Wakeboarding with E-M5 ** FISHEYE to make a difference...

Started Aug 25, 2014 | Discussions thread
RoelHendrickx
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Getting close and engaging people.

lambert4 wrote:

RoelHendrickx wrote:

lambert4 wrote:

Nice perspective and well done. They are views usually reserved for fixed rigs or divers in water sports. As always thanks for sharing.

Some GoPro Heros were also used for special angles. But they don't deliver the same IQ in stills.

GoPro was a co sponsor. I gotta say that some of the toys they rolled out, were pretty spectacular and fun.

One guy was a real ace in remote controlling drones with cameras mounted.

The commercially available (not too expensive) drones looked like fun.

But they also used more professional gear that was just awesome. One of their four-propeller heli drones could fly amazingly fast : it could almost keep up with the wakeboarders, for awesome shots from high or from near the water. I still gotta see the footage but it is bound to be quite something.

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I always forget about the go pro and the drone combos, they are putting out really nice images from unheard of perspectives.

Agree.

keep up the good work, your images are always engaging beyond the subjects. You have a gift of conveying the energy in the image, whether contemplative backstage at the circus or adrenaline of being on the water in these.

Thank you very much.

I believe in Capa's maxim : if the images are not good, you were not close enough.

And that does not mean just PHYSICALLY close - with any kind of people activity, it also pays to get emotionally close (i.e. to engage).  In this case : some small talk on the launch platform to make them realize I know what I am doing and will not interfere with the sports.

One would think that the images become then worse because the subjects are AWARE.  My experience is the contrary : once they are used to you, the become almost unaware.  They notice a photographer much more who remains a stranger.and whose motives and intentions are unclear.

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