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troy williams's picture

aspiring surf shooter

i've actually been shooting surf for a few years now...got into it totally by accident after being solely an underwater shooter. needed something to shoot when it was too rough to get underwater ;)...

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Chris Johnson's picture

I don't know a thing about surfing but as far as just action shots they look nice and clean to me. It looks like the focus point might be a bit off the surfer but I'd bet it's very hard to get that perfect with a moving rider and background. I really like the first one because it shows the wave and the rider letting you know whats really going on in the shot and it's nice a clean with no distractions. I also really like the timing of the second shot, I've always been big on getting the peak of the action in photos and that is spot on. But the boat in the background being lined up with the rider is very distracting to me.

troy williams's picture

Thank you, Chris...I didn't have a lot of options on the shot of Coco against the boat from where I was. I had considered moving earlier in the day but my spot was one of the better vantage points. I'll take note of that for next time, tho.

Chris Johnson's picture

Best of luck, Like I said I know nothing about surfing or surf photography. I'm sure there are many challenges I don't know about.

Waks Alcaraz's picture

What lenses were used in this sir? Filters? Awesome shots by the way

troy williams's picture

Thank you. All shot with the Tamron 150-600 G1 except the bottom one, which was with the Fuji XF100-400 on my X-T1

Sean Gibson's picture

Do you use a cir-pol filter? seeing a lot of reflection on the water (which some people like). I always use mine, as it does wonders to knock out the glare and bring out the color in the water.