Private: Action Surf Photography
in Rincon, Puerto Rico
/ Schedule

March 2 – March 10
2 studio credits
Course number: IPD-3292-A

Faculty: Art Brewer

Please note: this schedule may vary depending on both weather and surf conditions.

Saturday, March 2
Students arrive.
Airport shuttle from Aguadilla (BQN) to Rincon of the Seas Hotel – 11am
Check in to hotel rooms – 12pm
Students, staff, and instructor meet in lobby – 5:30pm
Orientation and Welcome Reception: Featuring Art Brewer, Personal Work &
A Brief History of Surf Photography: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Dinner Included

Sunday, March 3
Introduction to Specialized Equipment & Safety: 10am – 4pm
Topics include:
• Handling and caring for telephoto lenses
• Tips for shooting action photography such as follow focus and motion capture
• Overview of lens options from telephoto to extreme wide angle
• Underwater cameras and accessories including housings and remote flash
• Water safety: keeping yourself and your equipment safe
• Photographer etiquette in and out of the water

Monday, March 4
Workshop: Surf Action Techniques I:
(time and location variable depending on surf conditions)
Students will break into two groups (land & water) and experience shooting professional surfers in  action from both land and water. Emphasis will be placed on exploring unique angles of view and lens selection. * Afternoon discussion.

Tuesday, March 5
Workshop: Surf Action Techniques II:
(time and location variable depending on surf conditions)
The agenda is the same as the previous day other than swapping equipment per group to allow both to experience the full range of possibilities. * Afternoon discussion.

Wednesday, March 6
Day Trip: Location TBD
Depending on the surf conditions, we will either take a day trip to explore a remote surf spot or explore a jungle destination. In either case, this time will be spent reviewing what we’ve learned thus far about different camera housings and lenses and apply to different locations. This will also be an excellent opportunity to experience the beautiful landscapes and local color that Puerto Rico has to offer.

Thursday, March 7
Workshop: Fashion/Portraiture On Location: 10am – 4pm
In contemporary media “surf fashion” has become mainstream. Using both natural and strobe lighting, we will photograph local models and professional surfers on-location, in and around the beach and water.  The focus will be to create compelling images/portraits that are both natural and believable and that also work within the context of advertising/editorial content.

Friday, March 8
Students Choice – Free Time
Group Critique and Discussion: 4pm – 6pm

Saturday, March 9
Final Processed Images Due before 2pm
Students, staff, and instructor meet in lobby – 6pm
Bon Voyage Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Pool Bar: 7pm – 11pm

Sunday, March 10
Hotel Check Out & Departure – 6am
Airport shuttle from hotel to Aguadilla (BQN) – 7am