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Old Jun 22, 2011, 9:27 PM   #1
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 9:44 AM   #2
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I like this image. I think it would benefit from a little crop of the right side to remove the two trees. Nice shot.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 1:47 PM   #3
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I like this image. I think it would benefit from a little crop of the right side to remove the two trees. Nice shot.
Thanks and yeah I could of tried that, would look pretty good.
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I used to be a vert skater many years ago and remember how much I liked the fisheye shots. They work so well with skating vert. Regarding the rockfish and this shot. I agree there's too much dead space. Its hard to get tight framing using this lens with this particular shot for a few reasons. 1. It's a difficult lens to use being a manual lens, it take a lot of getting used to and practice. 2. The minimum focus distance required for a shot like this is not one of this lens's strong points. 3; You really want to fill the frame with as much of the skater and skateboard as you can which means you really need to get close, very close. Also I find it better when the skater has their knees bent and their arms out wide. Try getting the board at a 45* angle or horizontal. When they stand straight up you get too much dead space on the sides. You want their body and board to be in a landscape position rather then portrait. I don't like cropping the rockfish shot's because it takes away from the fisheye effect your trying to get, so getting your framing right, right out of the camera is important.

I enjoy the skating shots. Brings back a lot of memories.
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Old Jul 3, 2011, 12:12 AM   #5
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Would any of the posters give me a brief education about why fish eye use is prevalent for skateboarding? I've always assumed that it's to capture all of: 1) The board and surface it's riding on, 2) The rider and all his body english, 3) The area around the riding surface to show how perilous the move is, 4) Showing the rider's skill is such that someone was willing to risk their camera, lens and face by positioning themselves inches away from the action.
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Would any of the posters give me a brief education about why fish eye use is prevalent for skateboarding? I've always assumed that it's to capture all of: 1) The board and surface it's riding on, 2) The rider and all his body english, 3) The area around the riding surface to show how perilous the move is, 4) Showing the rider's skill is such that someone was willing to risk their camera, lens and face by positioning themselves inches away from the action.
You are absolutely right. You want to get close to the action, it is also good because it can make a 6 stair look like 12. It makes gaps and drops appear bigger than they actually are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_t36mheHyo

If you are interested there is a skateboarding video I made. I am more into filming it than shooting it.
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Cool vids. I had a Sony A55 for a few days and never thought to try video with the rockfish.

Here's some oldies of me back in 78 at Mt. Baldy pipline & 79 test riding the brand new Superbowl skatepark.
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Cool vids. I had a Sony A55 for a few days and never thought to try video with the rockfish.

Here's some oldies of me back in 78 at Mt. Baldy pipline & 79 test riding the brand new Superbowl skatepark.
That's awesome! Haha, loving the hockey helmet on the second photo.
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I like skateboarding, awesome pics


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