If you’ve tried before shooting surfers on a beach and it’s just about the same. If not, and just read on. This is my first time to experience doing a coastal shoot in this place called Puro Beach at Pinget Island, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur, Philippines.
after the second cup of cool halo halo … I still lingered around the cool shade of the food vendor’s shack and started shooting away …
After which I saw a kiteboarder testing his gear … another photo opportunity. I just kept distance shooting with a 50mm prime lens.
Although there were no security guidelines, I just shoot at a distance … Keep in mind that we don’t want to disturb or get in the way of the event or the participants.
One composition approach I usually use is to reduce negative space by placing the subject matter or juxtaposing it to the interesting foreground. In this case, the parked motorized outrigger boat. The result, it fills the frame and tells more story and also adds depth – foreground (boat) – middle ground (kiteboarder) – background (horizon clouds).
Earlier was a solo bike rider, now, it’s motorcycle … a riding in tandem theme shot. Framing the shot between the boats adds balance and tightens the focus towards the two riders coupled with fill in the frame – juxtaposed – shot.
My photo shoot was kinda inadvertently interrupted with a kiteboarder dropping for a cool bottled mineral water. I humbly advise that you be alert and immediately connect with a story. His tees got an event message – Get Blown! I took a “decapitated” body shot. For privacy reasons. If he flags me down, I’ll just show him the shot and I am in a safe zone. No identity can be anybody shot.
Captured by the moment approach again adds spice to your kiteboarding photography. I waited for the children to be in the frame as the kiteboarder at the background was strutting his stuff.
More people flock at the venue. The colorful mix of the kites and flags produces a cool composition. Again, juxtapositioning and fill-in the frame photography techniques were employed.
Since I was just visiting the place, I took this shot just to photo document the event venue and their official competition banner.