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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Surf before Sandy


The school sent me out to shoot the surf team in action. never shot surf before and was unsure about settings and crops. I was amazed at the athleticism of these kids. Their stamina outlasted me standing on the beach. What is needed for a good surf shot? Should it be tight or a little wider to see more of the Ocean? Do you need the surfers face to show? The board? wipeouts? thanks for the help. I really enjoyed shooting these kids and will try and do it again.





1

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  







2

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    500 ISO    +0.7 EV  







3

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/800s    500 ISO    +0.7 EV  







4

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    500 ISO    +0.7 EV  




Oct 29, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Surf before Sandy


second set





5

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    500 ISO    +0.7 EV  







6

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    500 ISO    +0.7 EV  







7

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/800s    500 ISO    +1.0 EV  







8

  NIKON D3S    600mm    f/4.0    1/1000s    500 ISO    +1.0 EV  




Oct 29, 2012 at 03:07 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Surf before Sandy


nice set I'm liking 4 and 7 the best


Oct 29, 2012 at 03:22 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Surf before Sandy


Sandman, thanks for the crit


Oct 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Surf before Sandy


I'm liking #5, #6 and #7. I shot some surf on in Cali a few weeks ago for the first time and I have to agree with you on the athleticisim on some of the surfers. They do some pretty wild things with the boards.

Here is a link to the shots I got. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1152199/0#10994591

I guess to answer your questions would depend on the shot. While faces always add to the shot and tight crops work for some sports....there may be situations with surfing where it works when there isn't a face....or a wider shot may be the better view.

I've see some pretty sweet surf shots here on FM so I'd recommend to look back through them to get a sense of how others shoot surf and process them.



Oct 30, 2012 at 01:14 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Surf before Sandy


#1 & #6 & #8 are your best shots.
#3, for example, i'd like to see a little further back and the surfer positioned to the left frame so we can see where he is headed. what does the wave setup look like? what maneuver has he just completed or looking to set up here? his eyes are further down the wave.

i would say that generally these could stand to be cropped further out. if you're going for a wider shot then you want to show where the surfer is going, not where they've been. showing a surfer's face is great but if it's peak action of a big maneuver this isn't critical. showing the entire board is a must, especially if you're thinking commercial potential, because this is how sponsors get exposure. additionally, if you can't see the entire board then you're cropped too tight anyways. wipeouts are more common than successful maneuvers, so unless it's a big wipeout that really really makes it stand out these generally aren't considered keeper shots.



Oct 31, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Surf before Sandy


Guys Thanks, I will work on that. hopefully we will be able to get to the beach!


Oct 31, 2012 at 02:24 AM





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