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casil403
04-26-2010, 08:48 PM
I had fun shooting these kids...I don't know if they (my shots that is...the kids were really good I thought) are any good but it was fun to watch them. They were pretty cool with having the old lady with the camera there. :)
Sean:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4555729999_4cdf45bc18_o.jpg

Mark:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3379/4555674667_3ea8bb272b_o.jpg

Unknown kid:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3531/4556347548_e27c3a6bbc_o.jpg

I gave the two whose names I found out my flickr address and a contact email so they can get ahold of me if they want me to send them the shots. :) They liked that.

kat
04-26-2010, 09:09 PM
Sweet! The second one is my fav with all the colors and comp

Bambi
04-26-2010, 09:56 PM
I'm jealous. I"ve been wanting to do this sort of thing for a while. My favourite is the last one.

casil403
04-27-2010, 10:28 AM
Thanks B and Kat....
A couple more from the day that I liked....
I thought I would throw up a colour version of a previous shot...lemme know which one is preferred:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/4557190019_1375cb36ee_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3533/4557143513_066510c35f_o.jpg

LoL..... bonus points that they were playing awesome music I was listening to back in my day...Filter, Econoline Crush, Nirvana, Soundgarden, etc...
I think all in all I did okay for a first try at this type of shooting...I learned a few things and will go back and apply them....anybody has any suggestions on how to improve this kind of shot by all means throw them out there as I was winging it for the most part.

Marko
04-27-2010, 10:53 AM
Nice set! - Shot 3 for me please.

QuietOne
04-28-2010, 01:55 AM
B&W for the "unknown kid". In the color version, he starts getting a bit lost, and the people in the background become a lot more obvious. He's definitely the center of attention in the B&W.

The painted swimming pool shot is great, too. Too bad there's so much background stuff to the right. I like that the skateboarder is part of the picture as a whole, instead of the main subject, but he's just on the border of being easy to miss.

As for improvement - I don't know about you, but for me it would involve going back a lot, watching the rhythms of the people, and still probably wading through huge numbers of shots to find the few that were dead on. :shrug:

jventer
04-28-2010, 02:15 AM
I like the last shot, very nice!

Hillbillygirl
04-28-2010, 06:43 AM
Excellent shot of unknown kid in B&W Casil.

Richard
04-28-2010, 03:22 PM
Nice set Casil,

well done for getting out there and taking these shots, I walk past my local skating park everyday, and don't dare to get close, let alone get out a camera and start shooting...

nice job :thumbup:

Bambi
04-28-2010, 06:05 PM
Nice set Casil,

well done for getting out there and taking these shots, I walk past my local skating park everyday, and don't dare to get close, let alone get out a camera and start shooting...

nice job :thumbup:

Why wouldn't you dare? I bet the kids would love to have their picture taken. or are you afraid to be arrested?

casil403
04-28-2010, 06:26 PM
Thanks for the nice comments all.
Richard, these kids were more than cooperative. Only one group said no as they said they were more dirt bikers than skatepark riders and didn't want to look dumb (I think). They told me to come down to the dirtbike park in Chestermere as that is where they hang out usually. I spoke with Sean after I shot him in the bowl and he said most of them just love to ham it up and have their picture taken...especially when I gave some of them my contact email and flickr account so the could see the shots and send me a line if they wanted their shots. Sean already has his posted on his Facebook page.
When the kids saw me behind the cone, they really started taking turns to show off their stuff,,,it was so cool to see everybody having a go at it one at a time , getting along with each other, and showing their best moves as they jumped over the cone....the scariest part for me was trying not to get hit but be daring enough to get as close as possible.....lol. Not one of them even got close to me and one guy even moved the cone so it was in front of me so I could get a better shot.
As I said, just learn their names, give them a contact email and offer to send them the photos and you will have them eating out of your hand..they all want some neat shots for their facebook pages...lol! At least that was my experience...and I will go back there and do it again. :clap:

This was the closest anybody got to hitting me....and even then he was well far away...and he landed on his feet too!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3547/4561700822_951a2a64a3_o.jpg

This kid was really showing off his stuff too....he was pretty awesome to watch and he was loving the attention too. I might go back and find him to see if he wants some shots next week. :)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3074/4561032279_6280551f52_o.jpg

Iguanasan
04-28-2010, 07:36 PM
I was going to say #3 for me too until I saw today's shots. Serve up a double helping! :) :thumbup:

I don't know about Richard but I know I wouldn't likely stop at my local skate park either. Men taking photos of kids they don't know end up in jail. Heck there was one poor fellow I read about who got in trouble for taking pictures of his OWN kids.

casil403
04-28-2010, 08:07 PM
I was going to say #3 for me too until I saw today's shots. Serve up a double helping! :) :thumbup:

Thanks Ig :)


I don't know about Richard but I know I wouldn't likely stop at my local skate park either. Men taking photos of kids they don't know end up in jail. Heck there was one poor fellow I read about who got in trouble for taking pictures of his OWN kids.

Funny I don't think about those things.....maybe I should.
I guess you have a point...sad but true. :sad:
You saying that makes me feel like I did something wrong...don't think I did, but having someone say it makes it feel like I did. :sad:
Sad days when one feels like it is wrong or bad to innocently take shots of people having fun, enjoying themselves and both doing something they love to do at both ends. :shrug:

Iguanasan
04-28-2010, 08:44 PM
Thanks Ig :)



Funny I don't think about those things.....maybe I should.
I guess you have a point...sad but true. :sad:
You saying that makes me feel like I did something wrong...don't think I did, but having someone say it makes it feel like I did. :sad:
Sad days when one feels like it is wrong or bad to innocently take shots of people having fun, enjoying themselves and both doing something they love to do at both ends. :shrug:

You did absolutely nothing wrong and would likely never be bothered so please don't feel bad. As much as I hate it, it's a man thing. Adult males taking photos of kids they don't know automatically puts us in the category of pedophile regardless of whether we are or not.

casil403
04-28-2010, 09:20 PM
Thanks Ig...I guess I just never think of those issues for men or even women I guess... I understand how it must feel for both sides but it still makes me a bit :sad: though.

Iguanasan
04-28-2010, 09:27 PM
Thanks Ig...I guess I just never think of those issues for men or even women I guess... I understand how it must feel for both sides but it still makes me a bit :sad: though.

It is very sad. Unfortunately, it's also just life. :headslap: There are way too many small minded people in the world.

casil403
04-28-2010, 09:38 PM
Small and narrow minded unfortunately. I guess it is a world where you have to assume people have the worst intentions, especially when it comes to your kids.
Anyhow I just finished some processing on this one:..I noticed the shadow on the pavement and thought I would process to enhance while diminishing the distracting elements in the BG...I think with the subject matter it works. :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/4562024248_1418b2ea2b_o.jpg

Iguanasan
04-28-2010, 10:14 PM
Totally! I betcha this would rock with selective colouring. Pain in the *ss with all the bike detail but it would be totally cool. Great shot.

Richard
04-29-2010, 04:12 AM
Some more sweet shots...

I'm not sure about the legality of taking pics of other peoples kids with out their parents consent, I was actually talking more about the kids around here can be pretty rough and have been known in the past to hurl verbal abuse at just about everyone.

I think you have nicely framed the action in these shots, and I like the monochromatic treatment...

casil403
04-29-2010, 06:22 AM
Some more sweet shots...

I'm not sure about the legality of taking pics of other peoples kids with out their parents consent, I was actually talking more about the kids around here can be pretty rough and have been known in the past to hurl verbal abuse at just about everyone.

I think you have nicely framed the action in these shots, and I like the monochromatic treatment...

Thanks Richard :)

Just to be clear.....
These were hardly little kids....there were little kids there with the parents and I made sure to keep them out of the shots...try as they did to get in...lol.
These "kids" and I use the term simply b/c they were younger than me, but all of them were easily past 16 years and the 2 whose names I did get were easily in their early late teens/early 20's...they could have easily hurled abuse at me too and told me to "eff off and get lost"...which is why I too had been intimidated to go there in the past, but as I said they were really quite obliging. :)

edG
05-11-2010, 05:47 AM
excellent shots Casil

casil403
05-11-2010, 09:08 AM
Thanks EdG. :)

Mad Aussie
05-11-2010, 05:52 PM
I'm going for that shot 3 in first set as well. Well processed and a great pose caught.

I did this once also at a BMX park ... the kids loved having their shots taken. They really ham it up for you huh! :)