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Shoot Like a Pro

The Scott Markewitz Photo Workshop Kicks off Thursday. Sign up now!
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Ever wondered how ski photographers get the mindblowing shots we run in Skiing Magazine? Sign up for the Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop and find out. Markewitz, a master ski photographer and tireless innovator, has been contributing to Skiing Magazine for decades. If you're an aspiring ski shooter and you want to up your game, this three-day intensive is an experience you won't want to miss.

But time is short, the workshop begins THIS THURSDAY, January 31 at Snowbird Resort in Utah. To sign up, call Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000. Locals who don't need lodging or lift tickets should contact Scott directly at

HERE'S A GALLERY OF SHOTS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS. Scott's press release, with all the details you need, is below.


Snowbird, UT - Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2013

I’m excited to announce my fourth annual workshop Jan 31-Feb 3, 2013 at Snowbird, UT. This intensive 3-day program is geared for photographers of all levels who are passionate about skiing, snowboarding and the outdoors and want to expand their photographic knowledge and skills. Participants will learn about all aspects of winter outdoor photography with morning and evening classroom sessions and daily on mountain sessions that give participants a chance to practice their skills photographing professional skiers and snowboarders in action. It’s an exciting and rewarding experience for everyone that will challenge students creatively, technically and physically. 

All participants should have a basic understanding of digital photography and be able to ski or snowboard most areas on the mountain comfortably while carrying their camera gear. Students are required to bring proper ski/snowboard equipment for any conditions, a DSLR camera with assorted lenses, a backpack to carry equipment while riding, a laptop with image processing software installed (Photoshop CS2 or higher, Lightroom, Aperture, or other similar programs), a memory card reader, thumb drive, and at least one external hard drive for storage.

The Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop includes three days of instruction both on the mountain and in the classroom as well as three nights at the Cliff Lodge, lift tickets, early trams and breakfast. The cost for the workshop is $1300 (double occupancy, plus taxes & fees) and interested parties can register by calling Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000. For locals who don't require lodging and/or lift tickets, please contact Scott Markewitz directly at for workshop only pricing.



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The fourth annual Scott Markewitz Photography Workshop begins THIS THURSDAY, January 31 at Snowbird Resort in Utah. To sign up, call Snowbird Central Reservations at (800) 453-3000. Locals who don't need lodging or lift tickets should contact Scott directly at HERE for more info on the workshop.

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