Tips from the ASP: Taking the Perfect Surf Action Shot
For more photos and videos from the Samsung Galaxy 2014 ASP World Championship Tour, explore the Snapper Rocks Beach location page and follow surfers Kelly Slater (@kellyslater), Carissa Moore (@rissmoore10), Mick Fanning (@mfanno), Stephanie Gilmore (@stephaniegilmore), Gabriel Medina (@gabrielmedinaaa) and Courtney Conlogue (@courtneyconlogue).
The Association of Surfing Professionals (@asp) kicks off its 2014 World Championship Tour today in Australia’s Gold Coast. The world’s best male and female surfers will take to the water to compete for the highest scores from judges considering level of difficulty, innovation, variety, speed, power and flow.
Whether you’re attending the Quiksilver and Roxy Pros or simply getting a surf session in with friends, keep these tips from ASP photographers Kirstin Scholtz (@kirstinscholtz) and Kelly Cestari (@kc80) in mind:
- Nothing will end a water session quicker than a leak. Protect your water housing from any possible damage.
- You will never win a fight against the ocean, but the more time you spend shooting in the water the higher your success rate will be and your confidence will grow with each session.
- Communicate with the surfer about the type of image you have in mind and it will come a lot easier. Build a good working relationship with them, so they trust you not to ruin their wave and you trust them not to injure you.
- Early morning and late afternoon are often the most magical times to shoot surfing. There is nothing more beautiful than a surfer silhouetted against a glowing backlit wave or wave painted with purples and pinks reflecting the colors of sunset.
- Keep looking for new angles. Shooting from behind the wave can make the face look steeper and the wave bigger. Shooting from above makes it look smaller and flatter.
Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
🎶🎵 Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? But because I knew you, I have been changed for good 🎵🎶 Insert box of tissue here para sa nangingilid na luha! 😭
But in case I stand one little chance Here comes The jackpot question in advance What are you doing New Year’s? New Year’s Eve?
If there was a way To hold back these tears But its Christmas day (Please) Please (Please) Please Baby please come home! (Christmas) Baby please come home!
A Visit to Bethlehem on Instagram
For more photos from Bethlehem, explore the Church of the Nativity location page.
In 327 CE, the Roman emperor Constantine commissioned a church to be built over the site where it was believed Jesus of Nazareth was born. The original basilica was destroyed by fire in revolts during the sixth century, only a few hundred years after its completion. The basilica was rebuilt in 565 CE by Byzantine emperor Justinian and still survives today as the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Though the basilica has seen many additions throughout its time—including the iconic bell towers—the Grotto of the Nativity remains a key destination. Located in a cave beneath the church, a non-denominational marble altar and silver lamps mark the exact spot where the birth is thought to have taken place.
On Christmas Eve, crowds will gather outside the church in Manger Square to sing carols in anticipation of midnight mass.
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