Nikon and Surfing Australia Capture Country’s Top Surf Photographers for Forum

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Nikon and Surfing Australia Capture Country’s Top Surf Photographers for Forum

Nikon and Surfing Australia Capture Country’s Top Surf Photographers for Forum

Nikon and its partnership with Australia’s peak surfing organisation continues to fire, with the world-leading photographic company capturing the country’s top surf photographers for a special forum during the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast. 

The official camera and lens partner of Surfing Australia brought together eight of the world’s top snappers for an unprecedented photographers-only forum to discuss and share the latest developments in the surf imaging industry.

World renowned photographers to attend included Ted Grambeau, Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson, Andrew Shield, Ray Collins, Simon ‘Swilly’ Williams, Trent Mitchell and Kirstin Scholtz, along with American lensman Tom Servais.

Accompanying them was Nikon ambassador and motion picture stills photographer Jasin Boland, who started his career in photojournalism, which included surfing. 

Boland is an Australian based motion picture stills photographer who's worked on such films as The Matrix, Ghost Rider, The Mummy, Mission Impossible and The Bourne films. He now works daily on big budget sets with Hollywood's A-List of motion picture studios, producers, directors and actors.

In a first for Australia, Nikon’s Professional Services (NPS) also attended the 2012 Quiksilver Pro to offer complimentary loans and support, including on-site sensor cleaning, to all accredited photographers on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th February.

As part of their partnership with Surfing Australia, Nikon presented the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Nikon Surf Video of the Year at the recent Australian Surfing Awards in Manly.

Ray Collins’ photo of Mark Mathews won the Nikon Surf Photo of the Year and Jack McCoy’s movie A Deeper Shade of Blue was named the Nikon Surf Movie of the Year.

The prize in each award was RRP $6000 worth of Nikon photographic equipment.

The Nikon Surf Photo of the Year is a prestigious award recognising the ‘best of the best’ in the Australian surfing photography industry.

Previous winners have included Jon Frank, Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson, Stuart Gibson and Jeremy Wilmotte, whose images are published and recognised around the world. The photo can be taken anywhere around the world by an Australian photographer and can be drawn from action, water, lifestyle, lineup or portrait photography.

The Nikon Surf Movie of the Year Award celebrated the best feature-length surf movie released in 2011 filmed, produced or directed by an Australian citizen or resident.

For more information please visit www.mynikonlife.com.au

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