Tag: surf photography

Surf Photography Workshops – Tim Nunn and Chris Burkard

There’s a couple of opportunities to participate in surf photography workshops coming up. Tim Nunn Workshops and Surf Photography Talk One for the UK readers: timnunnsurfandadventurephotography.com/2014/09/30/what-happens-on-a-photography-workshop/ Follow the link above or click on the photo to read about what goes on during the workshop and to sign up for it. On top of the workshops […]

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: […]

Lens Compression: Perspective Distortion in Surf Photography

This subject was touched upon in a post from ages ago about Nazare in Portugal, site of several possibly record breaking big wave tow sessions, the type of perspective distortion we’re interested in here is compression distortion, it’s sometimes known as telephoto lens compression. Visit the links at the bottom of this post for some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surfer Magazine Best Photo’s of 2013 – Deeper Analysis

By now you’ve probably seen quite a few best of 2013 style posts, I’ve already mentioned The inertia and Stab Mag’s offerings on learningsurfphotography.com, but this one from Surfer magazine is especially interesting to budding surf photographers and definitely warrants a deeper analysis: http://www.surfermag.com/photos/best-photos-2013 For starters, all the images are first class, with many of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kelly Slater at Backdoor – Lots of Photographers

This photo, taken by Ryan Miller and featured on Stab Mag, shows what an average day on the North shore of Hawaii is like for a water photographer, pretty hectic. http://stabmag.com/kelly-slater-vogue-at-backdoor-hawaii/ Notice the GoPro in Kellys hand (with what looks like a bobber handle on it), and a couple being wielded by the photographers too […]

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 […]

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 […]

18 Seconds Magazine – Dark Chambers – Surf Photographer Special

I’ve posted before about the excellent galleries and photographer interviews in 18 seconds magazine, well Issue number 19, titled Dark Chambers, is a full photographer special, featuring an introduction by Lee Pegus, and interviews with Jon Frank, Ted Grambeau, Peter “Joli” Wilson, Sean Davey, Nate Smith, Andrew Shield, Andrew “Shorty” Buckley, Chris Burkard and Bill […]

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 […]

Best of the Best 2012

Here are a couple of time killing end of year features that you will find interesting if you’re learning surf photography like me, it’s always nice to get some inspiration for the new year, personally I’m going to try something a little bit new for tomorrows dawny session. Surfer Magazine’s best photo’s of 2012 There […]

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 […]