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Take Great Ski Photos with These Tips

Take Great Ski Photos with These Tips
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On sunny days, during the very early morning or late afternoon, the light is much warmer and at a lower angle in the sky — the magic hours.

On cloudy and snowy days, head for the trees (glades). The trees will cast small shadows and add contrast and depth to your photos.

What is the best way to frame a shot?

First, it’s always good to place your subject on a horizon line so they aren’t up against a plain white slope. Using a horizon line will add definition and contrast and make him/her pop in the image.

Next, determine what you are trying to convey with the image.

If you want to show how much fun your kids are having, then you might want to get up close and personal and capture their expressions.

If you are trying to show how steep something is try using a tele-photo lens and shoot from far away. The tele-photo lens will compress the image and make it look really steep.

If you’re trying to shoot a jump, go with a wide-angle lens and get as close as possible, it will make the jump look big.

This subject gets more complex, but incorporating the above elements is a good place to start.

What mistakes did you make early on?

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

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