"@chadwithuhc I think the angle works really well here because of the kink, but I definitely agree that in general it’s getting a bit repetitive."
"Got a bit outside the duct tape, eh? Haha Always stoked to see a fisheye stair photo that’s not from the standard bottom-of-the-set angle"
"Did this run anywhere? I like the depth created through lighting. The flash to ambient ratio is nice too. Maybe a little bit of fill light to give some detail in his torso/legs would make it better, but that would probably lead to some shitty shadows on the background."
"I like the brightness of the longer exposed elements, but I wish they weren’t so close to/right behind his leg and board. A bit distracting."
"I really like where this is going. My only suggestion would be to make the ambient a bit darker so the rimlight effect could pop a little more."
"I’ve never shot skating with color neg, but I used it a bunch for stuff at school this year. I was never able to color correct is properly, and chose to shoot black and white as much as possible rather than deal with the color stuff. It does hold a TON more detail though, maybe 3 or 4 stops worth. Makes it sort of hard to get a good amount of contrast at times, but I guess having good post production skills can probably fix that…"
"I’ve been having a hard time with that shit recently too. A lot of dudes just don’t understand that it does ruin the impact of the final product when a shitty quality photo of the warm up trick (or even worse the real trick) goes up online for everybody to see. There were a couple of times recently where through instagram posts and the comments that followed resulted in some bangers being leaked, and since then I’ve become a total stiff with that stuff. I get a lot of dudes saying I’m a dick, and a lot of shit talking, but being able to keep things you’re working hard to get makes it worth it. On the other hand, I’m all for seeing photos and poached cell phone stuff online AFTER the real photo has fulfilled its purpose. It can be pretty cool seeing how everyone looked at what went down, and sometimes there can be surprisingly good results from an iPhone."
"If I didn’t see that it was a bs 180 in the caption, I would’ve assumed it was an ollie. maybe shoot it from beside the closer pole, with him at the left side and the bump at the right edge, so that you get get a better sense of how rotated he is?"