Surf Photography: tips for shooting watersports like a seasoned professional

Surf Photography: tips for shooting watersports like a seasoned professional

Shot of the Day

Surf Photography: tips for shooting watersports like a seasoned professional

Roger’s verdict
“Richard had a good eye for a great surfing shot! He’s captured nice sidelight from the sun, highlighting the surfer to draw him out of the surroundings.

“A fast 1/1600 sec shutter speed has captured the burst of movement of the wave as Stokesy pulls off a 180-degree aerial. Strong framing of the subject (following rule of the thirds) has the surfer pointing back into the space for a balanced composition. Good work!”

Richard’s comment
“I managed to grab this shot while swaying about in the waves, framing and shooting quickly before the wave crashed on top of me! Stokesy was an amazing surfer and was able to pull some very impressive tricks off medium-sized waves, which I’ve tried to capture here.

“There are a couple of drips on the underwater housing port over the seawater in the foreground, but I don’t think that spoils my shot too much!”

PAGE 1: Meet our professional photographer and apprentice
PAGE 2: Surf photography tips for during the shoot
PAGE 3: Final surf photography advice from our professional photographer
PAGE 4: Our professional photographer’s recommended gear
PAGE 5: Shot of the Day

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