Some footage cruising the local foundation with a skate dawg (Zephyr), wandering Dark Sky Observatory (Appalachian State University) during a stargazing and production on Greensboro, N.C. artist Preme’s “Red” music video shoot.

Haven’t taken as many photos as I’d like to lately, so it’s taking me longer to get a big batch to process. But I am taking more video, so it’s all good.


Today is January 16th, 2017.

On another one of our unseasonably warm winter days, I ended up going to the foundation and taking some photos. I’ve always admired skate filmers, but had no idea how difficult skate photography is – especially on film cameras. Beyond have a beginners understanding of the technical workings of my camera, at the time these were taken I wasn’t aware of the best lighting for capturing portraits. By happenstance I was able to catch Brian with good shadows, but Josh’s sequence on the crooked grind is blown out.

In the future, I’m going to set up in a spot that doesn’t leave my subjects fully exposed in the sunlight, and to be sure and pick a vantage point that gives me a better overall layout with depth.

My favorite shot is of Kyle doing the backside 5-0, and I was using the zoom lens well beyond its default setting of 90mm. The others were taken with the lens focal length set at 90mm and possibly up to 120mm. I’ll have to explore the lens’ maximum distance (300mm) more though.


Brian Gibbs – No Comply Pole Jam

Josh Leroy – Backside Crooked Grind
Kyle Moen – Backside 5-0


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