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5 Yoga Back Exercises For Surfers

5 Yoga Back Exercises For Surfers

Got a stiff back? Is it preventing you from becoming the next Kelly Slater? Here’s 5 yoga exercises which can help improve your back’s flexibility and reduce stiffness. Please share the article with someone that suffers from a stiff and painful back.

 

Yoga and yoga exercises can be a great tool for releasing tension in tight muscles and stiff joints. Most of us sit to much during our everyday life and this leads to problems and pain. Daily stretching can help you prevent overactivated muscles and back pain.

 

1. Marjariasana Bitilasana (The Cat camel exercise)

cat camel

The yoga pose Marjariasana Bitilasana is a great way to limber up your back before a surf session. It is a great way of mobilizing your back, chest and neck – providing more flexibility and movement. A fantastic daily exercise for those of you that needs to loosen up those tight muscles and stiff joints. Start the exercise by standing on all fours – lower your back slowly towards the floor while raising your neck carefully. Then shoot your spine up in a controlled movement while flexing your neck towards your chest. Repeat the exercise for 8-10 repetitions over 3-4 sets.

 

2. Uttana Shishosana (Frog position)

Froskestilling-yoga

A yoga exercise which stretches and mobilizes the whole spine – all the way from the low back to the neck. It really reaches muscles which can be hard to stretch properly. This exercise provides flexibility to upper and lower back, allowing you to really thrust your hip into those cutbacks. Stand on your knees and let your body fall forwards while reaching out your arms by sliding your palms on the floor. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat for 3-4 sets.

 

3. Urdhvamukhasvanasana

speidende-hundestilling-1

Great exercise for releasing tensions in your chest and ribcage – allowing you to activate your core and back muscles in the correct way. Start by lying flat out on your front on the floor with your palms resting by your side. Pull your legs together and slowly lift off – using mainly your core muscles. Arch your back upwards until you feel a gentle stretch. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat over 3-4 sets.

 

4. Ardha Matsyendrasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana - Young woman practising yoga exercise

This seated yoga exercise provides your back and spine with increased flexibilty – and is generally recommended for those with a stiff back. The pose can be challenging, so don’t do it if you don’t feel comfortable with the other exercises in the article. Breathe deeply and slowly twist your upper body – make sure to let your body ease into it and do it very gently. Hold the position for 30 seconds and repeat on both sides – 3 sets.

 

5. Adho Mukha Svanasana

adho-mukha-svanasana

Stand on all fours and gently lift your back towards the ceiling until you reach the illustrated pose. Hold the position for 30-60 seconds before slowly lowering towards the starting position. This exercise really activates and stretches the muscles in the back and shoulder areas. Hold the exercise for 30-60 seconds.

 

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How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – a how to time lapse guide.

How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – a how to time lapse guide.

This is a how to instructions guide for making timelapse photography with Nikon D5. Hence the title, how to time lapse with Nikon D5. 😉

Timelapse photography allows us to see processes that would normally appear very subtle to the human eye, but when captured, enables us to see that process much more pronounced – such as a beautiful sunset, a blossoming flower, or melting ice. Below is an example, capturing the sunset in Norway. If you would like to try a timelapse, please read on – it is very easy to do once you know how to, and very impressive to your audience! – Nicole Lisa Photography

 

How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – Example:

How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – time lapse example. Timelapse Settings: 15 sec intervals / 1403 pictures (using a aputure timer – see below)
Edited in Adobe Premiere (click here to learn more about Adobe Premiere Pro.)

Music: Morcheeba – Public Displays of Affection

 

“Beauty is in the details. Often unseen, nonetheless beautiful.”

Alexander Van Dorph (author of Cognitive Disturbance)

 

– Keen to try it out yourself? YES! If so, you will need:

 

A SHUTTER TIMER REMOTE CONTROL (for automatic photos):

 

SHUTTER TIMER remote control:

– The only MUST-HAVE in this tutorial, although a tripod is quite essential as well. This will allow you to set preferred intervals, which will automatically take pictures – allowing you to create the perfect timelapse. This one is wireless and especially suited for this Nikon model. CLICK THE LINK OR IMAGE to learn more about timers or to order it.

This timer works with Nikon D5, D500, D4s, D4, D3, D3x, D3s, D810A, D810, D800, D800E, D2, D2H, D2Hs, D2X, D200, D300, D300x, D300s, D700

 

A TRIPOD:

Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag

– Stability is king when it comes to creating timelapses, even the smallest gust of wind will ruin your timelapse. This tripod is well priced, very stable, and is very easy to use – making a timelapse look professional. Click on the image or link to see more tripods.

 

A DSLR camera:

Nikon D5 is the professional’s choice.
– The power of a 20.8 MP Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor in a compact, streamlined HD-SLR body. Create brilliant full-frame images and 4K UHD videos. Capture every detail in stunning clarity with Nikon’s superior 153-point AF system. Empower your inner filmmaker with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Click on the image or here to learn more.

 

ACCESSORIES – NIKON BATTERY:

Nikon Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery – Nothing more annoying than running out of battery in the middle of a timelapse or astrophotography session. Make sure to always bring an extra battery. Click on the image or here to get one.

 

ACCESSORIES – HIGH CAPACITY MEMORY CARD:

Transcend 64 GB High Speed Memory Card: To do long-lasting timelapses you need a high speed, high capacity memory card. This will ensure that your camera does not run out of memory at that crucial time – ruining your whole timelapse. Believe me, it happens… and it is incredibly annoying when it does (although rarely) occur. Personally, I use this memory card, but there are many others that will do the trick. Click on the image or here to learn more about this type of memory card and to see other models.

 

What do you need to make a timelapse

These days all high-quality tv-programmes and documentaries are riddled with amazing timelapse photography. This article “How to time lapse with Nikon D3200”, a how to guide, lets you understand just how they do it – and even teaches you how to have a go at it yourself. Here is a description of the items you will need to create your own timelapse.

 

1. A DSLR camera

2. A timer device (available from the link above, for your make of camera). My camera is a Nikon D600 (click this link to learn more about the Nikon cameras – opens in a new window), and so I use the timer displayed above. This timer, which works perfectly and is very easy to use.

Alternatively; you can use the software CD that came with your camera, which usually has timing software on it. However, this mean you always need to have a laptop with you, as opposed to the timer, which you can take anywhere.

3. A tripod (available from the link above). It is very important to keep the camera completely still throughout the timelapse, any movement of the camera will effectively ruin the timelapse, you will see an example of this later)

4. A good location: choose a location where changes in the environment are occuring – this can be places where there are many people, a sunset/sunrise, changing tides, moving clouds etc)

How to set up your camera

  • Once you have chosen a suitable location, mount your camera on the tripod (or a stable area).
  • Auto focus on the image you will be taking. Once you have achieved focus, turn off autofocus if you are timelapsing a landscape, or a low light picture. This will save battery on your camera, and prevent shots from not being taken (due to failure of autofocus). However, if you are doing a timelapse of people it is best to leave autofocus on, as your camera will always have something to focus on.
  • For changing light conditions: use AV mode (or shutter priority), as your camera will automatically adjust to the changing light – such as in sunset timelapses.
  • Make sure your camera is not set to auto white balance, as this can create flickering.
  • To save battery – you can also turn of “image review” on your camera. Alternatively, you can use a Canon external power source cord to avoid running out of battery.

Another timelapse example – How to time lapse with Nikon D5:

Setting the timer

You will notice once you have your timer (or any timer) that there are four main settings:

  1. Delay – This is the delay between each shot. You can leave this at 0, unless you have a long shutter speed (night photography)
  2. Long – This is for the shutter speed, for example if you are doing a time-lapse of the stars, and you need a shutter speed longer than 30 seconds.
  3. Interval – This is how often you would like to take a picture, for a fast changing environment (sunset), a good starting point is every 15 seconds.
  4. Number of shots – this is as it says – for the number of pictures you would like to take. You can set this, but it is easier to leave the setting at (—-). This will mean the camera will just carry on taking pictures until another limiting factor means no more pictures can be taken; for example expired, empty battery or unavailable space on the memory card.
How to time lapse with Nikon D5: Timelapse of the stars, with the pictures put together in a so-called starlapse (also known as astrophotography):
Starlapse
Starlapse, one of the things you can with a time lapse. How to time lapse with Nikon D5.

General Tips

  • Shutter Speeds: pick a shutter speed which best suits the environment you are timelapsing, for example if you are timelapsing the stars, you will need a long exposure, to capture as much light as possible
  • Interval Times: For a fast changing enviroment, it is best to use minimal interval times, such as 15 seconds (sunrise/sunset). For a slow enviroment (timelapsing the construction of a building) you can use much greater interval times (perhaps 1 shot every 20 minutes)
  • Battery Power: Once you start timelapsing, you will find that your battery will last longer if you are shooting with quick shutter speeds, as opposed to those with long exposures. You can purchase an extra battery for your camera, but it may be hard to change the battery whilst not moving the tripod. A much better option for longer timelapses, is using an AC power adapter for your camera (available from amazon). One battery should last about 6 hours on an interval of 15 seconds, in daylight.
  • Image Settings: Set your camera to shoot in JPG, rather than RAW, as processing of each image will take much longer with RAW shooting (and use up the battery much quicker)

 

The most important aspect to time-lapse photography is the stability of the camera. Do not allow the camera to move at all. Hope you enjoyed this article, if you have any questions on how to time lapse with Nikon D5, be sure to let us know via our Facebook page. We will help you out. Guaranteed.

 

ENJOY!

 

A inspirational timelapse compilation:


– Article – How to time lapse with Nikon D5 – instructions and settings – provided by Nicole Lisa Photography for Superstoked Surfing Magazine. Mahalo, Nicole!

 

/// Facebook page: Nicole Lisa Photography

/// Official website: NicoleLisaPhotography.com

/// Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D5


 

Timelapse tutorials for other NIKON models:

 

Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D5

 

Do you have any comments or questions regarding how to time lapse with Nikon D5? Be sure to let us know on our FB page, and we will help you out. 100% answer guarantee. Be sure to use ‘how to time lapse with Nikon D5’ or similar as the subject to the conversation. Thank you!

 

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – a how to time lapse guide.

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – a how to time lapse guide.

This is a how to instructions guide for making timelapse photography with Nikon D500. Hence the title, how to time lapse with Nikon D500. 😉

Timelapse photography allows us to see processes that would normally appear very subtle to the human eye, but when captured, enables us to see that process much more pronounced – such as a beautiful sunset, a blossoming flower, or melting ice. Below is an example, capturing the sunset in Norway. If you would like to try a timelapse, please read on – it is very easy to do once you know how to, and very impressive to your audience! – Nicole Lisa Photography

 

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – Example:

How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – time lapse example. Timelapse Settings: 15 sec intervals / 1403 pictures (using a aputure timer – see below)
Edited in Adobe Premiere (click here to learn more about Adobe Premiere Pro.)

Music: Morcheeba – Public Displays of Affection

 

“Beauty is in the details. Often unseen, nonetheless beautiful.”

Alexander Van Dorph (author of Cognitive Disturbance)

 

– Keen to try it out yourself? YES! If so, you will need:

 

A SHUTTER TIMER REMOTE CONTROL (for automatic photos):

 

SHUTTER TIMER remote control:

– The only MUST-HAVE in this tutorial, although a tripod is quite essential as well. This will allow you to set preferred intervals, which will automatically take pictures – allowing you to create the perfect timelapse. This one is wireless and especially suited for this Nikon model. CLICK THE LINK OR IMAGE to learn more about timers or to order it.

This timer works with Nikon D500, D750, D7100, D7200, D7000, D600, D610, D5500, D3300, D3200 D3100 D5300 D5200 D5300

 

A TRIPOD:

Vista Explorer 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Tripod Bag

– Stability is king when it comes to creating timelapses, even the smallest gust of wind will ruin your timelapse. This tripod is well priced, very stable, and is very easy to use – making a timelapse look professional. Click on the image or link to see more tripods.

 

A DSLR camera:

Nikon D500 is the professional’s choice.
– The power of a 20.9 MP Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor in a compact, streamlined HD-SLR body. Create brilliant full-frame images and 4K UHD videos. Capture every detail in stunning clarity with Nikon’s superior 153-point AF system. Empower your inner filmmaker with cinema-quality HD video recording features. Click on the image or here to learn more.

 

ACCESSORIES – NIKON BATTERY:

Nikon Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery – Nothing more annoying than running out of battery in the middle of a timelapse or astrophotography session. Make sure to always bring an extra battery. Click on the image or here to get one.

 

ACCESSORIES – HIGH CAPACITY MEMORY CARD:

Transcend 64 GB High Speed Memory Card: To do long-lasting timelapses you need a high speed, high capacity memory card. This will ensure that your camera does not run out of memory at that crucial time – ruining your whole timelapse. Believe me, it happens… and it is incredibly annoying when it does (although rarely) occur. Personally, I use this memory card, but there are many others that will do the trick. Click on the image or here to learn more about this type of memory card and to see other models.

 

What do you need to make a timelapse

These days all high-quality tv-programmes and documentaries are riddled with amazing timelapse photography. This article “How to time lapse with Nikon D3200”, a how to guide, lets you understand just how they do it – and even teaches you how to have a go at it yourself. Here is a description of the items you will need to create your own timelapse.

 

1. A DSLR camera

2. A timer device (available from the link above, for your make of camera). My camera is a Nikon D600 (click this link to learn more about the Nikon cameras – opens in a new window), and so I use the timer displayed above. This timer, which works perfectly and is very easy to use.

Alternatively; you can use the software CD that came with your camera, which usually has timing software on it. However, this mean you always need to have a laptop with you, as opposed to the timer, which you can take anywhere.

3. A tripod (available from the link above). It is very important to keep the camera completely still throughout the timelapse, any movement of the camera will effectively ruin the timelapse, you will see an example of this later)

4. A good location: choose a location where changes in the environment are occuring – this can be places where there are many people, a sunset/sunrise, changing tides, moving clouds etc)

How to set up your camera

  • Once you have chosen a suitable location, mount your camera on the tripod (or a stable area).
  • Auto focus on the image you will be taking. Once you have achieved focus, turn off autofocus if you are timelapsing a landscape, or a low light picture. This will save battery on your camera, and prevent shots from not being taken (due to failure of autofocus). However, if you are doing a timelapse of people it is best to leave autofocus on, as your camera will always have something to focus on.
  • For changing light conditions: use AV mode (or shutter priority), as your camera will automatically adjust to the changing light – such as in sunset timelapses.
  • Make sure your camera is not set to auto white balance, as this can create flickering.
  • To save battery – you can also turn of “image review” on your camera. Alternatively, you can use a Canon external power source cord to avoid running out of battery.

Another timelapse example – How to time lapse with Nikon D500:

Setting the timer

You will notice once you have your timer (or any timer) that there are four main settings:

  1. Delay – This is the delay between each shot. You can leave this at 0, unless you have a long shutter speed (night photography)
  2. Long – This is for the shutter speed, for example if you are doing a time-lapse of the stars, and you need a shutter speed longer than 30 seconds.
  3. Interval – This is how often you would like to take a picture, for a fast changing environment (sunset), a good starting point is every 15 seconds.
  4. Number of shots – this is as it says – for the number of pictures you would like to take. You can set this, but it is easier to leave the setting at (—-). This will mean the camera will just carry on taking pictures until another limiting factor means no more pictures can be taken; for example expired, empty battery or unavailable space on the memory card.
How to time lapse with Nikon D500: Timelapse of the stars, with the pictures put together in a so-called starlapse (also known as astrophotography):
Starlapse
Starlapse, one of the things you can with a time lapse. How to time lapse with Nikon D500.

General Tips

  • Shutter Speeds: pick a shutter speed which best suits the environment you are timelapsing, for example if you are timelapsing the stars, you will need a long exposure, to capture as much light as possible
  • Interval Times: For a fast changing enviroment, it is best to use minimal interval times, such as 15 seconds (sunrise/sunset). For a slow enviroment (timelapsing the construction of a building) you can use much greater interval times (perhaps 1 shot every 20 minutes)
  • Battery Power: Once you start timelapsing, you will find that your battery will last longer if you are shooting with quick shutter speeds, as opposed to those with long exposures. You can purchase an extra battery for your camera, but it may be hard to change the battery whilst not moving the tripod. A much better option for longer timelapses, is using an AC power adapter for your camera (available from amazon). One battery should last about 6 hours on an interval of 15 seconds, in daylight.
  • Image Settings: Set your camera to shoot in JPG, rather than RAW, as processing of each image will take much longer with RAW shooting (and use up the battery much quicker)

 

The most important aspect to time-lapse photography is the stability of the camera. Do not allow the camera to move at all. Hope you enjoyed this article, if you have any questions on how to time lapse with Nikon D500, be sure to let us know via our Facebook page. We will help you out. Guaranteed.

 

ENJOY!

 

A inspirational timelapse compilation:


– Article – How to time lapse with Nikon D500 – instructions and settings – provided by Nicole Lisa Photography for Superstoked Surfing Magazine. Mahalo, Nicole!

 

/// Facebook page: Nicole Lisa Photography

/// Official website: NicoleLisaPhotography.com

/// Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D500


 

Timelapse tutorials for other NIKON models:

 

Article: How to time lapse with Nikon D500

 

Do you have any comments or questions regarding how to time lapse with Nikon D500? Be sure to let us know on our FB page, and we will help you out. 100% answer guarantee. Be sure to use ‘how to time lapse with Nikon D500’ or similar as the subject to the conversation. Thank you!

 

JOB surfs while on fire (literally)!

JOB surfs while on fire (literally)!

Jamie O’Brien (JOB) is perhaps the craziest surfer to have walked this planet. One of his most recent stunts saw him setting himself alight before scoring some beautiful barrels. All of which was captured by the talented Ben Thouard.

 

This is perhaps the wildest surfing we’ve ever seen.

 

The video is created by Red Bull and Ben Thouard, so be sure to follow him and check out the rest of the movies.

 

 

Video description:

“While recently in Tahiti filming for “Who Is JOB 5.0,” Jamie carried out one of his surfing dreams: to get barreled on one of the world’s heaviest waves … while lit on fire. ”

 

Video still:

JOB surfing while on FIRE photo by Ben Thouard

 

– Want more? Click here to check out more surf movies

– Inspired? Click here to get a GoPro4 and start filming

Morocco Surf Photography – with Yassine Belhouari

Morocco Surf Photography – with Yassine Belhouari

Yassine Belhouari is a young, talented surf photographer that you are likely to find with a camera in his hand if the surf is pumping. This is his story.

 

 

 

Introduction

My name is Yassine Belhouari from Morocco, I’m 27 years old, I started with surf photography in 2008 just like a
hobby in the town of Safi, Morocco Rass lafaa – where the Elliens surfers love to surf.

Morocco surf in Safi

I love surfing as I’ve been practicing bodyboarding for a long time, which is where I discovered my passion for surf photography.



My dream was to get a good camera and a good lens to get in touch with the world around me. After a while that
destiny has decided that I am to leave Morocco to live in Germany.



So I used the power of my inner passion doing some painting art and some garden work. Its was and still is the second
hobby option + travelling home .



A trip like this it doesn´t make sense to all of you, but when you are out there watching the sun coming up in
such a beautiful place with good friends … you cant imagine being anywhere else, no buildings, no
pollution, no man-built bullshit – just nature and the waves.

 

 

Nice wave in Safi Morocco



Travelling for me is to go out and spend the night under the stars, catching one or more stars falling and just taking it all in.



I’m very thankful to the beach and the wave as they have always set my thoughts in a relaxed and peaceful state of mind.



Sometimes its payment enough in itself to hit the road like a stranger in a strange land. Load up the car, full up the fuel tank
and drive until you find a new water to explore for a new experience collection.



Writing for me is writing. It started in school and in the south trips I would just enjoy writing the good
moment or the good things which comes up around – it’s great to look back at and smile.




My camera equipment right now is: Canon 30D + Canon 1100D, lens Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6 III+ Canon
Zoom Lens EF 75-300mm 1:4-5,6 Gopro Hero1 + cnmemory core 500gb + Kapaloa + Billabong xero 3*4 + Ripcurl
Gloves + Rip Curl headsuit .



I would be proud if you would support my fan page: https://www.facebook.com/SafiSurfJournal

 

Interview with Yassine Belhouari

 

Why did you start with surf photography? What inspired you?

– I started with surf photography because I loved surfing and being on the beach – or just travelling the coastline.

Safi Surf Crew

 

Where is your dream travel destination?

– My dream travel destination is first to finish Morocco, the longest coast in Africa, then travel to Namibia, after all that I would love to visit Asia for a while.

 

What is your favorite place so far?

– My favorite place so far is my hometown Safi Rasslafaa, Morocco.

 

Canon EOS 1100D - Photo Wikimedia
Canon EOS 1100D – Photo Wikimedia

 

Where can our readers follow you and see more of your pictures?

To follow me on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/SafiSurfJournal
on Instagram : https://instagram.com/safisurfjournal/

 

 

– Want more surfing? We recommend reading: The History of Surfing

 

Surfer girls: Alana Blanchard and her cute surfer girls.

  • VIDEO: Check out ALANA BLANCHARD’s series here: SURFER GIRL (All episodes)

 

– Want more? Click here to check out some surf movies
– Inspired? Click here to get a GoPro4 and start filming