What's this? A press photographer that knows the importance of context in snowboard photography! Yup, we didn't believe it either, but by the looks of this, professional sports photographer Mark Pain does know his stuff.

Have you ever wondered how to make the most out of your camera on holiday or in your local snowdome? Or even what lenses to buy to kit out your photo box? This quick video is a great introduction to the basics of shooting snowboarding, well worth a watch if you're planning on being the next Matt Georges or Scott Serfas.

It was shot at the recent Shoreditch Showdown in London and has a few quick cameos from UK rail shredders Will Smith and Sparrow Knox. Still not convinced? Check out some of the shots from the vid below:

Sparrow Knox can knock out a decent front board

If you want to know more about using digital cameras in snowsports, check out our guide to using DSLRs for filming here.