Wakeboarding on the Snake River

On June 2nd, 2018 I went to the Snake River with a friend for a photoshoot of him and one of his friends wakeboarding. This was my first opportunity to shoot action photos on the water.

The weather was nice and the sun was setting. This caused some troubles depending on the direction the boat was heading at the time of the photos.

In all I shot over 600 photos. One problem I had was when my F-stop was too low and I had auto-focus on, then I would sometimes get the towrope as the focal point and the rider was blurred. So I made some changes to get better shots. I picked out 65 photos that I liked.

I decided to try three different lenses. I used my ultra-wide angle. I picked a couple of those for this gallery. My stock 18-135mm lens. And my 70-200 lens. Most of the photos I chose happened to come from the 70-200mm lens.

I had a lot of fun going out on the water and it was great to get to use my camera. I hope to get out some more and get better at the photos.

Author: scotty

Cameras: Canon 70D (glass: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM; Canon EF 2.0X III Extender; Canon EF Lens 50mm 1:1.8 STM; Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-135mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS STM; Canon Compact-Macro Lens EF 50mm 1:2.5 with Canon Life Size Converter EF; Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM) Nokia Lumia 920 (glass: Random binoculars) Kodak Z612