Posted on 26 May 2011.
There’s a few lucky people out there who get the call themselves a professional surf photographer. It’s a hard game to get into, but once you’re there, getting paid to bounce around the globe experiencing the best surf the planet has to offer, has got to be up there with some of the best jobs a surfer could imagine.
So if you’re looking for a shove in the right direction, pro snapper Lucia Griggi is offering a window into the life of a surf photog with one, two and three day photography courses, right here in Cornwall. The hands on workshops are being held at the Errant Surf headquarters overlooking the beach on Newquay Bay, where budding photographers can learn everything from the basics of land based shooting, to tips on working in the surf industry, and getting your shots published.
Have a read through the full info pack below for dates and prices!
Friday 10th — Introduction to land based surf photography and hands-on instruction.
Saturday 11th — Intermediate surf photography and in-water instruction*.
Sunday 12th — Digital reviews, file management, digital processing, client management, working the industry, portfolio guidance.
Cost: £149 per day
Special 3-day rate: £395 (Includes tuition, transport throughout the day, Fox goody bag and a light lunch.) (Accommodation not included.)
Note: Each day has a varied schedule and itinerary and will cover slightly different angles of the industry. A 3-day course will be the most complete option.
* Students not required to have their own water-housing.
Professional Surf Photographer Lucia Griggi and Fox Europe will be holding – one, two and three-day Surf and Travel Photography Workshops at award winning Errant Surf Holidays, headquarters in Newquay, Cornwall, which will run over 10th, 11th & 12th June 2011.
Over the past five years half English and half Italian, Cornwall resident, Lucia Griggi has lived the epitome life of adventure, shooting surfing, portraits and commercial work for advertising, editorial and books. Her energetic and unique style of work appears internationally in magazines and has a large bank of advertising industry clients. Lucia has also contributed to various surf-related book publications, Her most significant book contribution came in the vivid and beautiful 2010 look-book, Shooting the Curl, which showcases the work of 15 top international photographers and tells the inside story on the surfers and the waves that inspire them.
This workshop is perfect if you are an aspiring photographer with a passion for documenting surf, travel and action sports. The course will focus on surf photography both in and out of the water, how to edit, image enhance, manage files and present work to your clients. Lucia will also cover the use of specialized equipment and advice on what products you should buy and how to develop your portfolio, story ideas and interview techniques.
“When you are shooting in the ocean, your open water knowledge is as essential as your photographic skills,” says Lucia. “Running these courses with Fox, at Errant’s idyllic office in Newquay, is my opportunity to pass on this experience and show my students how to be safe in the water, to understand how a wave breaks in different environments both above and below the water, and of course how to be in the right place at the right time for that perfect shot!”
Overall, these courses are designed for students that can expect to learn what they need to really take their photography to the next level. They are for beginner and intermediate levels.
Requirements Students must bring their own DSLR camera, a laptop with photo software installed (Photoshop or Photoshop Element), storage media and other equipment (cord, thumb drive, card reader, etc.) for transferring images from camera to computer.
For more information about the program and instructions on how to apply, call (+44) 07815572153 or email email@example.com. closing date is June 1st. See more of Lucia’s work here: www.luciagriggi.com