Secret Photography Tip
I have been in this business for a long time and I don't like to mess around on shoots: I fly in, get the shot and get out. The novelty of hanging out in places like Government Camp, OR has long worn off.
Most of the magic on a ski or snowboard shoot happens all in a couple hours, so you have to bust ass to cover all the angles and maximize your return and the athletes' exposure.
How do you work so efficiently you might ask?
The answer: 2 cameras.
That means twice the amount of shots right?
So I put a nice fixed lens like an 85 or a 100 on a tripod with a pocket wizard and then I shoot another angle. That means I have to stay half as long to get twice as many shots (that didn't really make sense, but you know what I mean...). I've shot cover shots like this before.
Here's a good example:There's me on the jump shooting a fisheye of Callum Petit boosting in the late day.
Here's the shot from the deck with some nice fill to give a totally differently look.
So of course, double the shots, double the cash in the pocket right?