Spot M in the barrel shot, ISO 125, 10mm, f4, 1/1000

Wavelength Seeks Crowd Funding – Possible Surf Photography Workshop

I'm about to put up a review of Blurb's magazine printing service (might take a while as there's surf this week) which goes into...
Cold New Zealand shorebreak, ISO 100, 11mm, f10, 1/1000

The Inertia Video Series – Creators: Clark Little

This is very nice video, you will likely have seen a few videos on Clark Little, but this one, produced by The Inertia, is...
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Zak Noyle Documentary – Kidnappers of Moment

Check out this documentary by featuring Zak Noyle, a Hawaii based surf photographer, I saw it on the Desillusion magazine newsletter. Kidnappers of Moment...
Matz Ginman-Trout at Bantham, the purpose of the shoot was to get some photo's of this particular board being surfed in average waves, so this one showing the logo and tail dip works quite well, manual mode, ISO 125, 28mm, f5.6 1/1000

Some Recent Stories, More Proper Posts Coming Soon

I've let up on the posts recently but I've been working behind the scenes on some more interesting stuff, and to be honest, nothing's...
I pushed the shutter speed up in shutter priority mode to force a higher ISO than usual, just to see how it compared to the 60D, happily it's quite a bit better. ISO 1600, 10mm, f3.5, 1/1250

How To – Convert An Aquatech CR-60 Housing for a Canon 70D

The Aquatech CR-60 housing is no longer being produced by Aquatech, it was originally designed for the Canon 60D body and used their L...
From a small day with rare clear water in South Devon, Joe paddles the Catch Surf Super One, ISO 800, 11mm, f4, 1/1000.

Water by Morgan Maassen

Here's a dreamy video by surf photographer Morgan Maassen, inspiration for travelling somewhere tropical and shooting underwater, in case you needed any. Water by...
Ben Poole in South Wales, circa 2002, taken with my Canon Sure Shot, no idea what the settings were when I got the film back 2 weeks later.

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...
I was planning on shooting over/under so my aperture was bumped right up, but it's not too noisy despite the high ISO. ISO 1250, 10mm, f10, 1/1000

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...
An image from the first shoot in the water with the Canon 70D. ISO 100, 28mm, f4.5, 1/1000

Surf Photography With The Canon 70D: First Impressions

I've had a Canon 60D for about 18 months and have really enjoyed using it for surf photography, nearly all the shots you've seen...
Longboarder at Bantham, 109mm, f4, 1/1000

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...

Wavelength Seeks Crowd Funding – Possible Surf Photography Workshop

I'm about to put up a review of Blurb's magazine printing service (might take a while as there's surf this week) which goes into detail about how I enjoy printed magazines, obviously touching on how many seem to be disappearing at the moment, well UK magazine Wavelength have just launched a campaign on crowdfunder.co.uk to gather some funding from readers, you can read all about it here: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/Wavelength-The-Surfers-Magazine There are various levels of pledges with Read more [...]

The Inertia Video Series – Creators: Clark Little

This is very nice video, you will likely have seen a few videos on Clark Little, but this one, produced by The Inertia, is the best yet from a photographers perspective. There's no detailed break down of equipment, but from a pure eye candy angle it's hard to beat and there's some more details on the kit he started out with when just beginning to shoot in the water. CREATORS: Clark Little on Staring Down Shorebreak for The Perfect Shot from The Inertia on Vimeo. Interestingly the action Read more [...]

Zak Noyle Documentary – Kidnappers of Moment

Check out this documentary by featuring Zak Noyle, a Hawaii based surf photographer, I saw it on the Desillusion magazine newsletter. Kidnappers of Moment - Zak Noyle from Desillusion Magazine on Vimeo. He shoots a lot with his iPhone, and the video he gets from it is awesome, but as I mentioned in the post about Stab mag's Old fashioned Values feature I don't have the same passion for making it harder to get the images you want to capture. I do understand the appeal of uploading straight Read more [...]

Some Recent Stories, More Proper Posts Coming Soon

I've let up on the posts recently but I've been working behind the scenes on some more interesting stuff, and to be honest, nothing's really grabbed me on the every day front recently, I've bookmarked a few stories that were kind-of note worthy, but nothing grabbed me enough to take the time to make a full post. There's a couple of things I find annoying about blog style websites like learningsurfphotography.com. When posts dry up for months at a time for no reason without any notice, this Read more [...]

How To – Convert An Aquatech CR-60 Housing for a Canon 70D

The Aquatech CR-60 housing is no longer being produced by Aquatech, it was originally designed for the Canon 60D body and used their L range of ports, they also produced a CR-7 housing for the 7D which used the same outer shell with a different back plate, tray and remote shutter release plug. Since I replaced my 60D with a 70D recently I had to adapt my CR-60 housing to accommodate the new camera body. This post details specifically what I did to make the old housing functional, but you can Read more [...]

Water by Morgan Maassen

Here's a dreamy video by surf photographer Morgan Maassen, inspiration for travelling somewhere tropical and shooting underwater, in case you needed any. Water by Morgan Maassen from NouvelleVagueLA on Vimeo. Morgan described the short as “a brief odyssey into the world that I cherish most.” Filmed on a Red Epic, Nikon 14mm F/2.8 lens, in an SPL waterhousing. That sounds like a sweet set-up, and the results are pretty fantastic as you can see, I can't wait to get a few more days with Read more [...]

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 in 2014 to shoot surfing with film, luckily there's still some magazines and photographers who don't act sensibly all the time. Here's the link: stabmag.com/old-fashioned-values And Read more [...]

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: Underwater Photo Tip #3: Skin tones look the best within 1-5 feet of the surface. Beyond that, Read more [...]