“My photo tip is research. To many photographers don’t spend the time to understand their subjects and what they are trying to achieve. Researching photographers before you will help you to pre visualize what you want to achieve before you swim out. I think it also helps to see whats been done already so you can do something different” Darshan Gooch (above) can bust airs or ride Alias, so Seth accounted for the waves, rider and board for this POV.
More about FTLF Finalist, Seth De Roulet
Favorite Surfer to Shoot: Andrew Bennett and Bobby Martinez. Andrew Bennett because it usually means we are somewhere else in the world and getting barrels big enough to fit a house in.
I always enjoy shooting Bobby Martinez because his surfing is not like any other surfer. His style is truly unique and that is pretty rare these days.
Daily Driver Camera: I use a variety of cameras depending on what look I want but Canon all the way.
Heaviest Water Situation: 8-10 foot outside ledge Chopes on a really west swell. Only one wave but I came up just short of the lagoon without a camera in my hand. That first breath felt good.
Pre-Sesh Tunes: Chilli Peppers, Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, Jimmy Buffett, Metallica
Favorite 80′s Movie: To many good movies in the 80s to pick 1 but here are five great ones. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Caddyshack, Coming to America, Princess Bride, Airplane.
Everyone knows my name at: The Nugget, best burger in Santa Barbara county.
Cant camp without: A good attitude. Nothing worse then being stuck with a Whining Sally.
See the rest of the 2013 Follow the Light Finalists for the $5K photogrpahy grant in memory of Larry “Flame” Moore here
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