Photo of the Week: Mario Gorman


For the most part, I don’t like to post vertically-oriented photos, simply because they don’t display well on computer monitors, but this was too good to pass up. The composition of this image is impeccable- every vertical line is perfectly vertical. Although I’m not a fan of rules, the rule of thirds is strictly abided by. The timing is perfect. The light is nice- an optimal time of day for natural light photographs. It’s a pretty crazy tailwhip to boot and I could easily see this covering a magazine.

“For this photo I shot of Flo was somewhere in LA. Right away he climbed to the top and hammered it out. From where I was standing, which was completely at the bottom, I couldn’t get the angle I wanted, so I had someone give me a boost onto a platform about 10 feet high. It was around 5 or 6 o’clock with the sun out, blue skys and no clouds blocking it. I set my white balance to daylight and set the ISO to 200. For the shutter speed I shot at a 1000th of a second and the f/stop to 4.5. The camera I’m using is a Canon Rebel T3i and I’m using the stock lens it came with which is a 18-55 mm. I bought my camera four months ago and just been shooting as much as I can when I’m not working.”

Check out more of Mario’s work here.

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