Ski & Snow Photography TIPS & TRICKS
Winter Landscapes Tip 1
Choose the DSLR Beach/Snow Scene Mode or COOLPIX Snow Scene Mode and the camera settings will be optimised for you automatically.
Winter Landscapes Tip 2
Switch on VR (vibration reduction) on your lens to help stabilise your camera.
Winter Landscapes Tip 3
Use a wide-angle lens to capture the full scene, but also zoom in on some landmarks as well, for variety in your images.
Winter Landscapes Tip 4
For better composition, make sure the horizon is either one third below or above the middle of the frame.
Winter Landscapes Tip 5
If you’re shooting portraits when the weather is bright and sunny, use flash to fill in light around your subject’s face.
Winter Landscapes Tip 6
Take advantage of the light at sunrise and sunset, which has softer shadows, revealing more details.
Winter Sports Tip 1
Choose the Sports Scene Mode on your DSLR or COOLPIX and your camera will automatically optimise its settings.
Winter Sports Tip 2
Use continuous high-speed shooting to capture fast-moving action, so you’ll never miss a decisive moment.
Winter Sports Tip 3
Switch off VR (vibration reduction) on your lens for better results when shooting fast action images.
Winter Sports Tip 4
Keep backgrounds clear by avoiding chairlift cables or signposts. The sky or a distant line of trees will make a better background.
Winter Sports Tip 5
Use your zoom to get up close to your subject, rather than moving yourself into position and standing too close to the action.
Winter Sports Tip 6
For the best light, try to position yourself so that the sun is over your left or right shoulder.
Winter Sports Tip 7
Avoid taking action shots when the sun is low in the sky – normally before 10am or after 4pm. Those times are better for landscape shots.
Ski Lift Selfies Tip 1
If your camera has a vari-angle screen, selfies are made easy by swivelling the screen around to face you.
Ski Lift Selfies Tip 2
Whichever camera you use, stabilise your arm on the safety rail and wrap the camera strap tightly around your wrist to keep your camera steady.
Ski Lift Selfies Tip 3
Be still as you smile, and wait for the chairlift pylon to pass behind you before clicking the shutter continuously or using burst mode.
Ski Lift Selfies Tip 4
If you capture several trees in the background of your shot, they will blur and make it look like you’re moving quite quickly.