In my last post I showed you a quick sneak peek of this photo, and now I’m ready to show you the banger that is featured in Stolen BMX’s 2012 product catalog.
About a month ago Morgan Long and I met up in Downtown Long Beach just a few blocks from my house to film a trick tip video for ridebmx.com. When we were finished Morgan decided he wanted to shoot a photo of a gap that countless people have eyed up, but no one has committed to. He was fresh off a long injury hiatus and hadn’t shot any photos or really pushed himself in several months, but he felt up to the task.
Morgan cleared the gap on his first go, but didn’t tuck it properly, so he opted to do it again to get the photo to look exactly how he wanted. Unfortunately on the second attempt things didn’t work out in his favor. He got a weird pop off the bunnyhop that sent him nose heavy into the landing. He crashed and got pretty banged up so he had to call it a day.
Several weeks went by and Morgan’s team manager at Stolen hit him up with a last minute request for a photo for their catalog. Luckily Morgan and I were both in between trips and were able to line up our busy schedules to reshoot the gap.
This time around Morgan nailed it, and within a few minutes of showing up at the spot we had the photo that Stolen needed for their catalog.
Lighting: Ambient / No Flashes
Camera: Canon 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon 70-200mm IS USM @ 75mm
Settings: ISO 200, 1/800, f/6.3
Since I didn’t use any off-camera lighting for this shot, it was very straightforward to shoot and to edit. Below is a screen shot of the minor changes I made in Photoshop’s RAW editing window.
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If you liked this, be sure to check out my other Behind The Photo posts that go into detail about how I set up, shot, and edited specific BMX photos.