"@anton i never considered doing that, i’ll give it a try!"
"@sepher those slings look handy! I might get one or two if I can find them. I meant I won’t bring those big lightstands that hardly ever get stretched to their tallest height, small lightstands or mini tripods are ok. this small backpack has a strap to carry a small tripod, so I’m considering getting one of those reversible compact stands like the one @zandert suggested. and that would be it for gear to skate around with, at least for me… hey, I also like skating… how are you supposed to skate after carrying huge bags around the city for hours…? ollieling up a curb becomes harder than skating el toro… heh!"
"in my case, I got a small and a huge backpack, and I’ll choose one of them depending mainly on whether I’m getting on a car or using public transportation. which will mainly depend on what city I’ll be skating. If I’m getting on a car I’ll bring the huge one with most of my gear, big flashes and lightstands. If I’m using public transportation or skating around, I’ll bring the small one and only carry the important stuff, small SBs and shoelaces to tie them up somewhere. I won’t mind lightstands. I got this super compact bag that can hold my hass with two lenses, digi with three lenses, three SBs and 4PWs. results with both kits are practically the same (I suck with both), so I’ve been thinking maybe I won’t bring the huge backpack anymore, except for skate trips or whenever I feel like looking professional… bleh. here in Buenos Aires traffic is crazy and parking spaces are hard to find; I stopped using my car to go skating long ago, except maybe on weekends. skating around with huge backpacks isn’t really an option, most streets are packed and buses might just run you over. I guess I’m favoring the small kit, yeah… back to the old style as @allen said. have you guys seen this vid? it’s funny I got the exact same bag, shoelaces ftw!"
"there’s this video that shows good examples of them, check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7JEPVpgcEQ"
"@antton yeah, I have the same feeling about the brick wall, but I would’ve liked it to be more out of focus rather than contrasty… or maybe both. I made just two shots from this angle, the first one was pretty much horizontal. I was thinking about this shot when I got up there, so I guess I was looking for some diagonal lines when I tilted my camera. I wish I had shot this in a larger format so I could get a shallower dof, but you know how it is with this small sensor cameras… I like how it came out though"
"@sepehr ha! it’s funny, cause I always think of that video of marc on the crail couch when it comes to this subject. i think his words and the way he says “NEEEXT” are probably the best representation of this matter."
"I’ve been dealing with this crap a lot recently, and more often all the time. there’s also guys that are like “more people will see it on facebook than in the mag”. and sometimes when you send the skater a low res version of the shot for them to see it, then they’ll go “hey, do you mind if I use it as my profile picture?” even before it gets published “properly” —if there’s such thing—. online life has become kind of a shitty duplicate of real life, and that’s what I think explains this behavior. it’s just people trying to clone themselves and their daily experiences somewhere in the cyber space. for some reason the world is pushing us to “share” everything we do, but maybe we don’t feel like doing that. or at least not that fast. maybe we feel like stepping back for a second and dedicate more of our time to some of these things that seem to go faster all the time. maybe we want to “curate” our lives a little better. maybe we should just let everyone snap whatever they want, spoil every trick they feel like spoiling and put everything online for them to get twelve more hours of entertainment / popularity. that’s what I’ve been feeling like doing about this lately, that’s what would keep me sane. maybe we should just care about what we do, and how to get our own shots to the public. I guess getting to the public is our goal, right? I’m not even sure about this. I don’t know, I sometimes wonder if worrying about the quality of our shots has any importance to someone other than ourselves. that would be fine for me, I think shooting photos is a completely personal thing. hey, some mags are even publicizing articles based on instagram… maybe we should just go out skate with our phones in our pockets and leave our backpacks at home… that would be a relief, right? ha!"
"@allen I didn’t think of that, but I guess that’s what @antton meant… right? I’ve been tilting my camera quite often lately…. everytime someone points that out on me the first thing that comes to my head is this little clip from bon appetit —the Clichè video— when fred mortagne is filming jeremie daclin and tilting his camera, and then jeremie goes: - “don’t film crooked…” —grabs fred’s camera and puts it back to horizontal— - fred tilts the camera again - “DON’T!”"