Surfing | Maspalomas Gran Canaria

I met Pro Surfing school in Maspalomas, situated in the touristic south of Gran Canaria. Firstly I just wanted to borrow a screwdriver for my drone full of sand, but then we started to talk and following pictures are the result. Kevin is originally dutch, but as many he is living his passion on the waves.

Phototip: I did these pictures using an underwater case DiCaPac WP-S5. You can also get its bigger brother DiCaPac WP-S10, but for cameras like Nikon d750, or d800 I would recommend the smaller one, as it fits tighter. If the case is too big you will always have to hold the front lens of the case to the lens of the camera, in order to avoid vignetting or even seeing the case in the picture. I used it with Nikon 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED which is my favourite travel lens as it weighs only 385g and reaches up to 35mm. Together with the d750 it fits almost perfectly into the smaller case. I haven't seen any water drops inside the case or on the camera, so I think it holds the word.

During this shoot I found out that I have lots of water drops collecting on the front lens, distracting my pictures. If you wanna avoid it, lick the lens of the case like 5 minutes before going to the water and let it dry. It helped a lot. 

Handling of the camera is of course not so comfortable but with some training you can zoom in and out, adjust aperture, move your focus point and preview the pictures. This was my setup in the water: aperture priority, f8, ISO 100-200 depending on the clouds, and continuous focus mode.

Get flippers, if you can and be ready to spend most of the time in a washing machine :-) And now let's go surfiiiing!

 

Lukas Bezila

Lukas Bezila Photography, 10 Ernst-Melchior-Gasse, Wien, 1020, Austria

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