Back in the game today at Makapu’u Beach. As the white water rushes up I need to make a split second decision…should I or shouldn’t lift up my camera? I always shoot about two feet above the ground, dry land or white water, this is how I’m able to get the shots u see here. My normal shooting position is in a squat. LOL!
I am no stranger to the ocean & I do take every precaution to keep my gear as dry as possible. However one cannot predict Mother Nature & physics, as I have learned from other as well as my own “accidents”.
You as a photographer have to make that decision & take that risk. For the young photographers that follow me on this page, think first before you go & risk your gear! If you don’t & it gets damaged you have no one else to blame but your self. Just being near the ocean every weekend takes it toll on my camera body, as the salt sea spray will get on your camera causing corrosion. All the exposed metal parts such as the aperture ring & the hot shoe mount is always exposed & will start to show signs of corrosion sooner or later.
Bottom line for me is…I wouldn’t be happy if I didn’t do what I do to get “the shot”! The day I become unhappy about my shooting style, is the day I’ll STOP shooting!