• Sam Box

Shrediting Photos

The Echo's own Sam Box offers some useful advice on how to edit ski photos.

With this glorious and long awaited neige we have been receiving, it is prime time to get those pitted snaps. The edit can make or break these photographs and so in this article, we will delve into some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your shots. It should be said that I am by no means an expert and am still learning to edit these shots to their best potential but I will share some things I have learnt. These tips will generally apply to shooting on a DLSR and editing RAW files in Adobe Lightroom but can somewhat be applied to shooting and editing photographs on a phone.

Getting everything right when taking a picture is essential to being able to edit the shot correctly. Particularly with the exposure, if you have blown out the highlights in the first place then trying to save them may be pointless. However, if you still have detail in the whites, you want to get the exposure to a point where you can see some of this detail. If the snow is looking better but rider is now too dark, you can make local adjustments to brighten the subject, or vice versa.

This leads on to one of the hardest parts of editing powder shots, particularly when shooting in flat light, which i