Looking at my track record and my usual attitude to sitting in a classroom, waisting your life away. It’s probably not for the best if I would do an additional two- three year course.
With surf photography allot of your work comes from knowing when what is happening. Unlike normal surf photographers, someone like Roger Sharp, knows everything about the ocean and where what beach break or sand back is best for surfing.
This puts him in a very favourable position, because not only can he shoot great pictures but he also tells the surfers where what is happening and can also have a conversation about it.
So I’ve come to the conclusion that looking at magic seaweed ever so often, probably isn’t enough.
I’ve found an open university course, studying oceanography, which will only take 9 months, so very simple, not allot of commitments and most importantly, you don’t have to mess around with other students. Or teachers in fact.
The course will cost around 1300 pounds and will be run by the open university. the main focus of the course will be biology/physics/chemistry/geology and some maths. All oh which I would enjoy if I had any clue about them.
It’s also very good because it gives you 30 ucast points and if in later life I come to a point where I want to sit in a classroom again, this will help me do it.