Joe Holiday Mountain Biking Shoot

Mountain Biking is a sport I have never photographed before and so I knew this quick shoot with Joe was going to be a challenge but also a great chance to grab some experience. Joe is a friend of mine who is a talented rider and him and I have often spoken in school about arranging a shoot and getting some shots of him on the trails.

I was going in blind to this shoot, something which I like to try and avoid usually if possible as was this a bigger shoot I would've liked to scout the trails before to find the angles but actually the fact that this was so new to me actually may have been a good thing as it forced me to think creatively and adapt.

Overall the shoot was good fun, I found the hardest part is effectively isolating joe on his bike in the air and ensuring that the shrubbery surrounding was not too distracting. However, that said I'm quite happy with the results and I've defiantly learnt a lot should I do a shoot similar to this in the future.