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

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

Shot of the Day

Shot of the Day

Our apprentice says
“We had been looking out for a dramatic spot for an off-piste jump shot that we could all get to safely – and had been told of this location by veteran Verbier photo pro Mark Shapiro.

“It was just yards from the piste, but still took a bit of a climb to get into position. Contrary to appearance Rob did not approach the edge at speed, just taking a small run so that he could drop perfectly into the pre-checked landing spot.”

Our Professional Photographer says
“The secret for the shot was to set up the frame and focus beforehand, and count the boarder in and simply wait for him to drop into the right part of the frame.

“Timing is everything, and you have to wait for the snowboarder to get his grab to get a clean technically-correct picture. It can be quite intense when you are waiting, particularly as Chris didn’t have a 10fps motordrive. Chris’s shot with his 3fps D3000 is therefore simply amazing!”

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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