"Lisa   Densmore   Ballard   wears   many   hats   as   well   as   helmets,   hiking   boots,   backpacks and   jackets"...   And   it   is   true!   She   is   blessed   with   immense   talents.   Lisa   is   an   Emmy- winning   television   producer   and   host,   award-winning   writer   and   photographer,   champion skier.   Now   she   lives   in   Red   Lodge   and   if   you   come   there   to   learn   how   to   ski   you   can   be one of lucky ones to be trained by her. And above all she has a great personality. Visit http://lisadensmore.com/ to find out more about Lisa and her arts, books, photos JBN:   You   are   Emmy-winning   television   producer   and   host,   award-winning   writer and photographer, champion skier... What is the key to your success? Lisa    Ballard:    The    key    to    my    successes    are    the    willingness    to    work    hard    and    to thoroughly   learn   each   of   these   skills,   and   just   as   importantly   to   love   what   I   do.   I   push myself to do better all the time, too. JBN: What from that list bring to you real joy? Lisa Ballard:  Going really fast on skis; and taking a stunning photograph. JBN: How long on average does it take you to write a book? Lisa Ballard: 9 months, and the end is painful, kind of like having a baby ;-). JBN: Does writing energize or exhaust you? Lisa Ballard: I t exhausts me. It is completely absorbing mentally. JBN:   Some   writers   describe   themselves   as   planners,   while   others   plunge   right   in   to   the   writing.   Would   you   consider   yourself a planner or a plunger? Lisa Ballard: Both. To write a good magazine article or book takes a lot of research and/or interviews. Once I start writing, I plunge in. JBN: Do you work from any kind of plan? Lisa   Ballard:   I   develop   the   Contents   first   for   a   book.   For   a   magazine   article,   I   have   an   idea   from   the   editor   what   is   expected.   I   work out a strong lead then try to weave a good story. JBN: You train skiers. Is it true that almost everybody can learn how to ski? Lisa Ballard: Yes. With modern ski gear and competent coach, anyone can learn to ski in a half-day. JBN: You did so many gorgeous photo... How did you get interested in photography? Lisa   Ballard:    I've   always   been   drawn   to   visual   arts.   That   said,   I   never   planned   to   become   a   professional   photographer.   I   got   a   book contract   in   2002   for   a   hiking   guide   book   that   required   I   provide   the   photos,   too.   I   told   the   editor   that   I   wasn't   a   professional photographer.   She   replied,   "I'm   not   going   to   hire   a   photographer   to   go   on   60   hikes   with   you!"   So   I   learned   to   shoot.   It   was   my   favorite part of putting that book together. Still is, for all 10 of my books. JBN: Do you have your favorite photo's trip? Lisa Ballard: Wildlife safari in Tanzania in 2010! JBN: What was your first camera? Lisa Ballard: As a professional photographer, a Nikon D100. JBN: What is your favorite recommend for others? Lisa   Ballard:   Today   I   shoot   mainly   a   Nikon   D500,   which   I   recommend   for   professional   shooters.   For   everyone   else   who   wants   to shoot a DSLR, any camera from Nikon's 7000 series. You can put any lens on them. The image quality is excellent. JBN: About what topic you can talk for hours and hours? Lisa Ballard: Skiing, photography, the outdoors. JBN:  What you adore about skiing? Lisa Ballard: Gliding downhill, especially on a powder day, is heavenly, sheer freedom. JBN: What are you working on now?  Lisa Ballard: Mostly magazine articles and organizing my 2018-19 ski camps and clinics.
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EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT AWARDS In June 2017, the Outdoor Writers Association of America honored Lisa with two Excellence in Craft Awards for photography. Lisa's photo, "Sunrise Hunter with Horse", which appear on the cover of Lowa's hunting footwear catalog, took 2nd place in the "People" category. Her photo, "Kayaker on Bowman Lake", which was published in Woodstock Magazine, took 3rd place in the "Outdoor Fun & Adventure" category.
"Lisa               Densmore Ballard     wears     many hats       as       well       as helmets,    hiking    boots, backpacks                and jackets"... And   it   is   true! She     is     blessed     with immense    talents.    Lisa is     an     Emmy-winning television   producer   and host,        award-winning writer                        and p   h   o   t   o   g   r   a   p   h   e   r   ,     champion   skier.   Now   she   lives   in   Red   Lodge   and   if   you   come there   to   learn   how   to   ski   you   can   be   one   of   lucky   ones   to   be trained by her. And above all she has a great personality. Visit   http://lisadensmore.com/   to   find   out   more   about   Lisa   and   her arts, books, photos JBN:   You   are   Emmy-winning   television   producer   and   host, award-winning    writer    and    photographer,    champion    skier... What is the key to your success? Lisa   Ballard:   The   key   to   my   successes   are   the   willingness   to work   hard   and   to   thoroughly   learn   each   of   these   skills,   and   just as   importantly   to   love   what   I   do.   I   push   myself   to   do   better   all   the time, too. JBN: What from that list bring to you real joy? Lisa   Ballard:    Going   really   fast   on   skis;   and   taking   a   stunning photograph. JBN: How long on average does it take you to write a book? Lisa   Ballard:   9   months,   and   the   end   is   painful,   kind   of   like   having a baby ;-). JBN: Does writing energize or exhaust you? Lisa Ballard: I t exhausts me. It is completely absorbing mentally. JBN:   Some   writers   describe   themselves   as   planners,   while others   plunge   right   in   to   the   writing.   Would   you   consider yourself a planner or a plunger? Lisa   Ballard:   Both.   To   write   a   good   magazine   article   or   book takes   a   lot   of   research   and/or   interviews.   Once   I   start   writing,   I plunge in. JBN: Do you work from any kind of plan? Lisa    Ballard:    I    develop    the    Contents    first    for    a    book.    For    a magazine   article,   I   have   an   idea   from   the   editor   what   is   expected. I work out a strong lead then try to weave a good story. JBN:   You   train   skiers.   Is   it   true   that   almost   everybody   can learn how to ski? Lisa   Ballard:   Yes.   With   modern   ski   gear   and   competent   coach, anyone can learn to ski in a half-day. JBN:   You   did   so   many   gorgeous   photo...   How   did   you   get interested in photography? Lisa   Ballard:    I've   always   been   drawn   to   visual   arts.   That   said,   I never   planned   to   become   a   professional   photographer.   I   got   a book   contract   in   2002   for   a   hiking   guide   book   that   required   I provide    the    photos,    too.    I    told    the    editor    that    I    wasn't    a professional   photographer.   She   replied,   "I'm   not   going   to   hire   a photographer   to   go   on   60   hikes   with   you!"   So   I   learned   to   shoot. It   was   my   favorite   part   of   putting   that   book   together.   Still   is,   for   all 10 of my books. JBN: Do you have your favorite photo's trip? Lisa Ballard: Wildlife safari in Tanzania in 2010! JBN: What was your first camera? Lisa Ballard: As a professional photographer, a Nikon D100. JBN: What is your favorite recommend for others? Lisa    Ballard:    Today    I    shoot    mainly    a    Nikon    D500,    which    I recommend   for   professional   shooters.   For   everyone   else   who wants   to   shoot   a   DSLR,   any   camera   from   Nikon's   7000   series. You can put any lens on them. The image quality is excellent. JBN: About what topic you can talk for hours and hours? Lisa Ballard: Skiing, photography, the outdoors. JBN:  What you adore about skiing? Lisa   Ballard:   Gliding   downhill,   especially   on   a   powder   day,   is heavenly, sheer freedom. JBN: What are you working on now?  Lisa   Ballard:   Mostly   magazine   articles   and   organizing   my   2018- 19 ski camps and clinics.
Johnson’s Billings News
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  Lisa Ballard: I've always been drawn to visual arts
EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT AWARDS In June 2017, the Outdoor Writers Association of America honored Lisa with two Excellence in Craft Awards for photography. Lisa's photo, "Sunrise Hunter with Horse", which appear on the cover of Lowa's hunting footwear catalog, took 2nd place in the "People" category. Her photo, "Kayaker on Bowman Lake", which was published in Woodstock Magazine, took 3rd place in the "Outdoor Fun & Adventure" category.