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Inspiring winter action shots
It’s the dead of winter—a time when some of us sit in front of our computers and try to learn some new tricks in Photoshop. But sitting and not shooting just won't do for some of us. Here’s the work of half a dozen photographers who’d rather hit the slopes.
Part of National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s web site, Bill McChesney brought a medium-format film camera loaded with Fuji Velvia and Provia film and caught not just the action, but some amazing color and light.
Photo © Bill McChesney.
If you haven’t heard Jack Howard’s Tech Tock podcast interview with this very talented photographer, check it out now! His work is creative, breathtaking, and inspiring, as evidenced by this portfolio of his work featured in Powder magazine.
Photo © Grant Gunderson
A seasoned Ski shooter, Jonathan Selkowitz has photographed competitive racing, snowboarding, the works. No matter which subject he tackles, he knows how to capture the moment.
If you want to get a sense of man-vs-nature in skiing photography, check out Dan Hudson’s blog. This Chatter Creek (Canada)-based shooter doesn’t necessarily zoom up to the action, but rather concentrates on showing skiers against dramatic, snow-capped backdrops.
Photo © Dan Hudson
Swedish shooter Peter Lundstrom, a snowboarder who was forced into retirement from due to a snowboarding accident, picked up a camera so he could continue to hang with his buddies. He also discovered he had a great eye. Here’s a very small portfolio of his work…you can see more on Onboard magazine, where he’s a regular contributor.
Photo © Peter Lundstrom
Snowboarders, like skateboarders, are an inventive, daring lot. They try things that make saner people go “why and how do they do that without fracturing every bone in their body?” Dean Blotto Gray is there to document it all—and with a middle name like “Blotto,” well, what could go wrong? View his work in this ESPN portfolio.
Photo © Dean Blotto Gray
So, what are you still doing sitting there reading this? Grab your (waterproof) camera, get out, strap on some skis, and go!