265. With tuppence for paper and strings, you can have your own set of wings...

by Jarvo J July. 19, 2009 6183 views

Lessons From Trying To Shoot Kite Surfers:

1. Pay close attention to getting the horizon level. It is more annoying having it out by 1 or 2 degrees than being out by 10 or more.
2. Watch out for clouds, they leave shadows on the water that can ruin a shot.
3. Shots that are very close up (showing the actions and facial expressions) and those that are very wide (showing the colours of all the kites) seem to work the best. Those that are in the middle range seem to fall between two stools.
4. Shots where the surfer jumps out of the water look the most dramatic. If possible, I think it is best to catch them just above the horizon. Below the horizon doesn't look so dramatic. In front of the horizon is distracting. Too high in the air and you lose all frames of reference.

Arrr me heartys, 'tis time to jump ship.

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Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 5 months ago

Looks like great fun. I didn't try that on my trip though. ;)

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Mine87 11 years, 5 months ago

fantastic!specialy like 4,7&8.
:)

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Susan 11 years, 5 months ago

Good points! It's so hard to be aware of "everything" when shooting. Great set, love the wide angles with all the colors.

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Paul 11 years, 5 months ago

Great shots.....

11 years, 5 months ago Edited
Aydin 11 years, 6 months ago

Great:)

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete 11 years, 6 months ago

great action shots

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jet28 11 years, 6 months ago

You obviously learned your lessons well - these are superb!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eric Abalea 11 years, 6 months ago

Pretty series, the capture of movements is terrible.... Big instants!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 11 years, 6 months ago

Awesome action shots! Great work!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Keith Flamã©E 11 years, 6 months ago

Great advice and great action shots. #3,#4 & #6 are excellent :-)

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ittakesallsorts 11 years, 6 months ago

Great shots - especially like #3 ;-}

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 6 months ago

Well done! Great lessons.

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 6 months ago

hmhmmm!
I got to do this one day :D

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 6 months ago

Great action captures. I love the colors!

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