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Mountain Bike Photography

Mountain Bike photography is my new passion. After shooting football, basketball, tennis and many other sports that happen in stadiums the sense of claustrophobia started to harass me. I needed some outdoors, not only photographing but the whole experience. Since I left shooting regular sports I decided to take a break and started going outdoors just for pleasure, to free my mind, get some fresh air… and speed my blood torrent. Although my photo gear is quite heavy for my poor (won’t always bee like this) shape I started carrying it with me, just the basics, one camera body (Canon 1D MarkIV) and two lenses, a 20mm 2,8 and a 70-200mm 2,8. I don’t want to be one of those photographers who go outdoors with a van plenty of gear, lights, stands and stuff that only lets them go less than half mile into the woods. I want to tell the whole story, go further, deeper into the mountains, and take out all the skills I have developed during more than 15 years of experience.

I train on my bike as I learn Photoshop or Lightroom, training for me is an investment in my career, is part of my job that will let me be a better photographer and will make me able to stand out from the rest of the photographers as Dan Barham, Mattias Fredrikson, Sam Needham or Sterling Lorence do, they just fill their backpacks and go ride. That magic will happen in the middle of nowhere, just in the same place that happens to you after hours trekking, hiking, riding… long away from civilization.

Do you ride, hike, trek? Carry your camera outdoors? Share a thought wit me leaving a comment.