Originally Posted by rx2ski
My sister can no longer ski (and misses it very much). A GoPro or cellphone comes in handy to take photos and video of her kids on the slopes. She especially likes video to see how they've progressed.
My father could no longer ski after 2010 because of a heart condition.
A poster above mentioned that 98% of what is shot sucks. I fully agree with that. I shoot descents of interesting terrain on most powder days. I'm not exactly a pro, and I have no desire to watch most of what I shoot again after I review it to see what was actually captured. I shoot maybe 10% of what I ski, and maybe 10% I consider watchable (others may think that to be much lower).
My father watched all of it. Whenever I visited, he couldn't get enough of watching it. A lot of it dates from when I was still feeling my way around Wolf Creek and was skiing VERY defensively- two turns and stop, two and stop, etc.
He died in 2014. When we were going through his belongings, I found that he had watched everything I had put on youtube, over and over and over. I never knew.
We have all seen really crappy "gaper" youtube videos. Do we stop to consider that the footage might just not be for us? That it could be for family members who don't care about how well a person skis or is not skiing, and it gets uploaded into the public sphere so it can be shared with friends and family?
Edited by anachronism - 5/1/15 at 12:43pm