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    Professional Photographer to the Rescue: ski photography tips for dramatic action

    | Photography Tips | 22/03/2013 00:01am
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    Our professional photographer’s recommended gear

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: Ortovox Avalanche transceiver

    Ortovox Avalanche Transceiver

    This is an essential piece of safety equipment for anyone who is going to go off-piste. It’s a radio beacon that is worn on a harness under my ski jacket. It sends out a signal that can be tracked by companions or rescue teams should you get caught by an avalanche.

    It works as a receiver, as well as a transmitter, so you can look for others too, using the headphones that come with it. Mine is pretty ancient, but has lasted me 20 years. Current-day models are smaller and typically cost £200 /$300.

     

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: Ortovox shovel

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: Ortovox probe

    Ortovox Probe and Shovel
    Two more essential safety accessories. The collapsible spade and folding pole (from £40/$60 each) help you find anyone caught in an avalanche. The spade is also handy for building jumps, and the pole for checking landing areas for hidden rocks.

     

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: Sekonic L-408 light meter

    Sekonic L-408 Light Meter
    Bright white snow makes your camera’s built-in meter pretty useless. I use this old handheld meter to measure the light falling on the subject (an ‘incident’ reading), rather than the light reflected from it. It also works with flash – the similar L-308 costs around £140/$235.

     

    Our professional photographer's recommended gear: Colorright Pro

    ColorRight Pro
    Setting an accurate White Balance is not easy in the snow, and on commercial shoots I often use this accessory to help me take an accurate manual setting, which gives me a consistent value through a shoot. It costs around £90/$130.

    PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
    PAGE 2: Ski photography tips for during the shoot
    PAGE 3: Final tips from our professional photographer
    PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
    PAGE 5: Shot of the Day

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    Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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