"God bless anyone that tries ski photography," Jack Affleck,
director of photography at Vail Resorts says. With the elements to battle,
skiers' egos to stroke and harsh lighting - Affleck may be right. Ski
photography is hard.
But it doesn't have to be. In this series on taking great
ski pictures, Affleck shows the amateur photographer how to avoid the typical
pitfalls of capturing your vacation: overexposure, dull action shots, and
consistently boring subjects. Follow
these easy tips and you'll go home with a Facebook profile-worthy shot or
something that will fit perfectly into the Christmas card.
"What kind of camera is best to use in flat light? A flat
camera!" Affleck jokes. He says he avoids shooting in flat light when possible,
but knows what to do when it's absolutely necessary.
These tips are designed to be used with a point and shoot camera and
not to be considered advanced photo tips.
Next week, Affleck explains how to nail the
action shot. Got a request for photography tips from Jack? Let us know on Facebook.
-- Morgan Bast