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Skateboard Photo C&C?

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May 03, 2011 10:04 |  #1
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Would there be anyone willing to go through my gallery of 205 images from this weekend at a local skate competition and tell me what works, what doesn't and what I should keep in mind?

Preferably someone with a lot of experience with this kind of thing, as Joe who shoots weddings may not have the same views that most people in the skateboarding scene would.

Please note this is volunteer only, just if you have some free time. I can't compensate financially.

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May 03, 2011 11:18 |  #2

I'll run through them real quick. I'm not a skate photographer, but I've been around it enough. From what I've seen its all about the size of the trick. Whether thats complexity or stair count. Some of the shots you couldn't pick out what they were doing, others you could make a pretty good guess.

#35 - Re-crop, add fill light
#40 - Re-crop
#71 - Re-crop
#102 - great shot but backgrounds distracting
#161 - crop kids on right out

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May 03, 2011 12:40 as a reply to  @ ZXDrew's post |  #3

I did not go through all of them, but one thing I did notice upon a quick browse was that the majority of your shots did not show the run up AND landing. In skateboard photography it is important to show BOTH.

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May 12, 2011 07:05 |  #4

as far as I saw going through your pictures, I agree with what Beach_Bum says ... run up and landing kinda missing

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May 12, 2011 07:11 |  #5

yup, take care that you got the ground below the skater, otherwise there is nothing to set in relation to his/her height. also try to shoot with a wider aperture, to get a bit of separation between background and subject.

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