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Ski Photography Pointers From Grant Gunderson

Grant Gunderson is one of the most recognized ski photographers in the industry. Cover shots and photography contest wins adorn his resume, along with some of the most stunning images in the world of skiing. Here are some of his tips for getting the shot.

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As one of Gunderson’s Pacific Northwest athletes, I have spent countless hours in the sun, snow, and sleet trying to help produce photos that will…

As one of Gunderson’s Pacific Northwest athletes, I have spent countless hours in the sun, snow, and sleet trying to help produce photos that will remind others of why they love to ski. This winter, at Outdoor Research’s Vertfest photography clinic, Grant had the opportunity to share a few tips with aspiring ski photographers. I took a few notes. –Molly Baker

Here’s what Grant had to say:

The meter in your camera will be confused by excess light reflecting off of the snow. If you don’t have an incident meter, try taking a light meter reading off of your hand, or try over-exposing by a stop and a half.

Try new things.

Try new things.

The best light is in the early morning and late afternoon.

The best light is in the early morning and late afternoon.

The more photos you take, the more good ones you will have.

The more photos you take, the more good ones you will have.

They will tell you what they are most comfortable doing. If they’re not comfortable, they’re not going to look good in photos.

They will tell you what they are most comfortable doing. If they’re not comfortable, they’re not going to look good in photos.