What I have learned from riding bicycles for many years is that pretty well all shapes and sizes of folks ride bicycles, and their shape does not necessarily tell you how fast they are. I get dropped all the time by 75-year old grandma’s. I am just glad to see people out exercising and staying […]
I decided to ride the Norman Conquest bicycle ride at the last moment. I got up at 5 am, loaded my bike, my Toyo View VX-125 large-format camera system, and my Pentax 67 camera bag. I was running late by the time I got to Norman and only had about 20 minutes to grab some […]
This is another one of those “stand in front of better subjects, take better photos” examples. This guy was very interesting, a hard-core rider, and made for a great photo. I like how he stood in front of his bicycle, relegating it to the background. I should have thought of that.
I was once told my a grizzled cigar-chomping editor – “Wanna take better photos? Stand in front of better subjects.” And he was exactly correct. Sounds simple, but it is true. I just gotta stand in front of cool subjects to take cool photos like this!
Another black and white portrait from my series at the Norman Conquest bicycle ride. I took these portraits after completing my own 23-mile ride in the hills east of Norman. I had my subjects hold their bicycles at my pre-focused mark – the X in the concrete – and once I had them properly aligned, […]