sequences

Sequences are the easiest part of skate photography. As long as you have a digital SLR camera that can shoot at least 8 frames per second, just set the exposure and fire away. One of the most important parts, however, is being able to see where the skater is coming from, what they're doing and where they're going. In short, show the spot and don't chop half the skater out of the frame.

Additionally you want to have a good sense of when to shoot a still or a sequence. If it's a highly technical trick, chances are you want to shoot a sequence. Popular cameras include the Canon EOS-1D and the Nikon D2X or D3, both having over 8 mega pixels and a frame rate of at least 8 frames per second.

David Perry | back 5-0 | by Jason Henry
David Perry | back 5-0 | by Jason Henry
skate photographer by Andrew Pommier

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