The latest Aquabumps e-mail has some really nice elevated angles in it, just in case you’re one of the few surf photographers who isn’t signed up for the e-mail, you can check it out here:
Here’s what Eugene says about the photo’s:
Here at Aquabumps we pride ourselves on new angles…
Well…here’s 11 angles you haven’t seen before. No drone, no heli, no housing…just my latest invention from NASA called the big stick. Total investment – 20 bucks.
The “no housing” bit would make me a bit nervous, just balancing your camera on a big pole without it being protected from an accidental dip in the sea would be nerve wracking.
I had the GoPro attached to my paddle using a handlebar mount, and whilst paddling back out to the line-up on this tiny day at a local beach I held it up over my head to get a similar angle, next time I’ll try and get a lot closer to get the same sort of feel as the Aquabumps images.
Incidentally this photo was transferred from my GoPro to my phone using WiFi, then processed with the standard Android photo’s app, then uploaded to Facebook from the phone, no computer necessary and it took about 10 minutes to do in the sunshine whilst waiting for a lift after this session.
Also – if I had taken the photo with my Canon 70D DSLR I could have done the same thing because it’s got WiFi built in too, isn’t technology great.