Practice Makes Awesome

The day before the games started, I had the opportunity to take some shots at the practices that were going down. It was awesome to get a sneak peek of the events that would be happening that weekend.

Ryan Decenzo

Ryan Decenzo and Chaz Ortiz

Danny Mayer


Rob Lorifice

Jake Brown

Looking out at downtown LA from the top of the mega ramp

Hope you are digging these sneak peaks! You can still check out at many of my shots on the X Games facebook before I post them here. Also, don’t forget to follow me on twitter, like my page on facebook, and if you want to see where I get some of my inspiration from check out my blog on tumblr!!

Lots more to come so stay tuned!


77 thoughts on “Practice Makes Awesome

  1. sungame says:

    Awesome indeed! Both the photos and the skateboarding!

  2. Lakia Gordon says:

    This would be fun! I love adventureous activities 🙂

  3. veehcirra says:

    Wow, this is awesome now if only I had such skills ;(

  4. leadinglight says:

    great shots. Like the Rob L one best.

  5. Awesome photos. Love that next to last one especially. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  6. These are incredible shots! I don’t know how photographers are able to capture action so beautifully — my pix always look like blurry messes…


  7. baligins says:

    Incredible! I love the first picture, in particular!

  8. Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I really appreciate all of the love! It’s amazing 🙂

  9. complynn says:

    It’s a testament to your skill that a subject I thought I had no real interest in has come alive for me today!

    You absolutely deserve to be Freshly Pressed!

  10. lindayoga says:

    WOW…Really cool photos and what a cool gig.
    Congrats on being FB.

  11. aquithyst says:

    That was indeed awesome!

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  13. truebelievers says:

    Nice Shoots.. Specially the last one.. How long you’ve been doing this?

  14. Awesome pictures, and awesome title haha

  15. akriti says:

    awesome photos!! Loved them 🙂

  16. CrystalSpins says:

    Makes me think of the sound of hard wheels rolling on cement…I miss working at the skate park. Thanks for the flashback.


  17. Eva McCane says:

    very cool photography! unfortunately, here in iowa, we don’t have many opportunities to photograph skaters or snowboarders or surfers…which all make for some amazing sports shots. well done. thanks for sharing!

  18. Javier says:

    Sweet action shots! Great job!!

  19. natasiarose says:

    awesome pics! Some of them make me dizzy.

  20. Ans says:

    I love multi-frame photos like the first one! I’ve only done one but I’ve been want to play around with them. Great job. I’m always jealous of someone who can take great action shots!

  21. Love the name of this post!

  22. FaridWajdi says:

    damn it’s awesome shoot..

  23. So Cool! And it’s true no matter what you do.

  24. newsy1 says:

    Wow! Terrific action shots, you are certainly great at capturing the moment.

  25. Wow!! The movement in these pics is just amazing!! The first pic would work as a poster!

  26. Great shots… and I love the post title too. 😀 That first photo is really cool… I’ve never done anything like that, but now you’ve got me trying to work out how to do it! 😀

  27. Kristie says:

    Love the Jacke Brown photo! Epic.

  28. Although I would attend the X Games for the moto side of things over the past many years, I too loved to venture off and photograph the skaters and BMX riders when I had time to kill. You’ve captured this years events beautifully… first year I’ve missed X Games in forever!

  29. emilyalicia says:

    Wow! What beautiful photographs!

  30. artedepaula says:

    Nice Photos, Great Work!

  31. tmastgrave says:

    Nice pictures, and those are some really great moves. I can’t even skate, much less pull off anything like that.

  32. abichica says:

    wooowwww.. skateboarding looks super fun and dangerous as well.. really cooool pics..thanx for sharing.. 😀

  33. Consuelo says:

    i love all the photos! the first one is my favorite tho!:D

  34. bethanyury says:

    Great action shots!

  35. chenpeng says:

    yup, x-game is awesome, i love it,, great shots. you are literally an expert, dude.

  36. ls zhao says:

    i like to see people play this sports, thanks for sharing.

    repeated practices really help to master a skill

  37. Nice pics u have congrats 4 the blog

  38. Oh, the adventure sport it is special, fans

  39. This is the most awesome post I’ve read on Freshly Pressed. Ever. I wish I could skateboard. I’d be so cool…maybe…ok, no I’d still be uncool 😉 Congrats on being FP!

  40. halobro says:

    nice shoots. i like those.

  41. melissakoski says:

    Love the first one… I want to learn to do that soon.

  42. ava812 says:

    Wow! They surely don’t define the word “fear” like I do. Wow! Amazing feat and your pictures are great!

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  44. Those boarders are catching some serious air!!!

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  45. elizabeth says:

    wow!!!nice shot…

  46. rtcrita says:

    Love these shots! My son got me interested in extreme sports and I love the thrill I get when watching these great stunts. You’ve captured them beautifully.

  47. Hibari says:

    I’ve loved all your photos on facebook so I’m glad you’re posting more here. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  48. KJ says:

    The Ryan Decenzo is a classic! +1 to you!

  49. rf401 says:

    Brilliant stuff, congrats on being pressed


  50. Those are some mind blowing Shots & thank you for sharing them. I can sense the adrenaline rush. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed !
    ~ Vaishnavi Jariwala


  51. sirarmany says:

    In Ethiopia you can only skate with your ass in mud, not as cool as this though. lol

  52. khasyi says:

    Unique trick ever i see 🙂

  53. Hey Olivia. Love the Jake Brown image and the others are great too. Congrats from a fellow freshly pressed photographer!

  54. elisa beth says:

    skateboard is great and the photos are awesome! love this post 🙂

  55. kakha says:

  56. Oh I love your photos. Skateboarding + photography = LOVE! My favorite is the first one. Keep me wondering how you were able to do it neatly. 🙂

  57. AKrygiel says:

    Awesome post! Cheers!

  58. Shmoggo says:

    Pretty great photo work here, looks like pretty insane stuff!


  59. gaycarboys says:

    I’m such a klutz and am always amazed by anyone with this kind of co-ordination. Fantastic pics and great blog. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  64. pause says:

    nice a skater..i know..;) peace

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