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Jul 11, 2010 03:53 |  #31
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Erik_L wrote in post #10514068 (external link)
That's good info, but I notice that very few of the pics taken with my 30mm are keepers, but I like the ones taken with the 85. These are AMATEUR SKATEBOARDERS - they skate with headphones on, don't listen to me, and just sortof do their own thing. Some of the guys cooperate and I can get them to "plan things out", but for the most part, i'm just running around getting pictures of whatever looks cool at that moment :)

I'll give it a try. Part of what I like about my pics is the DoF, and wide pictures lack that entirely.

If you skate, take trips with you and your buddies to spots and just shoot one or two tricks there, instead of shooting a ton of random people doing a ton of random things. If you don't skate... well, you're pretty much SOL.

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Jul 14, 2010 20:08 |  #32

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Mar 08, 2011 08:33 |  #33

the couple times i went to the skatepark with my kids I've noticed that most of the skaters seem to do the same tricks over and over till they get it right.. watch them and pre-focus.

my widest lens is 28mm :( looks like a wide angle is on my wish list for the summer activities.

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Mar 11, 2011 01:39 |  #34

Others have mentioned it but it really isn't about the skater, it's about what they're doing and that's all about the environment and the trick. Timing catching the trick at it's peak and filling the frame with what they're going off of. You can get a good portrait of the kids in tight but it loses all the context. Just depends on what you're going for though. There's some of the close shots you've got that I really like too.

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Mar 14, 2011 06:11 as a reply to  @ Shipley's post |  #35

personally i like these style of shot, you can see more of the facial expressions mid trick, more of the little details. mix these with the wide shots.
have you tried showing the kids the pics your taking? most young guys love to see how they look on the screen :rolleyes:. might help getting some co-operation.
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