For those that have been keeping up with this site, my apologies for not sharing photography from Carnaval, but in all in honesty there wasn't anything there I shot, worth sharing. I attended the event with a focus on particular styles of composition. This event didn't do it for me to say the least. So if any of you are that interested in seeing footage then I recommend checking out David Yu's photo gallery here .
So in today's post I'll be sharing a photo I shot of Jeremy Morgan. Not only is he one of my best friends, but he is also one of my favorite subjects to work with. He is flexible, patient and most importantly..willing.
As you all know I'm an avid skateboarder here in San Francisco and the only other thing I love doing if I'm not skating at a spot is capturing skating at a spot. It's not easy, but when you're passionate about anything, I believe the learning process can be enjoyable. Especially since you're fuled by eager determination.
The main thing to keep in mind is your angle and of course proper camera settings. The delightful thing about this shoot is Jeremy is an excellent skater. In fact he is a former amatuer pro. Morgan undoubtly has great control and as a result I didn't have to worry about taking any licks from him or worse the board. The trick you see here is a "backside tail slide" and he landed about 80% of them. When you're working with a sport such as skateboarding, it pays to be as close as possible for these types of shots. Jeremy's skills stick out like a sore thumb and it's a privilege to work with a great skater. Many thanks to my good friend, I look forward to our next shoot.
This shot below was taken at 3rd & Army, one of San Francisco's famous skate spots that is (thankfully) still alive. I kept the editing simple with this one. All I did was fiddle with cropping, color, lighting and shadows. Now if San Francisco had late afternoon sun as this picture illustrates, then we'd be in the same pollution boat as Los Angeles. Having said that I humbly thank you photoshop.
Stay tuned this week as I bring you more of my work! This week will also feature more of my subject: Jeremy Morgan. As always I encourage you to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below. Til next time - peace