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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...
The new Liquid Eye C1795 housing

New Water Housing From Liquid Eye

Liquid Eye are one of the few housing manufacturers that create surf housings for a wide range of entry and mid level DSLR's, their...
This is me testing out a basic tail mounted angle on a foamy a couple of years ago, photo: Charlie Snooks

Tim Nunn on Action Cameras

Here's a couple of links to Errantsurf.com, one that will be interesting if you haven't already bought into the GoPro range of action cameras,...

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 [...]

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 on this site up to this point have been shot using the 60D (with most water shots using the Aquatech CR-60 housing), but a couple of weeks ago I dropped and broke it. I have pretty good house insurance with accidental damage cover and a new for old replacement policy, so it was pretty straightforward to claim for a new camera body, and as the 60D has been superseded Read more [...]

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 more in depth reading on the subject, it can be a bit tricky to get to grips with, basically the further away you are from your subject, the bigger any background Read more [...]