Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Fair Trade...

I've mentioned many times that BSD makes surfboards. Old news. But the best thing about this hobby of his is his desire to have nice photos of the boards he makes.

And since his skillz as a photographer are not as mad as his skillz as a shaper. He comes to moi. And when he does. I make him do things like this...


And this...

And this...

When what he really wants is just a photo like this...

or this...

or this...

Those last three photos are so much cooler to him than the first three. I, on the other hand, would have rather opened up the lens more. A little more DOF would be my preference. But after a few "vision" difference of opinion "discussions," I've learned to just close down the lens to showcase more of the board's details.

In the end, it's a win-win. He gets to show off his boards. And I get to have a semi-willing model. And I think he makes a pretty darn good model at that. 

The icing on the cake? When I say I need a new lens, he's right on board.

Note: This is not a surfboard. It's called a paipo. It's like a boogie board on steroids. Made just like a surfboard but meant for riding the waves on your knees or your belly. Someone from the west coast contacted BSD to make it for him.

11 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh aren't you clever....when you say you need a new lens...BSD is on "board". Good one! Beautiful pictures...BSD is a natural at that modeling thing!

Gabe said...

I definately like the ones with BSD better. . .more interesting and personal!

But what do I know about surf boards, I live way far away from the ocean!

Andrea said...

He certainly suits a surfboard and your photos make me want to try it! Wonderful job! x

Kimberly said...

I think the photos with him in them are far more interesting than the ones without. Looks like a great board!

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

Those pics are ALL great. However, I agree with you; I like the ones with him in them, especially the first one with him going down the stairs.

Hey if it gets you a new lens, take whatever photos he wants you to take! ;)

mandy said...

have i mentioned lately your photos are freakin' gorgeous.

i like the portraits of your husband as well as the ones you post of your girls so often.

i think you have a true gift for portraiture.

karren said...

These are really great photos that show off his talent and YOURS! They are all very professional and beautiful.

Amy said...

Love these, especially the ones with BSD. Does he also teach surfing? I have a boy who would love to learn.....

Cindy said...

these are so awesome kim! my fav is the third!
new lens for awesome pics...sounds like a win-win to me!
have a happy day

Karina said...

I love them all. I never thought about how it would be to take photos or someone else's needs rather than Just your own vision. Looks like you came to a beautiful compromise. Wonderful job showcasing his talent.

Kristin said...

Swooning over these. You are tugging on my inner beach desires! I love that you got some hunk-a-licious shots of BSD thrown in there too! NICE!