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Saturday Skate Day in Taipei

In Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday often means skateboarding day for me and my friends.  We’ll go to many different street spots around the city and county and often head to another city like Taichung.  It’s usually the same group of my friends: Dave, John, Chris, myself, and lately Gav.  We have a few friends in other cities, and a few other guys in Taipei skate, but we don’t seem to see them as often.

Taiwan is a great place to skate because unlike most places in the western world, we rarely get kicked out of spots by angry security guards.  Lucky for our group of (slightly) older skaters, there are also a lot of banks, wall-rides, and transitions to skate.  There’s also an abundant supply of 7-11s for when the session starts to wind down.

This past Saturday, I was in the mood to shoot some pictures.  I don’t always like shooting skate pics, because usually I’d much rather skate or just hang out.  It’s also difficult to carry all the gear required needed to get good pictures.  We usually take the MRT or walk/skate from spot to spot and the nearly 80 lbs of gear can obviously wear me down.  Sure, I could just carry a camera and shoot natural light photos, but skateboarding photography usually requires a few remote strobes to isolate the subject from the background and give the picture more “pop”.

I actually wanted to get some lifestyle pictures this weekend, and the first picture of John was an attempt at that, but as the day went on, we ended up shooting a lot more skate photos.  It’s alright though, because we got some good ones.

Post Script – Please, please, please don’t wear black shirts on skate photo day!!!

John with his lifestyle shot.  Not exactly what I wanted but it worked out ok.  John walks around like that all the time... I swear.  He also thinks Sanchong is Awesome, Dude.

John with his lifestyle shot. Not exactly what I wanted but it worked out ok. John walks around like that all the time... I swear. He also thinks Sanchong is "Awesome, Dude."

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Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Skateboarding, TAIWAN, TRAVEL | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

My New Website

Hello everybody,

I re-tuned my website with some fancy flash galleries, some new pics and the other stuff I listed below.

New Website:
I added some fancy new flash galleries and cleaned everything up a
bit.  There are new pictures in many of the galleries, but you’ll have
to sift though to find them, sorry.

New Book:
It’s nothing fancy, but I self published a book with pictures from my
travels.  It’s a little self-serving (complete with pictures of me in
the back), but it’s pretty cool.

Order Prints:
I’ve been a member of this photographers’ thingy for a while and just
realized that you can order prints from it.  If you ever wanted one of
my photos, here’s you chance.

I was in the USA a few weeks ago, and I wanted to say “Thanks again” to
everyone that I saw and “sorry” to everyone that I missed.  I had a
great time and I wish I had more time to hang out than I did.  Now some
of you need to come here and visit!

If you have any problems with the website or anything, let me know!
Also, if any of you have any links you’d like to share, Email me!  My
“Friends” section is looking a little bare!

Cheers, and Thanks for all the support over the years!

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