Lots – we might even go so far as to say “most” – riders seem to carry some sort of camera with them on rides these days. Particular since you can get phones that are better camera than some cameras we’ve owned. Taking good pictures of bike rides isn’t all that straightforward, though (although judging by the reader pics that have graced our front page, quite a few of you have got the hang of it). We can think of few better ways to glean some tips than to pick the brains of a professional, and handily a professional has just started to tip the contents of his brain on to the internet.
The lensperson in question is Seb Rogers. He’s been getting paid for pictures of bikes for over a decade, has more than 70 magazine covers to his name and has had pictures in just about every UK bike mag you care to mention. His new blog (sebrogers.typepad.com/) supplements his existing portfolio site (www.sebrogers.co.uk) with behind-the-scenes stuff from the world of pro MTB photography, sneak previews from shoots and a load of stuff about bikes, cameras and the combination thereof.
“It’s a great excuse for me to blather on about two of the things that I enjoy most,” admits Seb. “Riding… and taking pictures of riding.”
There’s also a free screensaver on the way. “Mountain bike screensavers seem to be a rare breed,” says Seb, “so I thought I’d do something about it.” Featuring some of Seb’s favourite shots, the screensaver also includes a clock and calendar function and will be available for both Macs and PCs. Keep an eye on the blog for details.
And by way of an extra incentive (of sorts), two of the pictures on the front page of Seb’s blog at the time of writing feature your esteemed editor (or limbs thereof)…