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eheathBiggest difference between filming skiing and anything else is that everything is white, the snow ya know. This tests the limits of your camera, which is why many people like to film with a "flatter" profile to preserve highlights and shadows. The key is to never blow out your whites, as soon as your shot is over exposed, it's nearly impossible to make it look normal because everything is white. Hope that helps.
newkid900I quickly noticed this. I think the biggest struggle I dealt with last weekend was not being able to see my LCD monitor. I have a GH4. While it is a great little camera I'm not sure if it is great for shooting skiing. There is something to be said for more traditional camera systems that aren't as small and have servo lenses.
newkid900Good to know. I was trying to adjust this on the chairlift, but couldn't figure it out. My next camera is going to be a GH5. Any suggestions on finding a handle for it? Also, what f-stop are you generally at?
eheathI couldn't tell you exactly where in the menu it is located, but you'll find it. Should have a bright(er) mode.
GH5 is a great camera, I love it, I don't have any recommendations for a handle but there are tons of cheap options. As for fstop, it all depends but mostly f8-16. With no ND filter, I have to use 16 or higher, but with an 1.2ND i set my fstop around 8-11.
newkid900Makes total sense. I know with skiing shots you want to have a deeper depth of field. Especially since your subject is moving. I know this same concept could be applied to stills as well.
eheathJust all depends, idk if I'd shoot like f4 or 2.8 if I could, but I only have one lens (20mm with two .9 nds) where I can actually shoot something at f2.8.
eheathThat I can actually can shoot at 2.8 during the day**
newkid900Are you shooting mostly motion or stills?
B_Kbuy a quality camera strap or a way to secure the camera to you so you can use both hands if need be. It makes me feel way more comfortable getting on and being on lifts with a camera. I use a blackrapid but thats because I mostly shoot stills.
GANDALFI shoot with a Gh5, and i personally dont like to push my aperture above f8 unless i have to. I use a variable nd to avoid constant changing of filters to adjust to different light situations. as far as shutter speed, i just refer to the 180 degree rule. you pretty much wanna set your camera up so you have to do as little fidgeting as possible. custom settings/presets are clutch. for example, i have various custom presets i programmed into the camera for various frame rates/light situations. makes everything easier. and like others have said, try to underexpose your shots so you dont blow out your whites.
SuspiciousFishYou experienced shooters probably know this but in Lightroom if you hold the "ALT" key when moving the Whites/Blacks slider it will show you an overlay so you know when you are clipping. This trick really changed the way I edit photos.