BMX C&C

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  1. redtippmann

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    Well my friend needed some photos for his sponsor so he asked me to get some photos of him.
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    It was difficult because it was really bright out and I didnt have any ND filters so I had to go ISO200 1/250 & f/9. I really wanted to use a lower fstop but the weather prevented that.:grumpy:
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    Not the most creative BMX shots I have seen by far. Search for JimmyO, he should be able to give you some better info/angles.







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    thanks, I never shot it before and the hardest part was the timing.
     
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    the D2H is what, 8 FPS?? that should take care of any timing issues. Your problem, as I see it, is the angles at which you are shooting. that first jump looks like something I used to do on my old huffy. You need to get down lower, make the jumps seem higher. Plus, the background on that shot is horrible. You have both a car, and a dumpster cutting into your subject.

    Image 2. You did not get the sign he is posing under completely in frame; if it did not have anything to do with the shot, it shouldn't be there- but it does. It is a "No Bicycling" sign.

    3 is your best of the bunch. The detail on the forks seem to get a bit soft. Interesting shoot angle.





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    Yeah the D2H does have a fps of 8 but when you have a vivitar 285HV and a SB-600 both at full power the recharge time is about 3 seconds.

    But hopefully I can get some reflectors so I can just bounce light back towards the other side of the subject. And then I could get f/2.8 and 1/2500 so the cars would be out of focus.
     
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    Make the cars not be there.






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    Sponsor? Lol
    Bmx? Lol

    Anyways...

    Cant the D2h do iso 100? That would help. Dont plan on using reflectors with bmx either.

    Timing? I see one action shot.

    On the plus side the lighting looks alright, nothing great but its balanced.

    But dont fret, i dont think i could take a good picture of someone dropping a 3 stair. If you want some inspiration im about to post a bmx picture thread in a bout a minute.
     
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    Yeah Im not 100% sure if he really has a sponsor. But hopefully we can head over to an actual park sometime soon. And no the d2h only goes down to 200.

    But I looked at your flickr and noticed the BMX pictires. And ill look for more shots like those, and mabey a better rider. ;)
     

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