NASS weekend I was lucky enough to be given a press pass to shoot photos at the extreme sports festival – NASS. This was the first time I’ve ever been given the chance to photograph something in this scale, nervous was an understatement!

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Arriving down on the Friday I quickly set up camp and headed to collect my Press Pass for the Pro Park. This enabled me to gain access to the course and get up close with the riding that was happening over the weekend. Once I had the pass I entered the Pro Park to see what the course was like and the best place to shoot some photos. Loads of angles and soo many good spots to shoot from, just had to wait for the riding to see where everyone was sessioning.

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Saturday was the main day when all the riding and events were taking place. There was soo much going on it was hard to be in every place at the right time! I thought I’d stop by and watch some of the inlining as a few locals from Gloucester were taking part. Some massive riding was happening from everyone! Massive airs and not forgetting some very tech grinding!

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Outside the dirt jumps were quite a sight to watch as well. These people were flying through the air and weren’t afraid of throwing in some back flips on the dirt. Shooting outside was soo much better than inside the main Pro Park as the lighting in there was awful. Really testing the power of the ISO on the D700, and testing my photography!!

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The skateboarding was the main reason why I came to watch as that’s what I had been shooting a lot with the Stonehouse and Churchdown jams. It was good to see the riders who won a place on the Pro Park actually skateboarding and showing everyone why they had that place! Also a lot of big names were competing as well, skaters that I used to follow quite a lot when I was growing up.

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Was amazing to see it all up close and have some top quality skateboarding infront of my camera lens! Flying over the jump box plus not forgetting a few street tricks down the hubbas and handrails!

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Overall it was a wonderful weekend and many thanks to the guys at NASS for giving me the chance to shoot an event like this. Have to see what other pass I can add to my credentials now….