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Journalistic Mountain Shots?

Postby livetothemax96 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:59 pm

Hi all,

After recently joining the school yearbook as a photojournalist and learning what makes a good journalistic picture I found myself staging this one during a little tour around mayflower gulch and it got me thinking about what makes interesting, storytelling skiing/climbing pictures. By that I mean you can always get the powder face-shot or the sandstone free-solo, but what could you do to make the picture tell a story?
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Re: Journalistic Mountain Shots?

Postby MonGoose » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:35 pm

Your photo made me laugh, pretty funny. The pass could be a little closer to the skier and still have the same effect, and the photo would be tighter.

I think taking a photo that tells a story on the slopes is difficult. There's always the skier being followed by an avalanche (which we will never be in position to photograph) or the awkward stance of a skier right before they fall. You might have better luck at the terrain park, constant action and regular wipeouts.

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