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"Get closer" is the photography technique intended to be illustrated here. Oftentimes photos can be improved by getting closer and drawing the viewer's attention to the subject to the exclusion of the background or other environmental elements.

Read my (Mike Baird's) tutorial on how to take good surf photos.

Dustin Ray "D-Ray" - Surfer at the Cayucos Pier, Cayucos, CA, 01-02-2007 - taken from the pier with a tripod, Canon 5D w/ 300 mm f/2.8 IS lens (EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM). This shot shows the local AZHIAZIAM brand -Photo by Mike Baird 1/1600 f/3.2. This photo is used, by permission, by Chris Woodford at under the Creative Commons license

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This is my favorite surf photo. I want contact info for the above surfer.

19 June 2008 used at under Creative Commons license.

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Date 2 January 2007
Source originally posted to Flickr as Dustin Ray "D-Ray" - surfing-cayucos-ca-pier-1-2-07_056 AZHIAZIAM
Author Mike Baird
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35° 26′ 52.73″ N, 120° 54′ 23.30″ W

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