Posts By: Tom Keyes

Give Your GoPro Movies a New Perspective with this Fish-Eye Lens

Give Your GoPro Movies a New Perspective with this Fish-Eye Lens

GoPro footage is great. Used properly the benefits are too numerous to name, and in doing so I’d only be repeating what has been said a million times before. But for those who have seriously tried to weave together sections of footage into one continuous stretch of film, there does remain one slight problem. Everything looks very… Read more

Why the Arrival of Kids Doesn’t Mean an End to Cycling to the Beach

Why the Arrival of Kids Doesn’t Mean an End to Cycling to the Beach

Children come with a disproportionate amount of crap. For something so small the necessary paraphernalia required to sustain these tiny individuals for long enough to leave the house is almost inconceivable. Simply venturing over the threshold of the front door requires volumes of equipment non-parents would consider sufficient for several weeks at sea. All of which… Read more

Can this Budget Waterproof Sports Camera Genuinely Rival the GoPro?

Can this Budget Waterproof Sports Camera Genuinely Rival the GoPro?

There’s little doubt that the revolution in sports action cameras will continue to gain pace. The ease of use and quality of the images from these tiny waterproof units make them an attractive prospect for those wishing to document their surf sessions. It allows us to share experiences usually reserved for the confines of our memory banks…. Read more

What Do Artificial Waves Mean for the Future of Competitive Surfing?

What Do Artificial Waves Mean for the Future of Competitive Surfing?

Competitive surfing has always been as much about an individuals wave selection, as it has about the moves that take place on the wave itself. But that’s all set to change. The ability to read the conditions – mentally analysing and computing the slightest ripples on the surface of the ocean – could become a skill of the past…. Read more

What Makes This the Perfect Surf Watch?

What Makes This the Perfect Surf Watch?

Why have watches become so huge? It seems fashionable to have something the size of a small dog strapped to one of your wrists. It’d be cheaper, and probably lighter, to just stick a clock on your arm. But I think I may have found the answer. The ultimate timepiece for surfing: the Rip Curl… Read more

Are GoPros Surfing’s Stone in the Shoe?

Are GoPros Surfing’s Stone in the Shoe?

The accessibility of waterproof video cameras has sparked a revolution in amateur surf photography. No longer is it exclusively the right of the pros to have footage from deep inside the barrel, or evidence of making “that drop”– Go Pros have transformed the ability of the amateur surfer to record their sessions. But just because we… Read more

Matt Porteous Shares His 10 Favourite Surf Photos

Matt Porteous Shares His 10 Favourite Surf Photos

I like to spend most of my time below the waves, my view into a world most don’t get to see.  To me life is a journey, an adventure. I like to explore travelling light to search out visual settings that inspire my work. My mentors, great friends, and travels have all influenced my approach to Photography over… Read more