Jenna Selby recently ran a 3-day skateboard photography workshop for Photofusion in Brixton as part of its summer Outreach and Community projects – the course itself was funded by Lambeth Council in London.
Jenna, who has over 10 years experience in photographing skating, organised lessons where the 10 students learned about the fundamentals of using a camera including shutter speed to freeze the action and how to take more creative shots using aperture. They then went on to study various skate videos including Fully Flared, assess images in magazines such as Kingpin and Sidewalk and brainstorm ideas about the types of images they would be looking to photograph all in a bid to learn about how to capture, as Cartier-Bresson would say, ‘that’ moment!
Jenna also delved into the culture of the sport and ran a section on portraiture and ‘everything else besides tricks’ ie photographing parks, street spots, graffiti etc. The course went down very well and over the 3 days the group photographed skaters at Stockwell and Clapham skate parks and Southbank – thank you to all those who were incredible kind and patient! To see more of the student’s results click HERE.