MotoUSA Photo of the Week – May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011
Justin Dawes
Justin Dawes
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Raised on two wheels in the deserts of Nevada, the newest addition to the MotoUSA crew has been part of the industry for well over 15 years.Equal parts writer, photographer, and rider, "JDawg" is a jack of all trades and even a master of some.

Camchanns photo from Crater Lake perfectly captures the moment when youve reached an amazing destination and just take it all in.
Camchann’s photo perfectly captures the lake’s reflection as well as the quiet reflection after a long ride.

This Friday’s selection for Photo of the Week comes to you from MotoUSA Forums user Camchann. The instant I saw the thumbnail of this shot, I knew it was the POTW. Camchann’s shot from Crater Lake, Oregon was snapped in July 2010 on a road trip with six of his buddies. Although there is no motorcycle in this shot it perfectly captures that moment every rider has experienced when arriving at an amazing destination. Not only does it put you there on the banks of Crater Lake; this image also triggers memories of all the great moments while on your own adventures. Technically this photo is solid as well. The horizon and shorelines follow the rule of thirds as well as the position of Camchann’s fellow rider. On top of that, the smooth water surface is absolutely amazing!
Hopefully you have been putting my moto-photo tips to use because we want all of your photos to look this great. Post up you results in the MotoUSA Photo of the Week Thread for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree from EVS Sports.

Casey Stoner: The track has quite good grip and we have a better feeling than in the past few years in this track and we are very happy  we went out this morning and didnt change so much from Portugal as the tracks are pretty similar for us  we felt good immediately and then changed a few things and tried something we havent tested before on the Honda which seemed to give us more traction in the rear without affecting anything else.
This photo of Casey Stoner is a perfect example of filling the frame. This shot is about the racer and nothing else.

For this week my tip is simple yet effective for capturing strong action images. Three words – Fill – The – Frame. Get close or use a big zoom and fill the whole viewfinder with your subject. When you want there to be no mistake what the subject of your photo is, then a close-up or “tight” shot leaves not room for confusion. Take a look at most of our shootout and bike review photos. The majority are shot tight, while in our travel stories more wide shots are used.
Ok photo-philes, get out there and shoot! Remember, the best camera is the one that is with you.

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