My apologies I have been so lax here with the blog posts. I am just now going over the last edits of my latest book Exposed: Inside the Life and Images of a Pro Photographer, hence I have not had a lot of time for the blog or the newsletter these last few months. But, I did teach, along with my good friend Brian Bielmann, a surfing photography workshop in January on the north shore of Oahu. The workshop went fantastically well. It was our first ever surfing photography workshop and Brian did an excellent job. This was his first ever workshop and he was a natural. Everyone loved him, and he regaled us with a barrage of humorous stories and anecdotes about the north shore culture and the surfing community. Above is an image that Brian shot of Rodrigo Ungaro and myself while swimming and shooting from the water at Off the Wall. This was my first time ever swimming out to shoot at Pipeline and it was a blast, and quite a lot of work. I will be swimming out at Pipeline a lot more in the future as the possibilities from the water are pretty amazing.
We got really lucky with the waves, there were some very nice days with sizable waves for the students to photograph. And Brian even got TransWorld SURF to put up a gallery of images from our workshop participants which you can see by clicking here. My thanks to all of the workshop participants for making it happen and for coming out to Hawaii and joining us for this spectacular workshop. Brian an I are currently discussing when and where to put on this workshop again so stay tuned for updates on that. Below are a few images from my time in Hawaii this past January. These images were shot before the workshop began.