TECH TIP: Getting the Shot with Corey Rich: Ski Photography 101, Episode 1

by Corey Rich

Capturing great pictures of skiing and snowboarding is, in some ways, no different than shooting any other action sport. In other ways, however, ski photography is a totally different beast. In this Tech Tip, I reveal over a decade of wisdom, tips and tricks that I have learned while shooting the commercial stills for such Tahoe ski resorts as Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar. Learn why great ski photography begins before you’re even on the mountain, what type of equipment works best in these demanding situations, and little lifesavers such as why you should always zip your pack closed and never leave it on while riding a chair lift. Whether you’re out there with your kids and spouse ripping groomers, or you’re with a professional athlete trying to land the next cover of Powder magazine, this introductory primer will help you get the shot next time you’re on the slope.

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Dave Katz April 2, 2014 - 2:14 am

Corey – Thanks for sharing the good tips. I learned a few of these lessons the hard way before. It was the end of the day, and I had been skiing with my pack on all day, forgot I had it on and almost crushed a lens by sitting back on my backpack in the chairlift. Luckily it was padded by a spare layer in my pack. A close call for sure. Mis-haps aside, thanks for sharing 🙂 Cheers!

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