SEB’s favourite shots
Seb has been shooting bikes for a living since 1996. Here are some of his best shots from his portfolio…
Make a splash
Photographing mountain biking doesn’t have to mean photos of mountain bikes. Keep your eyes open for details that will set your pictures apart, like this water splash, which was frozen with a pair of remote flashes.
Take the high ground
Most photos are taken at a height between five and six feet from the ground. By seeking out a different viewpoint you’ll immediately grab the viewer’s attention. Climbing a tree alongside the trail is just one option that I have used.
Up close and personal
Getting in really close with a wide lens – here a 16mm full-frame fisheye – puts the viewer right in there with the action, and shows the scenery. Mountain biking is one of the few sports that allows you to get this close in relative safety.