Photoshopping Utah Heli Skiing

Taking skiing pictures can be a bit of a challenge due to the wide dynamic range of light. While one can use Photoshop to manipulate JPEG's a bit, shooting Camera RAW (pictures taken with Canon 40D and 50D) allows a bit more latitude to adjust the image especially blown-out highlights along with bringing out the shadows. This provides some "pop" that more closely resembles how your eye actually saw the powder get ripped up!

"Adjusted" RAW images - mouse over image to compare to as-shot JPEG

Check out a whole bunch of pictures from a day of heli skiing in Utah.