Featured Sponsored How To Take Great Ski Photos With Just Your Phone

Discussion in 'Chairlift Chat' started by SkiEssentials, Feb 15, 2018.

  1. SkiEssentials

    SkiEssentials Slashing Turns and Prices Industry Insider Pugski Sponsor

    Nov 13, 2015
    Are you ever browsing social media and think to yourself, "how did they get such an amazing shot?" It's easier than you think. This week on Chairlift Chat our Utah contributor, Drew, checks in with his guide to taking great ski photos with just your phone.
  2. oldschoolskier

    oldschoolskier Out on the slopes Skier

    Dec 6, 2015
    Ontario Canada
    Good very simple rules to follow.

    I shoot with both a NIKON DSLR and my iPhone. Both definitely have their advantages.

    DSLR (good quality and up), lense choice, image type, shutter, f stop settings, exposure compensation. After shot software composition. The biggest draw back is size, weight and complexity.

    iPhone (or other brand equivalent), small (compared to camera), easy to carry, 99% of people carry one, image quality is getting better (compared to DSLR’s), APPs compesate for lack of settings. Likely the biggest advantage is can be summed up in one simple phrase, Almost Always With You!
  3. CrystalRose

    CrystalRose Putting on skis Skier

    Apr 25, 2017
    Southern California
    Thanks for this! I didn't even know the burst function existed on my phone! I wonder what else I'm missing out on...
  4. BoofHead

    BoofHead Putting on skis Skier

    May 12, 2017
    I don’t wear my glasses when skiing, so I take video with my iPhone and scroll through frame by frame looking for the money shots.
    A good option for the MrMagoos like myself.
    Kbat117 and newboots like this.
  5. DaveM

    DaveM Booting up Skier

    Jul 18, 2017
    Massachusetts, USA
    Thank you for posting some nice tips for "smartphone photography". I often ski with a small backpack holding my DSLR and its lens, in addition to another lens. I started taking skiing photos with a little point-and-shoot camera, several years ago, then also brought the DSLR. Since I got an iPhone in mid-2016, I started bringing that one, too. Yes, there are times when a decent photo with the iPhone suffices - and the phone photos can be sent with text messages pretty quickly to family & friends.

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