How to Make a Trick Look Bigger or Better

Shooting tips from Onboard’s Photo Editor Sami Tuoriniemi

Sami Tuoriniemi
The height on this shot of Antti Autti has been emphasised by getting nice and low and shooting with a mild fisheye lens / Photo: Sami Tuoriniemi

You can make a trick look bigger and better with different angles and lenses. For example, a fisheye in the pipe can visually increase height – go close and low. Telephoto lenses have a sweet spot where the distance of a jump can be maximised. For example, if you shot the Onboard issue 99′s Travis Rice cover from any lower, the landing would move closer to the kicker and made the gap look smaller; higher and Travis looks closer to the knuckle, again making the gap less impressive.

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