when we recently went into the skateboarding album we thought: “wow, who takes all these awesome shots?”. The answer is that there’s a bunch of people contributing pretty great photos to this album, and one of them is baskwith from Australia.
So how does baskwith take the perfect skateboarding shot? This is what he says:
I guess its all about experience and time watching skateboarding, nearly every trick will need the photo taken at different times, you need to know the trick your shooting and know what you want your photo to look like.
Because it all happens so fast you can miss the trick, one frame too fast or too slow and you’ll end up with a bad timed photo, after taking photos and skating for over 10 years I have worked out each trick and when to shoot, angles are also very important, it all takes experimenting.
Got it? You need to watch a lot skateboarding to understand the inner dynamics of it. So we thought that knowing some fun facts about skateboarding might help, too. Did you know that:
1. More than half of majority of active skateboarders in the US live in California?
2. The most common skateboard decks are actually made from seven separate pieces of plywood maple?
3. Wrists are most prone to injury when skateboarding?
4. Skateboard was invented in California in the late 1940s when surfers were waiting to catch a wave?
5. Allen “Ollie” Gelfand invented the ollie in 1976?
Aight. Now let’s head to the next skatepark and capture some shots!