Category: GoPro

360 degree video: the best camera for surf

360 degree video is poised to be the next big thing in content creation, with Virtual Reality (VR) experiences moving into the mainstream and people tiring of the same old angles it’s a natural progression for any sort of first person point of view style footage and action sports like surfing in particular. Why is […]

Surf Photography Workshops – Tim Nunn and Chris Burkard

There’s a couple of opportunities to participate in surf photography workshops coming up. Tim Nunn Workshops and Surf Photography Talk One for the UK readers: timnunnsurfandadventurephotography.com/2014/09/30/what-happens-on-a-photography-workshop/ Follow the link above or click on the photo to read about what goes on during the workshop and to sign up for it. On top of the workshops […]

Another New GoPro Camera – The GoPro Hero

Another leaked announcement from GoPro, assuming it’s all legit, and it definitely looks official, they will be releasing a cheap, no frills camera called the Hero which will record video in 1080p at 30fps or 720p at 60fps and shoot 5MP stills. http://petapixel.com/2014/09/27/gopro-launch-cheaper-low-end-action-camera-simply-called-hero/ It has an integrated housing, so you can’t take it out of […]

GoPro Hero 4 Spec’s – How is it for Surf Photography?

I’ve got a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition, it’s a great video camera and I have used it for taking stills too, today PetaPixel had some unconfirmed photo’s and spec’s for the new Hero 4 cameras from GoPro, and it’s pretty much as everyone expected: http://petapixel.com/2014/09/25/gopro-hero4-revealed-4k-video-30fps-first-built-touch-display/ Here are the headline spec’s: Hero 4 Black edition: 4K […]

GoPro Surf Team Grows

GoPro are expanding their team of sponsored surfers, as reported on Stabmag.com GoPro’s video of the day features one of the new riders Chippa Wilson: The new members of GoPro Surf team are all listed in Stabs post, there’s a lot of them, and GoPro is a big sponsor of the ASP tour too, so […]

Old Housings, New Housings, Medium format, Micro Four Thirds, GoPro

Here’s an interesting housing that caught my eye on eBay recently, it’s for a Rolleiflex twin lens reflex camera, a classic professional medium format design: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131238627812?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 You can pick up a Rolleiflex camera for about £400 second hand, so combined with this housing it’s not actually a super expensive set-up and you’re all set for […]

Tim Nunn on Action Cameras

Here’s a couple of links to Errantsurf.com, one that will be interesting if you haven’t already bought into the GoPro range of action cameras, and another that is worth a read whichever tiny video camera you’ve ended up with. The Top Six Action Cameras: http://blog.errantsurf.com/2014/03/top-six-surfing-action-cams/ Tim Nunn does a good job describing the attributes of […]

GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 3+ Pistol Grip Triggers – Which Is Best?

UPDATE: you can now watch my review video where I compare the SPL Dome Port and housing system with the KNEKT GPLT trigger system. One of the drawbacks when using my GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition for taking still surf photo’s was the lack of a pistol grip shutter release, there are other drawbacks which […]

How To – Produce a short video clip for the web

Even if you’ve never edited video before it’s pretty easy to get a simple surf video up online for everyone to see, it’s something anyone learning surf photography will eventually want to do so I’ll show you how. This is my latest video, I wanted to get it on line quickly so my friends who […]

The 270 Project – Scott Aichner to GoPro Hero 3

Fisheye photography has always interested me, I got a snap on wide angle adapter for my video camera as soon as I could, at the time I was influenced by skate videos like Misled Youth and the water footage in bodyboarding videos like No Friends, I like the distortion, the extreme close-up nature of the […]