I recently posted some images that are being featured in a local motorcycle magazine, Sun City Biker. The images are of my friend and his sports bike, riding around a couple different roads. After being tagged on Facebook with the June issue, I went ahead and added a couple photos on my wall.
On Facebook, there is a local motorcycle group called El Paso Sportbike Enthusiast where I added one of the photos. Along with the photo, I stated that if anyone is interested in getting some personalized photos of them with their sport bike to let me know. Sure enough I started receiving request and questions about my post in the Facebook group.
It dawned on me that people are still in need of professional photography (other than wedding photography). In one instance, this person said he didn’t have any great looking photos of himself on his bike. I expressed on my reply that I understood why he would be interested in professional photography. I said that I was very fortunate to have a photog buddy of mine to take a few photos of me on the bike. Prior to this, the best photo of me riding a mountain pass was this one taken by a friend of mine a while back.
Now granted my friend did photography as a hobby and I appreciated having this photo of me on the mountain. Then a couple years ago another friend of mine, Mauricio Lara, whom worked with me at the student paper asked if I were interested on a photo shoot. He needed some photography of a motorcycle rider and he thought of me. I jumped to the idea and helped on any which way I could. After a couple of photo sessions, he provided me something I had never had before. I had received great looking photos of me with one of my passions. I started riding motorcycles since i was very young with my dad, and purchased my first bike at 18…and for the first time, I had a photo of me that showed that passion.
I have used this photo many times to show my friends and family my bike. I have placed this photo as my profile picture on numerous of social media accounts. Along with other photos he took, I get the excitement of looking at the photos and sharing them with everyone. It’s one thing to have a picture of yourself that you either took with a cell phone or digital camera on a tripod, and it is another thing to have someone provide images that make you reflect your passions.
There is no doubt that I will guard these digital images of me, so that one day I may be able to share these with my kids along with their stories. That is what a photographer does, at a good one. When a couple gets married and hires a wedding photographer, they expect that he or she would record the event so they can remember and reflect on that day.
There is no doubt that if you own a motorcycle, you know it is bigger than life and you can’t wait to be on the road. We all hope that we get a chance to ride for a very long time. So here is what I can help you with when you’re not on the road. Allow me to immortalize you in a photograph, that you may share with excitement with everyone you choose. I’ve had the pleasure to photograph some friends and their bikes. Perhaps your looking to update your profile picture for some social media and want to be photographed with your bike.
Maybe you’re a female rider and wants to be taken seriously, or captured with your passion as well.
You have a bike and would love to have a picture of your girlfriend/wife next to your bike.
So you’re getting married and would really like to have something that shows how you spent most of your time together.
The day is sunny, and it’s perfect riding weather…perhaps you want photos of you actually riding.
Or you simply just want photos of your bike (your mistress, your other girlfriend), and you haven’t been able to capture the personality of your motorcycle.
Or maybe your selling your bike to get another and need some serious images that look outstanding enough to attract a serious buyer.
Or maybe your looking to make a poster for your garage, bedroom or office. None-the-less, do not deprive yourself of showing off your passion with mediocre pictures. Let me help you show others how serious you are, about your passion for riding bikes. Tell then, keep the rubber side down, and the shiny side up.