Tag: Ben Pascoe

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 […]

Inspiration – Movement Magazine Issue 41

I just received the last ever issue of Movement magazine, it’s got a hard cover and has some great features. The one that will be most interesting to anyone learning surf photography will be the first part of the evolution of a revolution article. Movement Issue 41 from Movement Magazine on Vimeo. In it some […]

Surf Photography Inspiration – Top 5: Photo Websites

If you’re after some feedback on your own surf photo’s, or just some inspiration, these are my top 5 sites for trainee surf photographers. 1: Flickr I sense quite a lot of snobbery around peoples view of Flickr, it’s definitely got a lot of average photo’s on it, I pretty much use it as an […]

Book Review – Flying Through The Clouds: Surf Photography of Jim Russi

After posting about my top 5 inspirational books and magazines for anyone learning surf photography I did a bit of searching for other books that might be worth a read, Jim Russi’s Flying through the clouds seemed like a popular one so I treated myself to a copy. First off – it’s not got any […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surf Photographer’s Websites

This list of surf photographers websites will be updated on a semi regular basis, whenever I mention a new surf photographer in a post I will put their website address here. They are presented in alphabetical order (by surname) so it’s easy to find a name if you’re looking for it. It’s been a couple […]

Surf Photography Inspiration – Top 5: Books & Magazines

I started surfing before the internet, it was rubbish, it’s better now, but I did get used to magazines, books and videos being the only form of surf media I could consume. One night George Greenough’s Crystal Voyager was on Channel 4 and my friends dad taped it, we watched it about 20 times, The […]

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 […]

Surf Photography Inspiration – Top 5: Instagram

Think back to the first surf photo that you stared at and thought, I want to take a photo like that. That’s what myInspiring Top 5’s posts are about, finding the photographs that make you want to get out there and create your own. I will add some more top 5 lists in different categories, […]

Learning Surf Photography: Starting Out

My name is Ben Pascoe, I have been surfing for around 20 years and for about 15 years I have been documenting my hobby with a variety of cameras and camcorders, most recently I have been using GoPro cameras and Canon DSLR’s. I’ve recently got myself a decent water housing and upgraded my DSLR so […]