Surf and Wave Photography Tutorials

Underwater photography tutorial series for waves and surf
By Brent Durand

In-water surf photography a fun way to show the energy of the ocean breaking on land, as no two waves are the same. A discipline that started with images of surfers slotted inside the barrel, surf and wave photography has moved to include empty waves and even abstract images blending the shifting water and light. No matter what style of surf photography you pursue, the techniques, safety, equipment and camera settings remain very similar.

These tutorials discuss wave photography in more detail, and can be applied to shooting with anything from a DSLR to a GoPro. We hope you find them useful!



5 Tips for Surf Photography





The Essentials of Wave Photography





The Art of Backlighting Waves





If there's something you want to learn about surf photography or wave photography, email me at and we'll get an article up on the site. Enjoy!

Brent Durand
Underwater photography tutorial series for waves and surf


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