"Is the filmer actually Josh Stewart, because if so then that’s kinda rad, being about him etc? I know what you mean about going too heavy in photoshop…I feel bad about doing anything more than colour/level adjustments. But some people just clone the crap out of everything – is that still the reality, or is it just one step away from faking the whole thing? Classic argument I guess! How far did you push the 3200 tmax? as that’s already a pretty fast film, was wondering how it handles it."
"50mm… just gives me some extra flexibility at tighter spots, but don’t think I’d bother with the 40 super wide, as you may as well go fish. Getting it this afternoon so hopefully I can shoot some stuff this eve and try it out!"
"Just got my 43 003 through – thanks! Really liking a lot of the shots in there, and a lot of the flashless ones are fantastic. I’m glad you balanced it out though as the flashed stuff is still the work that stands out most to me, especially loving that ollie the bump2bar to back wallride – really nice – and gnar! It seems a lot of mags are heading down the natty light route, but sometimes it’s just not enough."
"I’ve literally just bought a wide angle for my bronny, as I was getting frustrated with shooting a spot with my 80mm, wanting more in the frame but without the obvious distortion/look of my fish. I think it can work well, when you can’t get back far enough with the longer lens, but you do have to keep an eye on the distortion of straight angles/lines. I think you have to build this in to the look of the pic. Then you get people like Zander T who actually use the fish almost like a wide angle, not getting in so close to the skater, and using it to show more of the landscape/spot…"
"thanks man, will do… I seem to be a bit of a sucker for ground flash (prob as my light stands suck), but need to watch the surfaces for reflective qualities!"
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Based in Brighton, England, I'm primarily a graphic designer who's getting back into skate photography after a twelve year gap.