PHOTO JOURNAL: Josh Hayes #3

Many of you may not recognize the name Howie Bennett, but he’s one of the sickest skaters I have had the privilege of skating with. He makes a photographer’s job easy because his style is so good. Howie and I had talked about getting a unique shot to show off his fresh new turquoise skates and I thought it would be the perfect chance to try out a technique called HDR (high dynamic range), a series of shots at different exposures that are combined to make one super-detailed photo. HDR is a technique that is hard to make look good, but if done right can produce a natural, yet dramatic effect. I haven’t seen very much of this in rollerblading photography, but I think it suits it very well. — Josh Hayes

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Mel Gibson and the Jewish Brigade - Sunday, September 27th, 2009

mel gibson approves so use the extra confidence instilled and remember that in order to promote rollerblading u need more than a soul on that rail if it was a bigger rail(bigger is better) i would approve, maybe. u need overall more difficulty maybe a chin-check woul help

amargedon - Sunday, September 27th, 2009

the soul doesnt look locked on

Tom D - Sunday, September 27th, 2009

HDR is lame. Please discontinue.

Josh Hayes - Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I was just trying something new out.

Josh M Hayes - Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I was just trying out something new.

Josh Hayes - Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

I was just trying out something new

Josh M Hayes - Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

sorry I did not mean to type that 3 times : )

Thomas Vahe - Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Nice job Josh, Photo is very nice!

bballog - Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Not a fan of the HDR personally. The angle is a bit dramatic squeezing his face too.

Ryan Loewy - Friday, October 2nd, 2009

I am a bit confused here, because with HDRs you take a mutliple of the same image at different shutter speeds while keep the aperature the same (ensuring that the depth of field doesn’t change), however, how were you able to do this with rollerblading? I only ask because when you do HDRs you usually are capturing a subject, for the most part, that is stationed. I usually use the HDR program in photoshop, so I am not to indepth with the whole thing. mr hayes which you please explain?

Chip Tingly - Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Howie Bennett!? Haven’t heard that name since the ORIGINAL Skatebarn days.

David Andrew - Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Ryan you can make HDR’s by just editing the exposure of one image, which will be the case here.

Michael Braud - Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

This photo looks cool as shit.

I like the super distortion of that lense too. I like the way the spiraled support rails look at that short of a distance.

Howie does look like the baby of the devil or an alien or something though. Crazy black eyes.

Michael Braud - Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

p.s. This concludes 3 soul/topsouls for your photo journals Josh. Let’s see something different. A mistrail? Something a/o?! COME ON JOSH! WE NEED SOME VARIETY!

Josh M Hayes - Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

yeah I noticed that they were all souls tricks too but I didn’t mean for it to be that way it just happened. I promise the next will not be a soul hahaha

Drew Amato - Monday, June 7th, 2010

like you said, its hard to make an hdr look good. this is no exception.

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