Tag: learning surf photography

Stab Mag’s 25 Best Full Frames of 2013

It’s the time of year for 1013 best of round-ups, and Stab Mag’s is a good one to browse through if you’re after some inspiration for surf photography. http://stabmag.com/the-25-best-full-frames-of-2013/ I like this one by Laserwolf in particular because you can see another photographer in the foreground (Could be Zak Noyle?) with what looks like a […]

Roger Sharp – Canon FD 800mm on Sony NEX for Surf Photography

I’ve got a Panasonic GF-1, it’s a mirrorless camera which uses the Micro Four thirds lens mount, I’ve got an adapter which allows me to use my Canon EF lenses on the camera, I don’t get auto focus, and aperture control is handled manually by the adapter, so whilst it’s fun to use, especially with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

DPReview – Top 5 Waterproof Cameras for 2013

This post wont be for everyone who reads this site, but if you’re just starting out, or if you currently don’t have a water housing for your camera, a waterproof camera is worth considering, especially as a backup or travel camera that compliments your current set-up. http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3436829389/dpreview-recommends-best-waterproof-cameras?utm_campaign=internal-link&utm_source=news-list&utm_medium=text&ref=title_0_1 The number one is, predictably, the Nikon AW1, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photo’s from the Weekend on Magicseaweed

There’s a couple of my photo’s on the Magicseaweed home page today, taken at Putsborough in North Devon, I’d only surfed there once before and it was pretty average, so it was a nice surprise to find some decent waves down there on Sunday. Check them out: http://magicseaweed.com/photoLab/viewPhoto.php?photoId=304518&browseSession=8d1503dc8a10c4239612500e786a6cc1&ourPick This one is from the beach, shot […]

Transworld Surf No Longer a Print Magazine

Fairly recently there was a bit of a merger in the print world which meant Surfer, Surfing and Transworld Surf were all owned my grind media, the news broke a couple of days ago that they would not be continuing to print Transworld surf, it will remain as a website. http://business.transworld.net/134084/features/grindmedia-to-stop-printing-transworld-surf/ It’s not that surprising […]

Art8 Festival – Surf Photography Workshop with Mike Searle – Newquay April 12th

Mike Searle is running a surf photography workshop in Newquay on Friday April the 12th, 10:00-12:00, it’s part of the ART8 festival, more details here: http://art8newquay.co.uk/ai1ec_event/surf-photography-workshop-2/?instance_id=979 Here’s a brief description of the event from the website: A two-hour workshop run by Carve and SurfGirl photographer Mike Searle. This is an experiential workshop and weather and […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]