Surf Coast Creatives

#36: Swimming With Sharks & 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Winner - Ren McGann from RenMcGann.com

February 24, 2021 Ren McGann
Surf Coast Creatives
#36: Swimming With Sharks & 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Winner - Ren McGann from RenMcGann.com
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Surf Coast Creatives
#36: Swimming With Sharks & 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year Winner - Ren McGann from RenMcGann.com
Feb 24, 2021
Ren McGann

Join your hosts Ben Hucker and Jess Mellington with the coveted 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the year winner Ren McGann

Ren talks about the discipline of fine art ocean photography and provides his perspective on some of the challenges facing modern-day photographers. 

Ren also talks about his unique editing style and why he sees it as a deeply personal matter.

For him, it is better to be true to himself than produce the same cookie-cutter shots prevalent on social media

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Ren grew up off-grid and took the leap to become a full-time creative.
  • Being at ease surfing on a 12–15-foot wave!
  • What spoils the Photography industry?
  • The experience of developing a safety impact vest for extreme sports.
  • On swimming with underwater wildlife including Tiger Sharks!
  • Finding your personal style when it comes to editing & Ren’s favourite apps for doing so.

About Ren McGann:

For Ren, being in nature daily is a dream worth living for. When he takes his camera, loads his car, and drives up or down the coast, the trip begins. 

Nothing brings Ren more peace than being surrounded by giant waves or sitting camouflaged capturing wildlife in the bush. 

He was awarded the prize of the 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the year in 2020. The judging panel comprised 10 high-profile judges including X7 World Surf Champion, Stephanie Gilmore. 

Tune in and let us know what you think! This is our first time opening up the borders on the podcast too so leave a rating on iTunes afterwards if you're tuning in on an Apple device or PC.

Connect with Ren McGann on:

Website:         https://www.renmcgann.com/

Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/renmcgannphoto/

Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/renmcgann/?hl=en


Catch Surf Coast Creatives on:

Website:         https://surfcoastcreatives.com/

Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/surfcoastcreatives/

Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/surfcoastcreatives 

Show Notes

Join your hosts Ben Hucker and Jess Mellington with the coveted 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the year winner Ren McGann

Ren talks about the discipline of fine art ocean photography and provides his perspective on some of the challenges facing modern-day photographers. 

Ren also talks about his unique editing style and why he sees it as a deeply personal matter.

For him, it is better to be true to himself than produce the same cookie-cutter shots prevalent on social media

In this episode you will learn:

  • How Ren grew up off-grid and took the leap to become a full-time creative.
  • Being at ease surfing on a 12–15-foot wave!
  • What spoils the Photography industry?
  • The experience of developing a safety impact vest for extreme sports.
  • On swimming with underwater wildlife including Tiger Sharks!
  • Finding your personal style when it comes to editing & Ren’s favourite apps for doing so.

About Ren McGann:

For Ren, being in nature daily is a dream worth living for. When he takes his camera, loads his car, and drives up or down the coast, the trip begins. 

Nothing brings Ren more peace than being surrounded by giant waves or sitting camouflaged capturing wildlife in the bush. 

He was awarded the prize of the 2020 Nikon Surf Photo of the year in 2020. The judging panel comprised 10 high-profile judges including X7 World Surf Champion, Stephanie Gilmore. 

Tune in and let us know what you think! This is our first time opening up the borders on the podcast too so leave a rating on iTunes afterwards if you're tuning in on an Apple device or PC.

Connect with Ren McGann on:

Website:         https://www.renmcgann.com/

Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/renmcgannphoto/

Instagram:     https://www.instagram.com/renmcgann/?hl=en


Catch Surf Coast Creatives on:

Website:         https://surfcoastcreatives.com/

Facebook:      https://www.facebook.com/surfcoastcreatives/

Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/surfcoastcreatives