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I don't get it when I see people postings pics of there ride with just them riding in it. Who takes the pictures?? Is there some sort of person that just follows them around and takes the pics while choosing not be in them? Sometimes they look like theyre really far away. Is there some sort of business where you can rent a person to follow you around while you ride and take pics?
 

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I don't get it when I see people postings pics of there ride with just them riding in it. Who takes the pictures?? Is there some sort of person that just follows them around and takes the pics while choosing not be in them? Sometimes they look like theyre really far away. Is there some sort of business where you can rent a person to follow you around while you ride and take pics?
I have my publicist follow me around with a camera. I'm not sure how everyone else does it.
 

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I have whoever is w/ me take the shot and then give them a chance to have me take a shot of them.
Same thing here. When a section of trail that is photo worthy presents itself, our group will take turns taking pictures of everyone else. We all carry cameras with us anyway sooooo... :)
 

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90% of my rides have zero photos. I like rides that have minimal breaks and have a certain flow and rhythm.

However, pictures are cool. This is how it happens:

- A few guys carry cameras. Frequent stops are the order of the day and it's good to just chill and have fun. The most common thing to do is the guys with cameras get a 5-minute head start on an interesting part of the trail, they find a spot and shoot everyone as they go by. These shots can either be close-up or vista. The group then stops and waits for the them.

Sometimes, you get a cameraman who is just such a fast rider that he can ride ahead of the group, shoot pictures then catch up without ever needing the group to wait up.

Then there's session-ing. This is where you just do a great part of the trail over and over. The group can spend up to an hour just hanging out at a spot and re-trying stunts and taking pictures.

Finally for great shots, you need to have some pro photographer friends that ride. Pros plan shots and have wet dreams about them. This can involve some set-up and planning to get their equipment at the right spot.

Here's a pro shot taken at Soquel Demo Forest, CA.

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fanghasyou said:
I don't get it when I see people postings pics of there ride with just them riding in it. Who takes the pictures?? Is there some sort of person that just follows them around and takes the pics while choosing not be in them? Sometimes they look like theyre really far away. Is there some sort of business where you can rent a person to follow you around while you ride and take pics?
most cameras have a timer feature........

at least, that is how i get most of my solo shots.

you know, 'cause i'm too poor to have my own publicist.
 

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scrublover said:
most cameras have a timer feature........

at least, that is how i get most of my solo shots.

you know, 'cause i'm too poor to have my own publicist.
I split the cost with Ashlee (Simpson) so it's pretty affordable.
 

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I'm my own publicist.... or would that be self-promoter?

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KRob is the king of timer shots
He, he. But it's only because I'm such a pathetic loner poser dork and I just can't get enough of looking at myself and no one will ride with me..... so what choice do I have? :p

Tim R and I are pretty tight. ;) Gotta be able to find a natural tripod, have your bike setting in a place that's quickly accessable, get the camera pointed in the right direction, push the button, run to your bike get on it, get looking somewhat photogenic, get clipped in, get positioned for a tech move possibly, all while counting to ten. Nothing to it. ;)

K (this is where I earn the uberdork monicker) Rob
 

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I don't get it when I see people postings pics of there ride with just them riding in it. Who takes the pictures?? Is there some sort of person that just follows them around and takes the pics while choosing not be in them? Sometimes they look like theyre really far away. Is there some sort of business where you can rent a person to follow you around while you ride and take pics?
Then there's the PhotoShop option. :D
 

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fanghasyou said:
I don't get it when I see people postings pics of there ride with just them riding in it. Who takes the pictures?? Is there some sort of person that just follows them around and takes the pics while choosing not be in them? Sometimes they look like theyre really far away. Is there some sort of business where you can rent a person to follow you around while you ride and take pics?
I don't think I've ever posted a pic of myself riding a bike. For the most part, people posting pics are posting pictures of riding buddies.

I am, however, available for rental. Just keep me living in the manner to which I've become accustomed and the pics will flow.

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Who takes the "action" pics on my rides?!! Well, it sure as Hell ain't me...I can only shoot if I have 10,000 watt seconds of strobe power and a camera the size of a small car...



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Impressive gallery of photos! You've met and photographed an impressive list of people. Quite a celebrity for these boards. :)
 

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I'm fluent in Squirrel and usually ask one of the local inhabitants to click my camera. They are usually pretty good about it although I did have one squirrel try to run off with my camera.
 

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lovemonkey said:
My lovely and patient gf takes most of the shots I have.
And here she is in her only bike related shot. She almost never lets me have the camera.
Also in the pic is my dog Kona, named after the coffe not the bike.
 

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KRob said:
Gotta be able to find a natural tripod, have your bike setting in a place that's quickly accessable, get the camera pointed in the right direction, push the button, run to your bike get on it, get looking somewhat photogenic, get clipped in, get positioned for a tech move possibly, all while counting to ten. Nothing to it. ;)
This gadget helps with the first part, cost me $4.00 at a camera shop. The circus dance is still up to you . :D
 

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