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Billy Clarke: Alley-oop Fishbrain http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/9108324895/ 香港街頭滑旱冰 #HK #BW:

Aside from writing, Billy Clarke (Instagram:@rollhk) [1] also does aggressive inline skating with a bunch of other street kids in Hong Kong.

I did not know that rollerblading has its own lingo until now. This particular move here is called “Alley-oop Fishbrain”. According to a rollerblading glossary [2], “Alley-oop” is a move where you turn one way while rotating (to land the grind) another, where as “Fishbrain” is a topside makio grind named by Aussie skater Tom Fry. Definitely will need an illustrated guide.

# Workflow

I was not really prepared for this shoot—it was ad hoc and out of the blue. It was also midnight, so there was only so much I could do. This is a good example of strobist in action though — just plop the 580EX closed to the subject and boom there’s light. Billy is not too happy with it showcasing his rear but technically speaking that _is_ where the action is at…

I have asked him to invite me when there is actually light next time. Seriously.

# Billy Clarke
+ http://billy-clarke.com/
+ http://rollhk.com/
+ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/billy.clarke.904
+ Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/19169305@N08/
+ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/billyclarke

# Notes
1. “Billy Clarke” / 香港人 Hong Kong Humans / SML.20130508.7D.41422.L2.BW: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/8729028938/
2. http://www.rollerblading.com.au/skating_glossary.htm

Billy Clarke: Alley-oop Fishbrain / 香港街頭滑旱冰 Hong Kong Aggressive Skating (Rollerblading) on the Street / SML.20130524.6D.14911.SQ.BW
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/ #中國 #中国 #China #香港 #HongKong #strobist #Skating #rollerblade #street #Alleyoop #fishbrain #WTF #BillyClarke #people
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Wufenpu (五分埔) is the largest clothing market in Taipei, best known for its wholesale pricing. It is most suitable for ladies who enjoy bargain shopping. I had no interest in that, but instead gravitated to the little food vendors seen here selling knock-off versions of Taiwanese specialties, such as the fried chicken steak in the front. In the background, another Buddhist temple appears rather unexpectedly in the midst of all the chaos.

# More Information
+ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wufenpu

五分埔雞排佛寺 Chicken Steak + Buddhist Temple, Wufenpu / 台灣台北 Taipei, Taiwan / SML.20140211.6D.30710.BW
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/ #SMLProjects #黑白 #BW #SMLBW #street #wtf #food #temple #shopping #五分埔
#Wufenpu #chaos

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SML in Motion http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/9366953851/ multi-exposure via Photoshop:

A friend on Facebook challenged me to do multiple exposure via Photoshop, and this is the result.

If your flash does not allow you to do multi strobe (which I believe is a function only available on Canon 580EX, 580EX II and 600EX) [2, 3]. You can do it inside Photoshop by stacking the layers together. This takes less guess work.

Multistrobe via the Flash is done during the capture, and basically requires the subject to move to the exact position that you photograph when the flash is firing. Of course, the unknown is what makes it fun, but for more predictable results, Photoshop is obviously your friend.

That said, since I do not have a model and must photograph myself, what I get is somewhat difficult to predict also. There is a certain charm when you are able to achieve it inside the camera—which is more “analog” than Photoshop.


# Notes
1. SML in Motion / SML Me (See-ming Lee 李思明) / SML.20130723.6D.21600.L1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/9366030820/
2. Although the Canon 430EX and below will not do multi-strobe natively, you can use them as slaves and multi-strobes will fire using 580EX as a master.
3. I am sure that Nikon can do that also but I don’t know what other camps can do. Please don’t ask me.

# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

SML in Motion (multi-exposure stack via post) / SML Me (See-ming Lee 李思明) / SML.20130725.6D.24161-SML.20130725.6D.24163-ME.SQ.BW
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/ #中國 #中国 #China #香港 #HongKong #攝影 #摄影 #photography #selfie #instagay #gaymen #lgbt #gaysian #gaynerds #men #strobist #nerds #motion (at SML Universe Limited)

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Here are more bizarre self portraits from the past because you appear to like them :) so wtf is going on here? When I experimented with using video projection as a light source, I noticed that projecting 2D imagery onto 3D objects have a way of articulating and describing the physical space well. So I drew some vertical lines inside Illustrator and connected my projector to the computer, which resulted in an SML Zebra… :)

Photographed at SML Universe NYC in 2008—when FatSML is not present, showing skin is generally not much of an issue.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/seeminglee/2194505527/

SML Zebra / SML.20080115.10D.47591
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/ #Me #selfie #TBT #Instagay #LGBT #gay #men #self #portrait #BW #gaymen #video #projection #crazy #wtf #lol
(at SML Universe Limited)

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