you feel great, motivated, inspired. And then there are those days when your mind wants to take a photo but your hand just can’t do it and it’s so frustrating, almost feels heart breaking. Like love,it just feels like home where you’re free to express yourself and surround yourself with love and good vibes. I also love the fact that photos have the power to touch so many people. I think it’s really important to...

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Welcome to the Big Air Challenge!   Welcome to this week's #deftsquad challenge! After an EPIC weekend full of snow, we are proud to offer you the Big Air challenge! Get out into the backcountry and build a massive booter! Or you could just send it off of the biggest jump at your local terrain park. Your call! To submit your video, post it to Instagram, tag us (@deftoptics) with the hashtag (#deftsquad) so we can easily find your post when looking for the winner!   Last Week's Winner: @alexfogo85   For repping the BEST gaper gear out of all...

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  This week, we're featuring Vlad Radion for the #chooseyouradventure project! For me, the most important thing in photography are emotions and being able to capture the real beauty of my subject. Most of my photography work are weddings and portraits. I spend a lot of time with people that I don't really know. Before every shoot, I trying to get to know my subject and connect with them. When my subject is comfortable in front of the camera, I can truly capture their real character. What initially inspired you to start skiing or snowboarding? I have been snowboarding since...

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#Deftsquad Challenge : Best Gaper Gear   Spring is right around the corner! The weather is getting warmer, the snow is getting softer, the BBQ's are heating up, and liquid courage is flowing EVERYWHERE! We want you to find your greatest ski gear from the 80's, 90's, or early 00's, throw it on and take a few photos! To submit your entry for the best gaper gear challenge, simply post a photo/video to Instagram with the tag @DeftOptics & #Deftsquad so we can easily find your atrocious ski gear!      Last week's #Deftsquad challenge winner was @zekew24. Click the...

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