I was invited to drop by the Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) All-Mountain Ski & Ride Camp this week to photograph the athletes, including some paralympian’s and wounded warriors. This post is not about photography (although I’ve included some images from the camp), but rather to showcase the extreme talent of those individuals who attended the camp. To that point, my own ski and snowboarding ego was put in check when I saw one of the blind snowboarders racing down the NASTAR course only 2 days after I watched him learn to ride for the first time!
Articles from: January 2012
One of the first concepts I learned about in portrait photography was “Lens Compression.” The common definition is that a telephoto lens will “compress” the foreground and background together. This produces a more pleasing portrait that doesn’t distort facial features while still drawing attention to your subject (and not the background). In this post, I’ll get into more detail as to what lens compression truly is (and isn’t) and discuss how it applies to other genres of photography, like landscapes.
Steamboat Resort recently hosted the USSA Rocky Mountain Division for a halfpipe and moguls competition. Athletes from both the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and out of town clubs gave it their best on this blue bird sky, three-day event.