Recently had to video shoot Christian Fletcher. I have no idea about pictures in motion! Only when they stand still. My footage comes in at 2:59 to 3:10 or so…
With a 30+ knot offshore blowing, I struggled to hold the tripod and camera still. it was all shaking like a leaf… In the end though, the footage was used and I’m super stoked to be have given the chance to sit down and watch him surf for a few hours!
I haven’t tumbld in ages…
Day 2 of the BIllabong Surfing Games 2013 Final… rain stopped, but the clouds remained. After checking the photos from my 30+ year old 300m L lens from Day 1, it was official… No more photos for her. Her eyes just don’t find focus anymore… Now to pull my finger out and to repair the newer but broken version lens.. finally.
So only with a 50mm left because of a missed alarm, panic packing then a near missed flight in, I was inspired to find a new approach which included laying down in the reef an getting the lowest angle I could find.
Full gallery from the day over on the event website.
Over 2 days, Japan’s best surfers came to Ichinomiya beach to compete in the Ichinomiya Open, which was the 2nd game of the 2013 Billabong Surfing Games series.
The waves didn’t really turn on… it was surf-able, but it wasn’t pumping. This didn’t stop the top pros from ripping it up though. Chiba local, Shota Nakamura took out the event with his aerial antics!
I managed to snap my 70-200mm 2.8L lens during the semi final… but I was lucky to have been lent a spare lens from Yoge-san from Colors-Magazine.
Complete gallery from the event here.
Since I was 7 years old, I have always ridden short boards.
For the past 8 years or so, I have shot many surf trips and surfing events… but I have never shot long boarders. After the first session, we checked my shots only for me to learn that all those ‘peak’ moments which I had thought I had got, were not the money shots… a quick lesson in style, and we were back out there having fun.