‘Tis the season, the folks at the New York Institute of Photography are getting lots of letters from NYI students and other Web visitors about taking photos in cold weather. They’ve been kind enough to contribute this piece and another which discusses how to take great ski photographs, and that means going out in the … Continue reading How Should I Handle My Camera In Cold Weather?
We’re talking here about downhill skiing. (And whatever we say for skiers is equally true about taking pictures of those snowboarders who are crowding them off the slopes these days.) Before you take a picture of a skier on the slopes, you should consider the answers to three questions: How should I handle the camera … Continue reading How to Take Great Skiing Pictures
Lac Beauport (QC), Canada – The big eastern snow drought of December, 1998 weighed heavily on my mind as I packed my ski gear. I prepared for my annual pilgrimage from Florida to visit the in-laws in Québec City, and I fretted about what I would encounter once I arrived. My concerns deepened as I … Continue reading Le Relais
Ski superstar Phil Mahre once said that skiing, for him, was best summed up as ‘the art of falling into the turn’. Indeed if you watch any accomplished skier carefully you will see a moment of relaxation between turns. n When first learning to give in to gravity, its often a battle with instinct. You … Continue reading Get Weightless Between Turns to Escape the Intermediate Rut
When most people think of skiing today they think of high-speed quads, gondolas, multi million dollar lodges, computerized snowmaking systems and fifty dollar lift tickets. In terms of location, most people recognize either Vermont or Colorado as skiing meccas, home to conglomerate or corporate owned resorts. A vast difference from the day of the ropetow, … Continue reading Peak Adventures
Most skiers have the natural tendency of trying to force their skis to turn. This force can take different guises: many people throw their shoulders into the turn to rotate their skis, others hold their feet together and shove out their hips, and some people even actually jump and just twist their skis in the … Continue reading Tip-toeing Like a Beast: Smooth and Powerful Skiing
Powder. To skiers the word means many things. Some associate it with cold, wet, floundering. Others perhaps see it as a good shoveling chore for the kids! However to many skier’s powder represents the ultimate in skiing pleasure. The Western U.S. is known worldwide for its amazing powder skiing. However anyone who has spent much … Continue reading Skiing Powder