Pro photographer Melody Sky identifies 10 common mistakes with ski photography... and more importantly how to fix them!
1. Skier too small in the frame
I see this all the time in ski holiday snaps. One of the reasons may be that you’re simply too far away from the skier. Move in closer or don’t descend too far down the piste. Discuss with the skier where they’re going to ski and decide between you where they’re most likely to do their best turns.
Get into your shooting position and if you need to zoom in, use something to gauge how your skier will fill the frame, for example, a nearby tree, rock, or patterns on the snow. Don’t zoom in too close or it may be difficult to follow the action. The more practiced you become, the closer you can get whilst being able to keep a fast moving subject in the frame.