After six years of professionally snow skiing around the World, Randy Wieman started "Hot Shots Photography and Video" in the ski resort of Mt Buller, VIC in 1986. The next winter the business was expanded to Thredbo, NSW where Hot Shots continues to operate.
Every winter, teams of photographers photograph all the skiers and visitors on the mountain and in the Village.
In 2005, Hot Shots set up in Niseko, Japan, “the powder skiing capitol of the World”. That first year, it snowed every day for 3 months. The photos were truly amazing with most customers buried in deep, light powder.
In 2009, Hot Shots set up shop in Alpen Ridge, 30 meters from the base of the Family Chair offering coffee and food as well as the best powder images and personal DVD movies
In the beginning, all photos were shot on transparencies (slides) and displayed by projecting those images onto screens. Shortly afterward a minilab was installed to produce the prints that photographers shot on negative film.
During the 2000 winter, a computer system was developed to put all of Hot Shots’ photographs on the internet so that skiers could view their photos after leaving the Resort.
The development of photographing, displaying and selling images has progressed to another level. At Hot Shots Photography and Video all photographs are taken with digital cameras and loaded onto www.hotshots.net.au the same day. A simple logical system has been developed to enable everybody to find their photographs at the touch of a few keys
Like life itself, photography is constantly evolving. We live in an exciting era with dramatic changes happening every day.
At www.hotshots.net.au we have embraced the future with the latest technology to provide our customers with a new service that will capture that magical moment that can only happen once in a life time. Nowhere else in the World provides a opportunity to get the “Perfect Powder Shot”.
I guarantee that you will be 100% satisfied with the quality of the digital print. If for any reason, you feel the quality is not what you expected, we will reprint the photo, replace the photo, or give you a full refund. In order to act on the Guarantee, the photo must be returned to Hot Shots
It is our goal at Hot Shots Photography and Video to capture your special moments with professional digital imaging and facilitate the viewing and purchasing of those images.