Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tips for Being Photographed by a Pro Photographer

I've taken a lot of mountain bike photos the past two years, and it occurs to me this might be useful when you're out on the singletrack. 

 1. Get colorful!  Wear a jersey color besides black or white. Both are boring and hard to expose perfectly. Blue, green, orange, red, purple, pink all pop and give some excitement. Cool socks help.

2. Avoid posing.  Don't smile for the camera or look directly at the lens. There are exceptions but we want your intensity, not your "hi grandma!" face.

3. Ride the way you normally ride. Stay within yourself and stick to your plan. I've now seen 4 crashes as people tried to jump, wheelie, or show off as they saw me about to shoot.  It's up to the photographer to make the photo dramatic, and you shouldn't be crashing!

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