BAAW stands for "Bike Against A Wall" but don't let the name restrict you. Some of the best BAAWs we've seen have been in seriously picturesque locations.
@rodpedals shows us how its done.
- Pick an ideal location (often a roller door, graffiti wall or scenic background)
- Change gears so the bike is in big chainring, smallest rear cog
- Face the bike DS "drive-side" only (never NDS non-drive-side!)
- Align crankarm between 3pm to 5pm
- Align valve stems to 6pm (ensure tyres were correctly mounted with logos right above the valves)
- Remove saddlebag, bottles and lights (if possible)
- Assume the position and take the photo!
- Apply your favourite filter and upload to Instagram, Strava, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Tumblr, everywhere!
- NOTE: You might need a handy stick, bidon or ghost hand to hold your bike up
- REMEMBER: Angles are everything! The most aesthetically pleasing angle captures the bike front on, with the right-hand side of bars partially obscuring the left hand side.
- PRO-LEVEL: Using a Portrait mode, you can blur out the background for a bokeh effect, further highlighting the bike in the foreground. If you are handy with Photoshop, you can remove the prop or hand that's holding your bike. Now that's next level!