This is the 2nd set from Thursday, I was there for a few hours shooting with my friends from Globo Surf, I have been working on my technique for shooting land based surfing. I used the Canon 5D mk II and the 2.8f L 400mm lens with a 2X Teleconverter. The 5D mk II doesn’t have a fast frame rate, but with a full size sensor and 24 meg a pixel sensor I can crop half the image away and still have a plenty of image quality for printing images. I use Apple photography program Aperture. The first thing I do is down load all the images to my computer. Then I start to grade the images, Apertures auto stacking makes this a very fast.
The surf was good this afternoon. I head to 2nd Light and drug out the big lens and did some shooting. I was using a 5d mkII and a 2.8f L 400mm to allow me to get a bit closer I used a tele converter to push the focal length out to 800mm. This allowed me to get even closer to the action, most rides where at the first break.
(NOTE: If you don’t see your self, drop me a note jonsl at sluder dot net and tell me the day and what you where riding)
Hurricane Bill produced some big waves for Brevard County. I when out to 2nd Light and drug out the f 2.8 L 400 mm lens and added a 2x Tele-converter on a Canon 5d MKII. The first thing I can say is the day was over casted and the angle of the sun light presented less than perfect likelihood for get great surfer mag quality images. The main problem was the angle of light, I think switching metering from average to spot I would had a better exposure. The surfer in front of the wave was shaded from the sun on the back side.
Did a beach shoot @ Melbourne Beach with Tash. I have never been a big fan of the beach shoots, too easy to get sand in expensive gear. I tend to bring too much gear to shoots and hate dealing with gawkers. I did agree to do the shoot. She has always been fun to work with and she had picked up some new outfits. The shoot went well, wish I had not forgotten my Hensel ring flash…