Surf Photography

I started a new form of photography for me a few weeks ago while visiting some pretty famous surf spots off the south and west coasts of Sumatra. Taking advantage of being the only people in the area, along with a quick boat and 400mm worth of lens, I was able to enjoy shooting waves, surfers, and boogie boarders for the first time. The trick was to get the boat in the right place at the right time, not an easy task! But, the boat drivers did a great job resulting in a lot of good photo opportunities. The best way forward was simply putting the camera on Shutter priority and rapid burst to capture the quick movement of the surfers. I experimented a lot and took one heck of a lot of photos, but I think I certainly captured a few keepers. The experience also got me to thinking that I wanted to finally try surfing, so I have signed up for a one day class this coming weekend, hopefully you are never too old to try something new.

Here are a few photos to look at, thanks to Brett and Walt the two models!