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In the wake of John Mozos death at Backdoor a flood of e-mails permeated the surf photography community. Soon a blog was formed that then became the United Surf Photographers International (USPI) forum in 2006. The forum grew to have over 200 members while another similar forum, Surf Photographers Forum (SPF) in Australia grew simultaneously. Rather than business SPFs focus was on the general discussion of surf photography as an art.
The creators of these two forums merged their efforts to bring you Surf Photographers United. Our goal is to foster communication, camaraderie, and community among our ranks.

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The Forum Rules, Usage and News

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General Surf Photography

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Discussion of surf photography style, technique and photographers

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Filmmaking Discussion

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Regional Discussion

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Local events, functions and get togethers.

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Beginner Business

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Thoughts on industry as a whole. Where is it going?

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Issues related to dealing with Magazines

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Other Outlets

Issues related to other distribution outlets - stock, art, private sales

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Discussion of surfing, not surf photography

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General travel discussion

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The Environment

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Anything else

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