If you don’t already know I love snowboarding, so when I came across Dan Carr’s work, of course I found myself spending a bit of time going through all the photos. Now find out about the world of professional ski and snowboard photography through Dan’s RAW interview.
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m from England and I live in Canada. I’m a photographer but actualy hold a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
What made you get into photography?
I fell in love with Canada and needed a reason to stay. There isn’t much of an aerospace industry so I had to find something else to do.
How did you get started?
I used to ski with my buddies and a camera. They were always doing crazy things so I started to document them.
What sort of photography do you mainly do?
Ski and Snowboard.
What gear are you using?
Canon 1dMKIV, Canon 5dMKII, Canon 300mm f2.8 L IS, Canon 100mm f2.8 L IS Macro, Canon 24mm f1.4 MKII Canon 17-40 Canon 70-300 f4-5.6 L IS. Extenders and a fisheye + Elinchrom Lighting.
Whats your favourite lens and why?
Canon 300mm f2.8 L IS. Sharpest lens I’ve ever seen. You havent seen sharp till you try this one out.
How are you marketing yourself?
Whats your favourite photo you have taken?
Advice for new photographers looking to go pro?
You only get one first impression with a photo editor. Make it count. Wait until the time is right and your photos are good enough.