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.
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.