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  1. ImNick

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    my friend chris

    gapping from the banked sidewalk to the road
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    180 off of that banked sidewalk
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    Way too wide angle. Very distracting background.

    Get closer. Use flash. GET HIS FACE!

    ~Michael~
     
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    +1

    It's important to try and catch the person's face.
     
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    can't afford to get a flash. i used the pop up in the second.

    in the first i tried to get the sidewalk to show the gap he is hopping. and a lot of times, face isnt that important in a BMX photo.
     
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    No, it is. I ride and shoot bmx all the time. You need to shoot this closer, and from a different angle. These dudes know what they're talking about.
     
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    ok, then why is it that i can find countless bmx photos published in magazines that of which do not show the face?
     
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    I think there only trying to you "Constructive Criticism". Don't get offended!
     
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    You're right. Your pictures were absolutely flawless and you should be getting paid by Albes Dans Ride and Dig to have your pictures used. My apologies.
     
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    #2 looks like a recipe for disaster.
    is that grand marquis as close to hitting him as it looks?
    i think im getting old but that looks dangerous. lol
     
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    Don't come here asking for help if you don't want it!

    There is a vast amount of knowledge in these forums and you would do well to listen!

    Need to get closer, get under him, get a fish eye and use the flash!
     
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    he is landing in the sidewalk. he was very close to hitting me and not the car. trust me, i am taking in the criticism, just i have seen many, many BMX photos not involving the face and you all make it sound like the face MUST be in the photo. I am trying to save up for a flash but im practically broke so it is kind of difficult. I could care less about getting paid by dig, ride, albes etc. (yeah, i know you were using sarcasm) Even if my photos were good enough to get published, getting paid wouldnt be that big of a concern. this is only a hobby not my job.
     
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    I basically agree with everything everyone else said. But I think the wide angle looks pretty cool in #1. It makes the photo "dangerous".

    Nonetheless I would recommend to not do a "dead canter"-shot. I know that's hard to do in BMX.shots, but a different angle (or at least a different crop) would've made the photo more interesting IMO.
     

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