ANDY DAY’S FIVE TOP TIPS FOR PARKOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
1 FRAME FOR DRAMA
Get low and shoot wide.
2 PUT THE SCENE FIRST
Compose according to the architecture, not the action.
3 CREATE CLARITY
Look for frames within frames, and place the body against the sky or clean elements within the shot.
4 KNOW YOUR SUBJECT
Learn parkour. If you know what athletes can do, you can find opportunities for photographs more easily, and when you’re exploring with them, you’ll be speaking the same language.
5 WORK AS A TEAM
Work closely with the athletes. Often they are photographers and filmmakers themselves so they can give you some great feedback and offer ideas of their own.