Category: Water Housings

AxisGO iPhone water housing – unboxing

Summary: AxisGO is the best water housing for iPhone surf photography. AxisGO is a water housing system for your iPhone. it’s the first smart phone water housing designed specifically for surface water sports like surfing. Here’s my video unboxing of the AxisGO water housing. Download the manual here. Place an order through Amazon.com here. AxisGO housing […]

Waterproof iPhone Case – The Next Big Thing

Summary: More surf photos are taken on phones than cameras. Smart people are taking action. GoPro and Nikon are struggling, Canon keep releasing mediocre mid range cameras. What are you, the next generation of amateur surf photographers, going to use to create awesome surf images? Your phone! (once you’ve got your waterproof iPhone housing of course) Here’s my very […]

Jakob’s Water Housing Survey

Jakob emailed me recently with a link to his survey on water housings. He’s writing a paper as part of his course at the University of Rostock on water housings. If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes and you’d like to help Jakob get some more first hand information from water sports photographers please consider filling […]

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 […]

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 […]

SOLD – Surf Housing for Canon 60D, 70D, 7D etc.

This housing has now sold, I currently have an SPL A-Series housing on sale which will work with a 10D, 20D, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, and 70D, find out more here: https://www.learningsurfphotography.com/for-sale-spl-a-series-housing-fits-canon-60d-70d-more/ I have updated the pistol grip and re-written this description, find out more here: https://www.learningsurfphotography.com/update-for-sale-surf-housing-for-canon-60d-70d-etc/ I’ve got too many housings and I’m no longer […]

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: […]

Jeff Hubbard by Tom Brune on Le Boogie – Long Lens Water Photography

I spotted this shot on Le Boogie magazine’s fast-tracked daily image feature and the close up water shot style intrigued me. The photographer is Tom Brune, and he shot it using a Canon 50D and a Canon 70-200mm F4 USM lens, a very similar set-up to the one I use, unfortunately I don’t have a […]

Flash In The Water – Pete Webb’s Set Up

In this two part post on iso1200.com photographer Pete Webb talks about the gear and techniques involved with shooting remote flash in the water, this isn’t specifically surf related, but it’s easily transferable to surf situations too. Part 1: http://www.iso1200.com/2012/02/strobist-in-water-with-powerwizard-and.html Part 2: http://www.iso1200.com/2012/02/wet-strobist-with-sport-photographer.html 4º Sea Swimmers from Pete Webb on Vimeo. That video shows the […]

Water Housing Users Guide – Part 3 – Prevent Water Drops, Wet Port Vs Dry Port

There’s nothing more frustrating than a good water shot being ruined by a water drop on the front of the port. Depending on the type of port you’re using (find out which port to use for your lens here) there are a couple of basic techniques that require no extra equipment or special skills that […]

Water Housing Users Guide – Part 2 – Which Port Should I Use?

If you’re new to shooting photographs of surfing using a water housing I’d recommend looking at Part 1 of my users guide to get up to speed on some basics of using and maintaining your housing. One of the questions I get asked most often about shooting using a water housing is – which port […]

Tim Nunn’s Fisheye Recommendations With Examples

Following up from the last link to Tim Nunn’s blog, on telephoto lenses, this time around it’s fisheye’s being compared, as before he’s talking from experience on Canon and Nikon so there’s something there to learn whatever you shoot with: http://timnunnsurfandadventurephotography.com/2013/11/07/choosing-the-best-fisheye-lens-for-surf-photography/ Canon’s 8-15mm L lens gets the top slot for Canon shooters, but it’s mega […]

Small Wave Photography

A few weeks ago there were a couple of days of small swell around so I decided to try and shoot some small waves with my 28 and 50mm lenses in my Aquatech housing with the LP-5 port. I hadn’t used the flat port properly for shooting surf yet so it was good to get […]

Buying A Second Hand Water Housing

There’s some good information out there on which water housing to buy for surfing, I would particularly recommend Roger Sharps Blog post on the subject here: http://www.surfphoto.co/surfphoto/2011/09/surf-water-housing-buyers-guide.html But they tend to focus on what the options are for buying a new housing, which pretty much all cost over £1000, not that it’s easy to find […]