Both myself, and the rider Dave Smith, were really happy with the final photos from our skateboarding photography session at Bethlehem Skate Plaza a couple of weeks ago. The pics were very successful on Facebook and Instagram, and hopefully some large publications in the near future.
Below are some of my favorites:
Dave Smith rock and rolls a lip at Bethlehem Skate Plaza. Photo by Dave Blinder
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Dave Smith kickflips to fakie at Bethlehem Skate Plaza. Photo by Dave Blinder
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Dave Smith wallrides to fakie at Bethlehem Skate Plaza. Photo by Dave Blinder
Dave Smith crooked grinds a rail at Bethlehem Skate Plaza. Photo by Dave Blinder
Photo session outtake. Photo by Dave Blinder
Above photos are exclusive property of Dave Blinder, but are certainly available for licensing and commercial usage upon artist and model release.
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Yesterday I went to several locations in NJ, my friend Joe being the subject, to make some skateboarding action photos as well as images that reflect the skateboarding lifestyle. With all outdoor shoots, the weather can set the mood if you choose to draw in some of the environment in the frames. For the main action shot, I only used natural light, the other frames are intentional combinations of ambient light and the harsh artificial light of one unmodified flash.
All photos were taken handheld with the Tamron SP 70-200MM F/2.8 Di VC USD telephoto lens and the Canon EOS 60D. The flash I used was my Canon 430EXII Speedlite, triggered wirelessly by a pair of Yongnuo YN-622C’s. As with all lifestyle shoots, it is my job to accurately portray the person, and also to gently direct the action.
Ollie over a backpack by Joe Rajsteter.
Joe steps up to the plate.
The essence of a noseslide.
Behinds the Scenes shot