getting back into shooting skateboarding
I went skating with my friend Pablo today and we came across a pretty unique spot. Its been a while since the last time I shot skating but I knew I wanted to get a shot. Plus it was another chance to take out and test my new camera. I quickly surveyed the area and then ran back to my car to get my camera. I came back with my 14-24mm and a 50mm. I really wanted to test out the 14-24mm some more and needless the say, the 50mm never made it on the camera…
Below, Pablo climbs up onto the halfpipe shaped platform, which happens to only be several inches wider than his board.
After pumping and gaining enough speed to almost reach the top Pablo lets out a yell as begins to roll fakie back down the ramp.
Pablo takes a break to explain what adjustments he needs to make in order to do a rock to fakie.
Originally I was shooting this without a flash. The only thing was that it was casting a pretty bad shadow on this face. I ran back to the car a took out my PW’s and and a Sunpack 555. Below, Pablo stalls at the top of the ramp.
Before calling it quits I threw a red gel on the flash. It was pretty harsh but after some PS, I was able to get the coloring on his face to look more natural and make him stand out a little more.