Tag Archives: Canon

Nick Bullen by Greg Moliterno

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Nick Bullen ice – Traverse City, Michigan

Derrick Riggs and Brian Grant by Greg Moliterno

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Derrick Riggs smith Mesa, Arizona
Brian Grant air Guadeloupe, Arizona

Dimitri James by Greg Moliterno

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Dimitri James Nose Press Mesa, Arizona

If you missed Greg’s photographer spotlight make sure to check it out here and give him a follow on Instagram to see more work.

Drew Hosselton by Greg Moliterno

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Drew Hosselton curved fence ride Phoenix, Arizona

Josh Betley by Greg Moliterno

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Josh Betley over ice over Phoenix, Arizona

Photographer Spotlight: Greg Moliterno

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Multitalented lensman / rider showcases his favorite grind and even threads the needle between the wall and pole with just nearly enough room for his Bob bars. Photos: Nick Jones

 

“What can I say about Greg Moliterno?.. Greg is more than just one of those photographers who hits you up to go out and shoot, he’s more of a homie who wants to chill and ride and just happens to be amazing at what he does. He’s also one of the rare combos of person that has a good eye for not only photos but filming and putting together videos as well. I’m always hyped to get a clip or photo with Greg cause I know it’ll be on point and the happiness he shows of the final product just proves how much he loves doing bmx and his friends. ” – Nick Seabasty

The basics…name, age, location, affiliates, crews, gangs, whatever…

Greg Moliterno, 32 years old and living in Tempe, Arizona.

Whatcha workin with?

canon 5d mkii, nikon fm2n, hasselblad 500 c/m, olympus mju 2, ricoh ff3 af, nikon lite touch af, canon 15mm fish, canon 24mm 2.8, nikon 50 1.4 , hasselblad 80mm 2.8, canon 85mm 1.8, nikon 105 2.5, hasselblad 150mm 4, tamron 70-200 2.8 , 6x vivitar 285‘s doubled up, minolta 118x, pocket wizard plus 2’s and mini tt1, shutter release, minolta light meter, right angle viewfinder and various tripods

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Dimitri James, whip fakie

What got you into photography?

I got into photos being hurt a few years ago i was around some guys shooting photos before always seemed interesting to me

What inspires you to create?

Seeing the big picture

What are your ideal conditions for shooting?

Anything really

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Cory Wiergowsk, wallride to euro

Any favorite spots to shoot at, people to shoot with?

Here today gone tomorrow spots, jibs, set-ups. Shooting with someone you haven’t shot with is cool always good getting something with my friends too

What problems do you often come across as a photographer?

cops pocket wizards flat tires

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Shane Cecil, euro

You film as well, what’s in the bag?

Panasonic hd, opteka fish, step up, small tripod, skateboard

What are you currently working on?

I have a full length all street video I’m working on and I’m the middle of a few other video projects too. I’m putting a book together “Smithsonian” its an all smith grinds  book compiled of photos from multiple photographers. Talk to me for more info.. I’m also having a small showing of point and shoots which is  tba. I’ve been shooting with Bobby Kanode for “lightworks” if you haven’t seen the trailer you need to.

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Cory Wiergowski, pegs up no foot can

Any tips or advice to beginners?

Only advice I could give is have good time with your friends, shoot whatever you feel like.

Where can people see more of your work?

Instagram.. Vimeo.. I’ll have something else up soon I promise.

Framework: Tafari Smith – Bump Hop

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It was a cold November afternoon in New York and I was meeting up with Tafari to pedal around downtown. I had my lighter bag with me (not my lightest bag) which consists of usually just one camera body (Canon 1Ds III) with the 50mm f/1.4 attached, fisheye in tow, three flashes (Lumedyne 200w Action Pack, 2x Canon 580EXII) and some PocketWizards. On my way to the meeting point (LES skatepark) I noticed a nice bump in the middle sidewalk right there on Pike street just a few blocks from the park (the bump has since been flattened). Knowing that T is always down to mess around on different/unique setups, I suggested we check out the bump and possibly shoot a simple hop.

It took him a few runs to get a feel for the bump (it took me a few shots to get the results I wanted too) but the final photograph shows a meeting between our minds, culminating in a photo we were both happy with. Then some guy gave us free t-shirts.

Here’s the setup-

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I framed him in a cleaner area of the frame- between light posts (not perfectly) with a brighter background so that he’d pop out better. I used a slower shutter (1/125) to mix in some ambient light, and I panned with him to add some pan blur to the background. The Lumedyne in front of him was metering at f/5.6 and the 580EXII behind him was putting out f/8 (with zoom head at 105mm so that the light would hit just him and not a lot of the surrounding area), which, with camera set at f/5.6, gave an optimal balance between key and rim lights. I like the way his jacket is flowing behind him, adding a bit more action to the entire scene. I am very pleased with the color palette of the shot which, to me, feels brisk and autumn-like.

For whatever reason, the rim light didn’t fire on this one. It gives you an idea of what it would look like without-

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I did have to burn in some leaves on that tree because my flash was pointed almost right at them and I cropped about 10% off the left side of the frame (it contained a tall orange street chimney spewing steam, which became a distraction). I would have liked to have framed him more precisely between the light posts. Overall, I’m very happy with the shot.

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