A good photo is more than just capturing where and when. They evoke memories of journeys, freeze adventures into eternal moments, and allow us to share the stories we create with friends, family, and the outside world.
Capturing stunning images takes more effort than a quick happy snapshot. It takes patience, planning and thinking outside the box to find the best perspective possible. The best starting point to learn a new skill is to ask and learn from professionals, so we talked a lot with some professional photographers and electric skateboard enthusiasts, and got some expert advice on how to observe electric skateboards from different angles.
Tips for Taking Compelling Photos of Electric Skateboards
Tip-1. The best camera is the one you carry with you
If you're not a skateboarder looking for extreme speed and extremes, you don't need to spend your entire electric skateboard budget on tons of expensive gear to get started. Or you might have a great camera on your phone that you probably carry around with you. While your phone may not let you play around with shutter speed and aperture, you can experiment with how you frame your shots to get creative. If you really want to invest in good shooting gear, we recommend starting with a solid second-hand DSLR, which can be a great way to learn the tricks.
Tip-2. Target the best travel time
You'll get the most fun light in the early morning or dusk, especially when riding in the mountains or on gravel trails. The low sun shines through the trees and takes on a golden hue-hence the golden hour-and it’s generally quieter, too. This means you can ride the Veymax Skateboard on otherwise busy trails, but you'll have time to stop and give it your all without worrying about getting hit by someone on the trail. While the pre-dawn hours can be quiet on the trails, it's always best to keep an eye out for your early morning risers and nighttime trail users.
Tip-3. Learn some photography rules...then break them
There are so many "rules" in the art of photography that people either follow or they don't. For example, the "rule of thirds," where you try to divide the composition into thirds either horizontally or vertically, such as using the foreground and horizon. Leading lines are another example. You may have a trail that extends into the distance, so you try to shoot it from one corner of the image to the other and it leads your eye. These are classic composition rules, so take the time to learn them, play with them, and break them.
Tip-4. Change your point of view
Rather than stopping your scooter and standing for a photo, it's important to step away and get a different vantage point. Squat or lie on the floor, stand tall, six feet off the trail, and see where you are going, not where you are. In fact, that might be the best advice.
Tip-5. Add interest to the foreground
Try shooting through something, say, in the foreground, you have a hedge or some leaves or something. You can place them close to the lens and shoot. This adds interest and depth to the image, so you have multiple layers. Just as importantly, don't be afraid to get your clothes dirty, your skateboard! Get down on the ground and take a photo through tall grass, or take a few steps off the path and find your lens peeking through the branches.
Tip-6. Find a great background
As sellers, we all love a clear photo of a scooter that showcases a product our customers can trust, but professional photographers have some key tips for getting the most out of your own scooter photos. That is finding good backgrounds. Some of the photographers we interviewed were very fond of having electric skateboards in the background, for example, just took a photo of an electric skateboard being rebuilt for someone and the photographer decided to take it to a wooded corner of the studio place so that it looks like it's deep in the woods. You can go with something simpler like a solid color background, or if you have a skateboard of a specific color, then try to find a wall or background of a complementary color and shoot on it.
Tip-7. Stand the electric skateboard away from the wall
Some people always try to hold the electric skateboard a few feet away from the background, which can blur the background of the shot and make the skateboard the focus of the photo. If you have a decent camera, a shallow depth of field allows you to make sure the electric skateboard is in focus and the background is slightly out of focus so it isn't distracting.
Tip-8. Think outside the tripod
Even a simple stick can become an essential prop. Cleverly placed sticks mean you can snap the electric skateboard into a variety of poses. Then, find the right camera angle, you can make this prop disappear without using photoshop or other photo editing software, if you are close to a wooded area, it only takes a few minutes to find a stick, and you can start It's time for the magic shoot.
Tip-9. Capture experience, atmosphere and emotion
When you're out and about with family and friends, you want to capture images that take you back in time and bring you into the present moment. easy to say, hard to do. So how do you capture the essence of your ride in a few photos? Photographer experts recommend taking a variety of images that paint a picture of the entire experience. For example, pre-ride prep, wiping down the board, stepping on board, in-ride communication, post-ride banter, and of course the ride.
If your shots include your teammates, locations, and scenery, then you have more room to be artistic. So play around with your shutter speed if you can and try to get some panning shots, some motion blur. It's nice to have a sense of movement or people's attitude or atmosphere.
Tip-10. Try to be invisible
Maybe most people hate taking pictures, or at least posing for pictures, or that feeling of being watched, but it's important to be yourself and not interfere too much with what's going on. If you're in the moment and just happen to sneak out your camera, that might give you the funniest nature shots of what's actually happening.
Tip-11. Don't edit the photo too much
After you've taken your photo, you can edit it using photo editing software. It might be tempting to tamper with every photo, but don't go overboard. We don't tend to edit photos too much because it looks obvious, and there's nothing worse than seeing a truly oversharpened image. We also do as little as possible, because if you get the shot right from the start, you don't have to do as much editing. The best thing to do is to tweak your camera settings to create a look you like, then stick with it.
Tip-12. Practice and have fun
The great thing about digital photography is that you don't have to worry about running out of film or shelling out weekly developing bills, so you can do the best you can! Go for good light, experiment with shutter speed and aperture, play around. You will find such joy and joy in taking pictures and capturing memories.
These are all tips to help you get the most out of your electric skateboard photography. Taking good photos of your electric skateboard is a great way to capture your rides and show off your style. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try out new techniques. Have fun with your electric skateboard photography and you’ll be sure to get some amazing shots!