Category: Video

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 […]

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 […]

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). […]

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 […]

Aerial Photography Lesson – Don’t Film Without Asking

Witness the reaction of a local who doesn’t want a video camera pointed at him or his spot, in this case the camera was a GoPro mounted to a DJI Phantom quad copter. There’s some pretty interesting comments on the Transworld surf post featuring the video here: surf.transworld.net/1000166650/videos/rock-throwing-longboarder-nearly-takes-drone/ Maybe the pilot didn’t realise that the […]

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 […]

Laurent Pujol – Behind The Shot – Video

More on Laurent Pujol’s sick in the barrel angle, this time with a video from Surfing Magazine’s Behind The Shot article featuring the man himself, a must watch, even though it’s probably not a technique that will be on your must-try list: Behind the Photo: Laurent Pujol from SURFING Magazine on Vimeo. Read more about […]

Surf Video – GoPro POV Vs Traditional Videographers Angles

Here’s a quick one, a few videos have popped up on Stab Mag and other places recently which highlight the differences between GoPro self shot footage and more traditional angles. The latest one features Nathaniel Curran: Inner Views from Kyle MacLennan on Vimeo. Here’s Stab’s caption: We live in a time an age where anybody […]

Learning Drone Photography Part 1 – Quadcopter Basics

You might have noticed me mentioning a new toy of mine, a Blade 350QX quad-copter, I’ve been fascinated with the possibilities for aerial photography (and videography) for a while, I purchased a helicopter to try and get air born but never got further than the simulator on my computer, it’s incredibly hard to fly a […]

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 […]

New GoPro App and Firmware Update

GoPro recently released an update for their iOS and Android App, so once you update your camera’s firmware you now have access to a live preview of what you’re filming and, best of all, you can play back or transfer files via WiFi to your phone or tablet. Full details: http://gopro.com/software-app/gopro-app?utm_source=update&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gopro-app-update-2-top-image-learn-more-row&utm_campaign=gopro-app-update-2-row#COMPATIBILITY Here’s the launch video: […]

How To – Gain Full Control With A Basic Water Housing

IMPORTANT – please note that the latest versions of Magic Lantern do not support Pico C scripting, you can still use the scripts but you’ll have to use an old build of Magic Lantern, read more, and download the version I use, here: https://learningsurfphotography.com/manual-control-with-magic-lantern-updated/ I have a Canon 60D and an Aquatech CR-60 housing, this […]

How To – Flash Surf Photography Part 2: Remote Flash Shot

Perhaps you’ve seen my video on the basics of incorporating flash into your surf photography, if not it’s a good primer for the following discussion on the remote flash shot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kfwnNjxyHqA Just in case you haven’t read the Behind the Shot feature in issue 220 (November 2012) of Wavelength, the remote flash traditionally involves someone […]

How-To Flash Photography – Video

This is the first video for Learning Surf Photography, it goes through the basics of incorporating flash into your surf photography. Parts 2 and 3 are up now and go into detail on the two basic types of flash shot that I show in the video. https://learningsurfphotography.com/post/43341085101/how-to-flash-surf-photography-part-1-waterproof-your (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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 […]