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Derek H.


Venice, CA

Member since:

December 17, 2011

Why do you want to join the Venice Surf Photography Meetup Group?

Been in love with surfing since I stepped on a board in Maine. Surf photography just came naturally, when I decided I want to show the beauty of being in the ocean through capturing those genuine moments in time.

What sorts of activities are you looking for in a Meetup group?

I am looking to surf with new people, and also shoot as much as I can with professionals. I am new to the Los Angeles area, so some people to surf with would be nice.

How would you describe your skill as a photographer? Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?

Advanced, It came pretty naturally for me.

Have you surfed or photographed surfing before?

Yes, every chance I get


My name is Derek Hanson, I am originally from Boston. I moved to San Francisco for college where I studied film and photography. I now work in Hollywood for the production company Imaginary Forces. I direct narrative films, and surf films.

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