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, […]
I love taking portraits of people, especially portraits that show what they do. I couldn’t pass up this opportunity at the Norman Conquest bicycle ride to take portraits of some of the riders when they completed the route.