What’s the point of having a motorcycle if you can’t take awesome pictures on it to make yourself look cool on the Internet? Learning to pose next to your motorcycle is as important as throttle control or learning to brake properly (not really.) Either way, this makes for better Friday reading than that spreadsheet you are trying to finish by EOD.
The “band boy photo” actually looks pretty cool when dressed in full gear. Maybe it’s that it makes you look even more super hero-ish, or maybe it’s just a nice take on a picture usually found in our daughter’s/sister’s/niece’s bedroom; either way we’re a fan.
The f-stop settings, as far as I’m concerned, were created to make photos of you in front of your motorcycle look awesome. Whether it’s you or the bike in the background, you’re guaranteed to look cooler if one of you is slightly out of focus. Being a babe doesn’t hurt either.
Taking a picture standing next to your motorcycle is the definition of trying to look cool or show off. Avoid looking like you’re trying too hard by wearing a stupid outfit. Your friends will enjoy seeing this in their social media feed.
Ask for help from a professional. The cell shots your wife took before you set out for Sturgis look terrible. If you have a buddy who’s good with a camera and editing software and you want some nice pictures of you and your bike, it’s worth a six-pack or lunch.
Posing next to a completely loaded-down bike, after completing a massive trip, is the best way to pose next to your motorcycle. Only one or two of your friends will understand the gravity of it, but the satisfaction you’ll feel every time you see it and memories you have of your epic journey will make it worthwhile.
Seriously, the “band boy photo” just works.