The photo this week comes from a set of pipes in the ceiling at Ray’s Skatepark where Thriller BMX‘s Sponge finds a snug toothpick stall.
“The idea for this photo originally came during filming for the odd couple video contest. Hollywood told Sponge and I about an idea he had given to one of the other dudes on another team and we kinda left it at that. Then this past Sunday we noticed the setup while riding and talked about how it really didn’t look like it would be too bad to get done. I don’t have two front pegs so this one was all Sponge’s.
Shooting the photo was pretty fun too. I had to stand against a wall on the deck of a quarter that was only about 6 inches, then hang onto some nails that we’re sticking out of a board bolted to the wall. My girlfriend Victoria held the flash for me and I snapped a couple test shots as Sponge attempted the trick. We moved around a bit until I was satisfied with the angle and lighting. The second to last photo was good enough but he hadn’t pulled the trick yet so I tried another angle on the next attempt and it turned out to be a winner. He pulled the trick and the photo came out perfectly. I don’t normally like to shoot photos where you can’t fully see the riders face but this was one of those occasions where the angle to see his face wouldn’t have done any justice to how awesome the trick and setup really are.
Rokinon 7.5mm @ F/3.5
Lumopro Flash with Cactus Receiver
Flash Set At 1/64
SS – 1/100
WB – Flash
ISO – 800″
Posted in BMX, Gear, Photo, Photo of the Week
Tagged Brant Moore, Lumopro, Panasonic, Photo of the Week, Push It A Stop, Rokinon, Sponge, Thriller BMX
There’s a really good chance that this is the most interesting concept video BMX has seen in a while. Will Evans teamed up with some incredible riders and talented set designers to bring you this video that, if digested properly, will excite the senses and inspire the soul. I can’t even remember what tricks were filmed- I just know they looked fascinating.
Here’s a contest that pretty much everyone who can read this can enter. All it takes is the ability to watch a video and take a screenshot.
I don’t know if a lot of other people notice, but I oftentimes see a shot in a video that I would have loved to be able to shoot a photo of. Now is our chance to kinda do that. The photo above is from Cult‘s “Small Talk“. It’s Diego “Mono” Navarro boosting a stylish toboggan at a great looking spot. The clip is super clean but this frame can stand by itself as a great photograph (pretty low-quality but still).
There is a weird grey-area here where the filmer of the video is actually getting the shot, but you, as an intetnetographer, are capturing a single frame from the video and re-contextualizing it. The person who filmed the trick is ultimately the photographer, but you are the one pointing it out. In this specific case, Mono set up the angle himself- he would (should) get most of the credit for this beautiful shot.
Given the amount of videos uploaded to the internet these days, there should be no shortage of material. You can use any video that has been uploaded this year. Be sure to include the name of the edit (or URL) and rider (also filmer, if you know it- if not, we will figure it out) in the submission. You get three submissions. Send them into us directly (include “Internetography” in the title) or you can upload onto Instagram and use #internetography.
So it’s pretty simple- watch a video, pause it on the frame that you want to shoot and take a screenshot. There are various methods to this explained by this website dedicated to taking screenshots. Send it in and possibly win some stuff. Deadline is December 31st.
Chris Small in Milton Keynes, England by Rob Perry.
“I shot this photo last weekend in Milton Keynes, England of my mate Chris Small. It was taken at around 11:30 at night when we were just riding around the city having a good session and I decided to get out my camera at this cool alley spot we ride. I wanted to create/shoot the photo so it looked as if the street lights were lighting up the scene, I used a Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX kit that I was borrowing from college to light up the photo. But when I was placing the lights it was quite annoying because there was a short wire that was connecting the battery pack to the two lights, so I had to work out the different angles for the lights with them not far apart. But it worked out and this is what I got.
Camera info: Canon 7D with a 50mm 1.8. 1/100, @ f/5.6, ISO 250 and then Elinchrom Ranger Quadra RX lights.”
Andy “Floyd” Erickson by Derrick Riggs in Tucson, AZ.
“shooting with a pegless bike rider is always one of my favorites to capture, like this one of Andy Erickson better known as “Floyd”. Like the spot GURU he is, while at a local mexican joint across the street from this, kinda ending the day, he told us about a little jib down the way, there he nailed out this wall 180. after a few slight repositions of the camera this is what we got.
shot in Tucson Az
Canon 1Ds mark III
Canon 15mm 2.8
2 einstein 640 w/ 8.5 reflectors
triggered with pocket wizard plus II’s”
Surely your Instagram feed is flooded with coverage of Rebeljam already, but here’s your chance to see some dialed full-sized shots from George Marshall himself. Check the gallery.
Your favorite photographer Nick Jones has a photo gallery up from his past couple excursions out west. Peep that here.