Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by DjBooduh2o9, Sep 13, 2006.
Well this weekend im going out to the beach to shoot my friend surfing. Any tips?
i've taken some surfing photos, but by far do i know what i'm doing. i've got a d70 and i use my 70-300mm which turns out to be 105-450mm with the 1.5 conversion factor thing. I try to get as close as i can, like out on some rocks, find a good footing and try to lean against a large rock for stability. You just have to make sure your camera wont get wet from large waves or sea spray.
Oh and suncream, i got a pretty bad shirt tan from taken photos for 2 hours. :blushing:
Don't change lenses on the beach, particularly if it's windy.
Wrap everything in plastic bags.
You should probably bear in mind that the 1.5x crop factor does *not* turn your 300mm lens into a 450mm lens, it gives it the same field of view but not the same magnification.
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