Done right

There's a lot of bad skate photography out there. I used to be on a skate photography forum that while interesting, seemed to preach photo teachings that I didn't subscribe to. You'd post a photo and everyone would comment on the rim light and if there was enough fill and really just miss the point.

Of course this is all my opinion. My documentary work is all natural lighting. So of course I could care less about bringing in outside light.

Anyway, my point is that while there is a lot of boring skate photography, there's also a lot of awesome stuff. Ryan Allan could not have nailed this shot any harder.

This is the truth.


  1. HAHA...was it skateboardphotography.com or something like that? I was part of that. Everyone was jerks......I wrote a story about the cutthroat world of Skateboard photography in Slap in 2008 because of it. Anyway, natty light and no fisheye for life!

  2. Oh man, I'd love to see that article.

    The site was wheelsandwax.com. They eventually shut it down because it got too mainstream or kids starting giving photos away and that was pissing off pro photogs or something.

    Whatever, the kids are always going to piss you off. That's the system.