My New Camera Isn't Going to Make Me Take Better Pictures Article at Skatepark of Tampa

My New Camera Isn't Going to Make Me Take Better Pictures

Posted on Monday, February 1, 2010 by Rob

By Rob Meronek
I asked Jereme Knibbs if we could reshoot the half cab nose manual back 180 out. It looks 100 times better with a camera that captures light better and also shoots nine instead of five frames a second. Plus, I can lurk in the shadows clear across the park and not be all up in people's faces.
I only know Piro Sierra from Stalker Steve's photos and our All Ages Contests here. I straight stalked this one from way across the Park with my new long lens - backside tailslide backside flip out.
The many manny combos of Robbie Kirkland can now be documented with a full nine frames a second. This camera actually shoots upto 11 frames per second. I don't even want to say what it is or how much it costs because it's pretty embarassing how expensive it was, especially for someone that's not a real photographer. I don't deserve this image capturing device.
I'm so hyped on sequences now that I even took one of Stalker Steve walking.
Seen Daniel Espinosa's Lakai welcome video? Jereme did. It must be nice to see a trick then be able to just go out and learn it - back smith to bluntslide.
Just as I was leaving, I saw some dad in a full track and field sweatsuit with a tucked in t-shirt. Wow. Turns out he can skate. I thought it was going to be all over on this roll in on the Kahuna, but he rode away clean, although a little stiff.
The rest of these you won't really appreciate unless you're a photo nerd. I just got the camera on Friday and had to take off for a personal trip to Rochester. This is my first photo at night with it. The ISO is at 6400 on this one with the shutter speed at 1/50. This camera can basically see in the dark. It's like having my eyes opened up, and for an oriental, that's huge deal.
This is taking off from Tampa. Shooting out of an airplane window at night, you need at least a shutter speed of 1/80 which is what this photo is at. On most cameras, that would give you a photo of a fully black rectangle. This camera on ISO6400 brings out all the light without too much grain.
Here's a photo on the dimly lit plane at ISO 3200.
ISO 6400, f1.8, 1/60th of a second - Florida at night as seen from the plane window. I'm looking forward to learning every little thing about this new picture taking gadget.


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