Go Skateboarding Day - 2023

June 29, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

You've heard of Go Skateboarding Day, haven't you? No? Well, lemme explain it to you. Go Skateboarding Day grew out of the All Star City Skate Jam in New York, back in 2002. It was renamed to Go Skateboarding Day in 2004, and is, in  nutshell, when a whole whack of skateboarders get together in their respective communities and, well, go skateboarding! Local organizations put on events throughout the day at skateparks, plazas, bowls, or wherever they want to skate. As the day progresses, the mass crowds of skateboarders skate from spot to spot, having a grand ole time doing what they love doing; Skateboarding!  

I'm an old skateboarder who still likes to get on the board every now and then (when my fragile ankles will allow it), and skate around. But what I REALLY love to do is photograph skateboarding. Coming from a skateboarding background, I like to think I know how to capture the action as it's unfolding and knowing where the sweet spot of the trick is going to be, so I can be in the right position to get the best shot I can. 

Go Skateboarding Day in Vancouver this year was a blast. The skaters were awesome, the weather was great, and the skate spots were some of the most iconic spots in the city. 

Here are a few of the shots I managed to come away with:

False Creek Curbs

 

False Creek Curbs (parking lot)

 

Victory Square

 

Victory Square

 

Victory Square

 

Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Vancouver Art Gallery

 

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

 

If you've never tried photographing skateboarding, I highly recommend it to not only hone your skill set as an action sports photographer, but to maybe get out of your comfort zone and try something new. The action is fast and sometimes unpredictable, but trying to capture these things will help you understand your camera bit more, make you play around with your settings and ultimately make you a better photographer. 

 

Now get out there and shoot! 

 

All of these images and more are available for digital download Here.

 

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for more awesome stuff!

 

 


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