How stock photography portrays longboarding

When it comes to the media reporting on a , let’s admit it, fairly obscure sport such as longboarding, journalist often find themselves with a dilemma, where to find the imagery to illustrate the sport. Often they turn to stock photography and more particularly to the cheaper option that is royalty free stock.

Below is collection of the best and worst staged photos. It’s the almost sunny world full of pretty smiles, bikinis, cruisers and stink bugs. (so much for my crappy soggy winter commute to work on a longboard)

Search: Longboard and this is what you get:

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