Skateboarding Photos

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Derek Zoolander, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Derek Zoolander

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    I wasn't getting very much luck in the beginners forum so maybe I'll have more luck here. I was pretty excited to share these and didn't get very much response so maybe a more targeted audience will breed more conversation. The general understanding is that if there aren't any comments, the photos are just "eh" and boring. If that's the case, I'd appreciate ideas on how I can make them more exciting. Thank you!

    Here are some shots of friends skating at a nearby church. I was going for a dramatic surreal look...thoughts? C&C?

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    There are a few others here if interested: Jessie + Mike + Skate - a set on Flickr

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Derek Zoolander

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    ha guess i gave this part of the forum too much credit! ended up getting more responses in beginner after all...
     
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    You didn't wait very long, take to much speed today ? j/k :lol:

    These dudes have huge veins, wow. #2 pic reminds me of the artist Moby, the baldness maybe. It's your best pose, but the blur doesn't work well, I'd go back and try again.
     
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    If I had to pick a favourite, it would be the last shot. The action shots are just the skaters in complete darkness.. Doesn't give any perception of the trick or risk, if you know what i mean? Keep it up, look at skate mags and study the pics for composition and ideas.
     
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    I really like number 6, would be even better if he was facing into the photo rather than out, but that's the only complaint!!

    I think HoboSyke has a point though, it would be nice to see some kind of surroundings in the action shots, but they're great for what they are!!!
     
  6. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

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    Thanks guys. Great points about showing a little more of the surroundings. I was going for the artsy thing, but I think I can still be artsy and show a little bit of the surroundings for perspective. Just need to figure out the lighting...

    Thanks again I appreciate you taking your time to comment.
     
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    alot of off camera flash being used, yeah?
     
  8. Derek Zoolander

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    Yes! 2 in the action shots. 1 in the others.
     
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    nice shots :sexywink:
     
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    excellent shoot....the closeups are very fine.
     
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    closeups are good, but what the hell is going on with #1 and #6? You really did a bodge job in post with the blacks i don't even know what you we're trying to get at with them
     
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    Haha that was actually the look i was going for. And I didn't actually have to do much in post processing. All I did was edit out the steps under him. The rest was pretty much pitch black since I had the flashes so close to him. I'm learning now a lot of people don't get what I was going for. What I was trying to capture was the skater's form and nothing else. Kinda like one of those artsy photos where a girl is just floating in mid air and its completely black around her. Except I was trying to do it to a skater. But apparently not executed correctly or I'm just the only who thought it would look cool.
     

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