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skating 2

skating 2

A couple weeks ago, Tate Nations, master of skateboard photography, was nice enough to do a tutorial for the 365 Podcast which I cohost. During the same episode, I did a tutorial on shooting high contrast black and whites. Tate said he’d try my technique if I’d try some of his.

So this weekend, I went down to a local skate park and the guys there were nice enough to allow me to take a few pics of them. I might not be Tate yet, but I’m quite happy with how they came out. It’s always nice to get out of the studio and its great to have the opportunity to do something different. Still, I think I’ll be returning to models soon.

This guy, Doug, was one of the skaters at the park and the one I took the most photos of. After asking him if he’d mind if I took some shots, and getting his card so that I could send him some, he agreed to try some of his best tricks for me.

After I sent him the shots, he said how much he appreciated it, and invited me to come back down to the park once it warms up to catch some of the other skaters who hang out there.

#1 of 100 strangers.

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16 comments for “skating 2

  1. avatar
    February 8, 2008 at 12:13 am

    I love action shots. Good work!


    Seen in my contacts’ photos. (?)

  2. avatar
    February 8, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Hi, I’m HAL the UtataBot

    I’m afraid I’ve had to remove your photo from the Utata Pool as it broke one or more of our group pool rules:

    You must only post photos to the Utata pool one at a time

    Please read the rules for posting to the Utata pool in the group description.

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    February 8, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    The skate park series is good sports photography. I know it is a change from your studio stuff, but you should consider squeezing in a bit more of it. The skater boys would probably love to blow these up for their own walls. Hope you clue them in on the results.

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    February 9, 2008 at 9:45 am

    @lrayholly: thanks.

    @DeHoll: yeah, I sent them to them as well.

  5. avatar
    February 9, 2008 at 9:57 am

    This one is the best. You have got to take me there with you sometime…..I love sk8 ratz!

  6. avatar
    February 9, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    @sassyshannon999: oh, well, any time. It’s only a few blocks from my house.

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    February 12, 2008 at 4:56 am

    Wonderful actoin shot. Please check the 100 strangers group rules and repost after adding the necessary info to the description. Thanks!


    Seen in 100 strangers (?)

  8. avatar
    February 12, 2008 at 8:20 am

    @Teppo: ah, didn’t realize the rules had changed since I joined. Updated the description. and readded.

  9. avatar
    February 13, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Thanks. I really like the shot for being more than just the headshot most people post in the group. Good action, hope you get more to post to the group.


    Seen in 100 strangers (?)

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    February 14, 2008 at 12:16 am

    @Teppo: thanks. I’d been meaning to start this for a while. But I have so many other photo projects going on. Still its a neat idea and I think will make a nice little book when its done.

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    February 14, 2008 at 12:34 am

    Too cool man! Glad the tips helped!

  12. avatar
    February 15, 2008 at 11:12 am

    @shockingbird: They did. Thanks again.

  13. avatar
    February 20, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    uber cool shot! I have another contact who has recently started 100strangers. Can’t wait to see your set grow……definetely a project that interests me…..an area I could do with growing in confidence


    Seen in your 100 Strangers set. (?)

  14. avatar
    February 21, 2008 at 1:04 am

    @disco~stu: thanks. I really need to get out there and do more with that project. I think its a great idea, but I’ve been completely neglecting it.

  15. avatar
    February 24, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    excellent shot mav!!!

  16. avatar
    February 24, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    @pi c’s: thanks.

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