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The Skate Witches
Creating space for a more diverse community to shoot photos, film, and write about skateboarding.

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"It's something that'saccessible and somethingthat you can be part of."-Lou

The Skate Witches started as a way to create connection in a niche skate scene, and became something more. Tired of not seeing skaters they identified with represented in mainstream skate magazines and films, the founders decided to make their own media instead. Built entirely on submissions, The Skate Witches print zine is a platform to celebrate the often overlooked skaters, photographers, and communities around the world. Beyond the zine, the community seeks to inspire skaters globally through events and videos. Through the unique blend of skateboarding, art, humor, and the DIY ethos, The Skate Witches are creating the world they want to see.

"We're not here to say girlpower. We want to live in aworld where...that doesn'teven matter, because there'sequal opportunities andrepresentations of alldifferent people..."different people. We arepost that problem."-Kristin
"...we are post that problem."-Kristin
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DEPTH OF FIELD: WORKSHOP SERIES

Join women, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming skateboarders for a series of online photo, video, and writing workshops hosted by The Skate Witches. At the end of each workshop, show us what you made for a chance to win free Vans gear and have your work featured in upcoming The Skate Witches zine and video.

Workshop #1:Photography
Available: July 9th

Norma, Sarah, Ashley, and Chantal take you through the fundamentals of skate photography, and offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of your shots. Test your skills and enter your own photography beginning July 9th.

Norma, Sarah, Ashley, and Chantal take you through the fundamentals of skate photography, and offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of your shots.

Click here for photography terms.

Submit to challenges below:

Beginner Challenge

Submit an original photo using some of the new tricks from the workshop. .jpeg, .png and .heic accepted formats.

Advance Challenge

Submit your best photo collection for a zine. Incorporate different styles: portrait, long lense, fisheye and more. Photos must be uploaded as a singular .zip file. Five photos total.

Submit

Window to submit photography ends July 22nd, 2020.

Norma, Sarah, Ashley, and Chantal take you through the fundamentals of skate photography, and offer tips and tricks for getting the most out of your shots.

Submissions are now closed, but you can still watch the workshop and try the challenges on your own!

Workshop #2:Videography
Available: July 23rd

From filming to editing, Shari, Abbi, Adelaide, Una, and Reina take you through the basics of skate videography. Use what you learn to create your own edits, and submit beginning July 23rd.

From filming to editing, Shari, Abbi, Adelaide, Una, and Reina take you through the basics of skate videography. Use what you learn to create your own edits.

Click here for videography terms.

Submit to challenges below:

Beginner Challenge

Download the footage and send us your best re-edit link to watch in the submission form.

Advance Challenge

Submit an original two minute film and enter a link to watch in the submission form.

Submit

Window to submit videos ends August 5th, 2020.

From filming to editing, Shari, Abbi, Adelaide, Una, and Reyna(sp?) take you through the basics of skate videography.

Submissions are now closed, but you can still watch the workshop and try the challenges on your own!

Workshop #3:Zine Writing
Available: August 6th

Kristin, Kava, Alex, Maria, and Indigo take you through their writing processes, be it for a huge publication or a handmade zine. You’ll have the opportunity to submit writing of your own beginning August 5th.

Kristen and a crew of other skaters take you through their writing processes, be it for a huge publication or a handmade zine. Follow along and, when you’re ready, submit your own writing to the link below:

Submit to challenges below:

Beginner Challenge

Give us your best original caption from a previous The Skate Witches zine

Advanced Challenge

Give us an original writing piece. 500 words or less. .pdf, .doc, and docx formats accepted.

Submit

Window to submit videos ends August 18th, 2020.

Kristen and a crew of other skaters take you through their writing processes, be it for a huge publication or a handmade zine.

Submissions are now closed, but you can still watch the workshop and try the challenges on your own!

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