Photo by Matt Spencer
Can you sit through 9 minutes of crash footage? Can you?
Yeah! It’s been too long. Coming in strong from Wolf Drawn is KVLT Klips XII.
Matt‘s saying bye to Volume to pursue other opportunities and as a thank you, he put up a rather slick edit. Spine tire slide, ledge roll, t-bog, one-handed table and whip skid drop looked balleur. Along with just general, fast riding. I think FGFS needs to not have rules and just be fast and fun. This shit looks good. If and when Matt Spencer goes to 26″, It’ll be just as fun to watch though. Style is style, regardless of wheel size.
I mentioned yesterday that Cody Nutter gave me a little tutorial on color-correction recently. In 5 minutes, I began the process of learning curves. In the past, I’ve messed around with color curves but looking back at some of the photos, I cringe. They’re either too blue or too red and ultimately, they just look like a photo lab mixed the wrong chemicals when processing film. Andy from Fyxomatosis gave me the best advice anyone could give: the photo should look like it was taken with your eyes. With digital photography at an all-time high and apps like Instagram going viral, people love the nostalgia associated with a high-contrast, cross-processed image. But I’m not sure that’s where I want to go with my photos. Sure, this isn’t a rule but it’s a direction I want to stay clear of.
Back to the learning curves. The photo on the right is the original photo I posted of Matt Spencer during the LBC in ATX trip. The photo on the left is after balancing out the blacks and whites. Quite a difference huh?
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