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the skate photography thread
« on: September 22, 2020, 06:57:11 AM »
although I feel stupid doing this I think there is a thread missing that only deals with skate photography: techniques - camera gear - flashes - gallery - tutorials and all the stuff that we struggle with.

To get this one going: I shot with a Hasselblad 500cm for years until film got expensive and I switched back to an analog canon eos 5 with a 15mm fisheye and some ef lenses. thought this was too expensive too and bought my first digital camera recently (which broke after a week): a canon 5d mark II.

My favorite photographer is Sam Rubio, he does a lot for adidas and creates some real magic.





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I also enjoyed watching these to get inspired ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq7uoF6AAbg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYpJQoLkCdA
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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 02:38:07 PM »
I bought my first DSLR in 2013 I guess. I've always been on a budget with gear and spent what I guess equivalent to 1.500 - 1.600 USD, but I guess in Denmark tech is by default more expensive than in the US.

I never did a lot of skate photography before, but these days I'm getting into it, and I want to make a zine out of the photos I collect.

Here's a photo a did recently.

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 02:51:27 PM »
Never shot skating but Sturt is my favorite. Here's a small sample of some of his iconic images. Currently I'm digging Jake Darwen.





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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 07:18:09 AM »
Sturt for sure, he's the best to ever do it and created so many timeless classics.

Also dig Richard Hart's work alot

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDywoi8lNcu/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBTVjQolgUb/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B45Q36ploTS/
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bf_FjIXnjf_/

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 10:02:43 AM »
just follow scienceversuslife on Insta - he has it covered, he also does deep dive interviews with skaters & photographer over on the slam city blog page

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 12:40:25 PM »
yeah, just go on Instagram man, it's all there. NO need to discuss anything anywhere else, ever again. Instagram is LIFE.

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 12:49:49 PM »
I've always been a fan of Spike Jonze' early skate and BMX photos. My favorite style is the Slow Sync Flash nighttime skate photos. Those can be really exciting, and seems tough to really nail the technique.

I don't know, that's all I got. I don't shoot skate photos but I do have a Canon AE1 and a Pentax Spotmatic, but I use those for regular life pictures.

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 02:39:09 PM »
I'm currently using an Olympus E-M5 Mark III and I love it. The retro look is awesome and it has every feature you can think of. The thing can shoot upto 30fps.

Here are the first 2 skate photos I ever shot (Canon 7D):


https://www.instagram.com/p/BEw7g15CF-U/?igshid=agx52bo4pv2o


https://www.instagram.com/p/BGLae90CFxv/?igshid=199e9rh6grnmp


And here are 2 photos of me that I shot myself using a remote timer on my Sony R1 (came out in 2005 but has an aps-c sensor and an amazing fixed Carl Zeiss T* lens):



https://www.instagram.com/p/BHDHo1QDZY7/?igshid=oncuc8wv76zw


https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBstYvjZm4/?igshid=kshlw2b7exj9

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 06:44:10 PM »
Was shooting on a nikon f5 with a 16mm fisheye and a 50mm until it got jacked.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BmUFtqlnqO7/ greg lip to fakie sequence



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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2020, 11:22:13 AM »
I've always been a fan of Spike Jonze' early skate and BMX photos. My favorite style is the Slow Sync Flash nighttime skate photos. Those can be really exciting, and seems tough to really nail the technique.

I don't know, that's all I got. I don't shoot skate photos but I do have a Canon AE1 and a Pentax Spotmatic, but I use those for regular life pictures.
Some photos that I've taken with a Canon 7D and 8mm fisheye using a flash and slow shutter speed




My favorite look/style as well

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2020, 11:51:43 AM »
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I've always been a fan of Spike Jonze' early skate and BMX photos. My favorite style is the Slow Sync Flash nighttime skate photos. Those can be really exciting, and seems tough to really nail the technique.

I don't know, that's all I got. I don't shoot skate photos but I do have a Canon AE1 and a Pentax Spotmatic, but I use those for regular life pictures.
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Some photos that I've taken with a Canon 7D and 8mm fisheye using a flash and slow shutter speed




My favorite look/style as well

Those are sick, nice work! Especially like the kick flip pic

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 02:34:04 PM »
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I've always been a fan of Spike Jonze' early skate and BMX photos. My favorite style is the Slow Sync Flash nighttime skate photos. Those can be really exciting, and seems tough to really nail the technique.

I don't know, that's all I got. I don't shoot skate photos but I do have a Canon AE1 and a Pentax Spotmatic, but I use those for regular life pictures.
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Some photos that I've taken with a Canon 7D and 8mm fisheye using a flash and slow shutter speed




My favorite look/style as well
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Those are sick, nice work! Especially like the kick flip pic

Thanks! Felt kinda bad that I had to keep asking for tries cause I couldnt get the timing quite right on the kickflip. Ya live and ya learn

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2020, 02:42:44 PM »
Also bonus pic:

Probably my favorite skate photo I've taken. Something about the depth and colors that stick out to me. Taken with Canon 40D and 50mm 1.8

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2020, 08:49:12 AM »
Sup gods stoked on this thread. Been shooting photos for a while now but just recently got a flash, it's crazy how it opens a whole new world of possibilities.If anyone can give some general guidelines pointers it would be greatly appreciated! Here's a few of the ones I like the most. (No flash on these still figuring this shit out)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CDkTgu-Fiqn/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B__M2h1ldgK/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-armPol7BE/
https://www.instagram.com/p/B0CkNQrFDhm/
(backside bigspin is the second slide)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2a8OOylENq/ (backside bigspin is the second slide)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BwPjNi6lNis/



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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2020, 01:47:03 PM »
Allen Ying, Oliver Barton, Brian Gaberman.....

6x6 maybe slide film square hasselblad photo.....cant get better than that. and that biogon fisheye in square format...king.
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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2020, 04:00:09 PM »
Sup gods stoked on this thread. Been shooting photos for a while now but just recently got a flash, it's crazy how it opens a whole new world of possibilities.If anyone can give some general guidelines pointers it would be greatly appreciated! Here's a few of the ones I like the most. (No flash on these still figuring this shit out)

This site is great for general flash use - https://strobist.blogspot.com

The biggest thing for skate photos and flashes for me, is getting the flash away from your camera.  It'll look a lot better.  You can do that with multiple flashes and wireless triggers, like pocketwizards, or with sync cords.  I use this one a lot.  I hold the flash out with my left hand.
https://www.vellogear.com/product/11584/Vello-OCS_NK6-Off_Camera-TTL-Flash-Cord-for-Nikon-Cameras-(6.5')

Pocketwizards are a little pricey, but there are cheap alternatives on ebay.


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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2020, 04:18:04 PM »
DSC_7781 by george

2 nikon speed light flashes with pocketwizards, and nikon d610

DSC_7824 by george

Handheld speedlight on a cord and nikon d610.

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2020, 04:57:04 PM »
DSC_7781 by george

2 nikon speed light flashes with pocketwizards, and nikon d610

DSC_7824 by george

Handheld speedlight on a cord and nikon d610.
At what focal length is the 180 fakie nose grind shot ?

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2020, 05:21:52 PM »
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DSC_7781 by george

2 nikon speed light flashes with pocketwizards, and nikon d610

DSC_7824 by george

Handheld speedlight on a cord and nikon d610.
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At what focal length is the 180 fakie nose grind shot ?

Pretty sure I shot that on my 100mm.

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2020, 06:09:26 PM »
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Sup gods stoked on this thread. Been shooting photos for a while now but just recently got a flash, it's crazy how it opens a whole new world of possibilities.If anyone can give some general guidelines pointers it would be greatly appreciated! Here's a few of the ones I like the most. (No flash on these still figuring this shit out)
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This site is great for general flash use - https://strobist.blogspot.com

The biggest thing for skate photos and flashes for me, is getting the flash away from your camera.  It'll look a lot better.  You can do that with multiple flashes and wireless triggers, like pocketwizards, or with sync cords.  I use this one a lot.  I hold the flash out with my left hand.
https://www.vellogear.com/product/11584/Vello-OCS_NK6-Off_Camera-TTL-Flash-Cord-for-Nikon-Cameras-(6.5')

Pocketwizards are a little pricey, but there are cheap alternatives on ebay.
Godox is also a great company to get wireless triggers. Theyre a bit more affordable than Pocketwizard

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2020, 08:49:41 AM »
Call me predictable, but Spike's photos were my favorite

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2020, 10:03:36 AM »


Shot on my old rebel t5. Budget setup but still super fun to shoot with

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2020, 04:13:02 AM »
Anybody have experience with a flash setup thats mobile? I'm not really into carrying around strobes with lightstands, so at the moment i'm just using 2 speedlites. Flash duration is kinda long though if combating direct sunlight, but honestly i don't really know how to use them.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF7n5_Al07l/

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2020, 08:25:30 AM »
Anybody have experience with a flash setup thats mobile? I'm not really into carrying around strobes with lightstands, so at the moment i'm just using 2 speedlites. Flash duration is kinda long though if combating direct sunlight, but honestly i don't really know how to use them.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF7n5_Al07l/
There was a tutorial Ride way back when they had all the camera segments and one of the LA photographers showed his mobile kit, it was basically 2 small strobes and a bunch of bungee cords and he would just rig his flashes up like that. He did a recreation of the famous old Grant Brittion pic of Natas at that bank in LA that is in an alleyway. Does ride still have all their old content up?

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2020, 10:56:03 AM »
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Anybody have experience with a flash setup thats mobile? I'm not really into carrying around strobes with lightstands, so at the moment i'm just using 2 speedlites. Flash duration is kinda long though if combating direct sunlight, but honestly i don't really know how to use them.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CF7n5_Al07l/
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There was a tutorial Ride way back when they had all the camera segments and one of the LA photographers showed his mobile kit, it was basically 2 small strobes and a bunch of bungee cords and he would just rig his flashes up like that. He did a recreation of the famous old Grant Brittion pic of Natas at that bank in LA that is in an alleyway. Does ride still have all their old content up?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq7uoF6AAbg&ab_channel=RIDEChannel

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2020, 12:33:42 PM »
I 've been shooting with the fuji x-series for 5 years because I spent waaay too much money on camera gear when I had a canon DSLR. Do not regret switching, even though it would be nice to have a fisheye again. Might fuck around and buy a cheap setup.









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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2020, 09:59:51 PM »
I just finished editing a site with all my photography on it. Made it as a portfolio for class.

www . REW-VM . com

Ive got the last three concrete jams at Tampa Pro, some demos and contests from around Florida, and some pictures of the homies.











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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2020, 10:40:10 PM »
Saw this on DLXs IG today but Tobin Yelland is selling HUF prints on his shop for cost. I just got a 16x19 print of the photo below for $30. https://www.tobinshop.com/


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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2020, 11:51:36 PM »
Saw this on DLXs IG today but Tobin Yelland is selling HUF prints on his shop for cost. I just got a 16x19 print of the photo below for $30. https://www.tobinshop.com/



This is awesome.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: the skate photography thread
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2020, 07:09:56 AM »
How is there not a thread of this already? Or a better design/art thread? Am I thinking SkatePerception? I'd love for the mods to make a mini SP section for this stuff so it doesn't get buried or whatever.

That Huf photo is sick. I'd also love to see the photo of Kenny Reed doing the nollie that was the poster in Static 2. I've seen the cover, the poster, and the clip that was in his part, but I'm wondering if it's just a screen capture.

Ah found it but no photo cred.



I shoot with a Olympus XA2, Pentax 67, and Fuji XT2. I'd like to shoot more film, but I've found that every time I do, I shoot with the FujiX to meter and it almost always turns out better. I like the film to feel spontaneous or journalistic.

Here's some shit from the XT2 or XT1 when I had it. I need to figure out strobes but it's something that always confuses me and it feels like a bitch to purchase this stuff. I'm getting more into insect photography lately. That shit's cool.

Does anybody else shoot with the same set ups? I'd like to learn more about the XT2, but it seems that it's not common for skateboarding, but more so for like, street photography and shit. Same with the Pentax 67, but with portraiture or studio.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_iaPAPl42s/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B09Vd-glhiv/









and then some film or whatever

https://www.instagram.com/p/BeGezyrg8ru/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BL6uwcFDziY/

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