Category: Interviews

The Now: Ray Collins

This is a well produced video featuring award winning surf photographer Ray Collins, there’s nothing new, no technical details or behind the scenes secrets, just a very nice video about why he likes taking photos of surf and surfers more than mining, something anyone reading this website can relate to (apart from the mining, probably). […]

The High Lines Surfing Storytellers Meeting

This could turn into an interesting video/article, part of the High Line festival was a dinner meeting of “some of the most influential surf filmmakers and photographers” where they could eat and chat about surf media stuff. The High Line’s “Surfing’s Storytellers” from High Line on Vimeo. There’s a couple of posts about it, one […]

Ray Collins Interview on his Unusual Surfer Magazine Cover

The latest Surfer magazine cover is pretty unique, featuring a birds eye view of a wave that’s pitched and broken with no surfer or even a mind surfable wave to look at. Photographer Ray Collins explains the story behind it on the Surfer website here: http://www.surfermag.com/blogs/photo-blog/behind-the-cover-ray-collins/ It’s obviously a great shot and the use of […]

Shooting a Modern Surf Trip on Film with Jon Frank, Ted Grambeau and Brian Bielmann

If you’re reading this website it probably means you’re relatively new to surf photography, like me, and in turn that means that I can almost guarantee you shoot with a digital camera. I don’t blame you, shooting with film is hard and expensive, digital is easy and cheap, it seems like there’s no sensible reason […]

Sarah Lee’s Underwater Photography Tips

This popped up on Peta Pixel, but was originally on Smug Mug’s blog, there’s some very useful practical advice for shooting underwater, especially with models or duck diving surfers, but the main thing that interested me was her use of the Outex silicone water housing thing. http://news.smugmug.com/2014/03/26/essential-underwater-photography-tips-from-sarah-lee/ The best tip for me was number three: […]

Stabmag Photolyfe Features: Catching Up

I’m on catchup with Stab’s Photolyfe series, here are the four latest instalments: Clark Little: http://stabmag.com/photolyfe-clark-little/ Domenic Mosqueira: http://stabmag.com/photolyfe-domenic-mosqueira/ Ryan “Chachi” Craig: http://stabmag.com/photolyfe-ryan-chachi-craig/ Damea Dorsey: http://stabmag.com/photolyfe-damea-dorsey/ All worth a look if you haven’t been keeping up with them, my favourite is Ryan Craig’s, some awesome photo’s and be sure to read down to the comments […]

Paulo Barcellos – Life After Bodyboarding

Here’s an interesting interview on Riptide magazines website with Paulo Barcellos, ex world champion bodyboarder who now makes a living taking photo’s and shooting video of surfing. http://riptidemag.com.au/news/1715-life-after-bodyboarding-with-paulo-barcellos As always I’m fascinated by the photo of all his gear, although in the interview the idea that gear is definitely not everything comes across clearly, experience […]

Brian Bielman – Straight Up The Man Documentary

I don’t know how I missed this one a few weeks ago when it went up, This 16 minute documentary on legendary surf photographer Brian Bielmann on vimeo is a real treat for anyone learning surf photography, it’s directed by Joey Maiocco and Scott Nichols. Bielmann: Straight Up the Man – Full Length Documentary from […]

Grind TV – How I Got The Shot Features

Every now and then I stumble across a feature on a website that I can’t believe I haven’t seen before, this time it’s Grind TV’s How I Got The Shot, and there’s a fair bit of content there that is going to be useful for learning surf photography. Here’s a quick list of the features […]

Morgan Maassen – Interview/Gallery

There’s an interview with Morgan Maassen on surfcareers.com, it’s pretty brief but there’s a few interesting questions about how he got started in the career, he echoes Eugene Tan’s advice to Shoot every day when asked what tips he has for anyone learning surf photography: http://surfcareers.com/blog/morgan-maassen-photographer/ Do you have any advice for people wanting to […]

Eugene Tans Surf Photography Masterclass

Following up from the recent post featuring Eugene Tan in a Canon video, here’s an interview from a few months back on British newspaper The Telegraph’s website, the sub title is: “How to excel at surf photography” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/4072/masterclass-how-to-excel-at-surf-photography.html There’s the basic stuff like equipment for shooting in the water and from land, he’s obviously not […]

Eugene Tan – Aquabumps – Canon Promo Video

You’ve probably heard of Aquabumps, I follow on facebook and regularly see photo’s on magicseaweed, well here’s an inspirational video featuring Eugene Tan, the photographer behind Aquabumps, which focuses on his surfing and wave shooting and especially the Canon gear he uses in that process. The bit I like the most is the shot of […]

Shooting The Curl with Clark Little

There’s a few interesting articles on the Nikon USA website which involve surf photography, this is one of them: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/g588ow0j/shooting-the-curl-gets-a-whole-new-meaning.html You can see a whole lot of Clarks shots in the gallery, I’d recommend scrolling down a little further and playing the video for his description of the images so you can listen whilst clicking […]

ASP Photographer Kirstin Scholtz Interview

There’s a brief interview with ASP photographer Kirstin Sholtz on surfcareers.com, if you follow the WCT at all you will have seen plenty of her photo’s already but there’s a gallery of some highlights on the page to have a browse of too. Link: http://surfcareers.com/blog/kirsten-scholtz-asp-photographer/ Pipeline, Photo: Kirstin Scholtz Obviously the focus is on her […]

TWS Photographer Series: Brian Bielman

Transworld Surf’s photographer series is always worth a look, this time it’s Brian Bielman, check it out here: http://surf.transworld.net/1000163644/photos/the-photographer-series-brian-bielmann/ There’s a minimalist interview, my favourite snippet: Best advice you could give an up and coming photographer? You better be able to get the job done and you better be cool or no one will ever […]

18 Seconds Magazine number 17: Nate Smith Feature

The latest issue of on line surf magazine 18 seconds is out, read it here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a174b03c#/a174b03c/1 I’ve had a quick browse, my favourite bits include a snippet from page 35/36 featuring surf photographer Ed Sloane writing about shooting photo’s in the Australian state of Victoria, it sounds quite a lot like the UK for variety […]

Todd Glaser Interview

http://jamiesincrediblejournal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/photography-interview-todd-glaser.html I just had a quick read of the Todd Glaser interview on Jamie Goodsell’s blog, I recommend having a look via the link above. Then have a look at Jamie Goodsell’s website, there are some great portraits on there, I’ll be having more of a look later on. The most interesting bit for me […]

Surfer Magazine – Danger Close – War/Surf Photographer Guillermo Cervera

www.surfermag.com/features/danger-close-2/ This article/interview featuring Guillermo Cervera is definitely worth a read, coincidentally I was chatting recently to a friend who often travels to extreme destinations (check out miserabletravels.tumblr.com). We chatted about surf photography and his techniques for getting photo’s in difficult situations, I’m not sure how well technique crosses over really but the attitude required […]

Surfer Magazine: Mangalore Lensman Feature

I happened to be checking out Taylor Steele’s new DVD double disc special featuring  Sipping Jetstreams and Castles in the Sky today at work, I’ve seen Castles in the sky and was pretty impressed with the India section, this article on Surfer Magazine’s web site has some more background to the spots they surf and […]

Surfer Magazine’s Behind the Lens

I do like a good photo feature that is told form the photographers perspective, this series on the Surfer Magazine website features their staff photographers describing their experiences on photo trips. The first features Todd Glaser talking about Mexico: http://www.surfermag.com/features/behind-the-lens/ I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t a bit more technical, I understand that […]