Most of today's surfing photography is about catching the extreme surfer in the midst of an extreme maneuver on an extreme wave. Rebekah Shennan's photo, which was submitted to the current Beach Time Assignment, invites me into the moment rather than hitting me with a gut-wrenching, death-defying shot.
I select a Photo Of The Day every day. I choose the images from the various OP galleries including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and all of the OP Contests. Also, for each issue of the magazine I go through the Assignments galleries and choose a few to be featured in The Best Of Assignments in print and I select a weekly winner to be featured on the OP home page. To get your photos into the running all you have to do is submit them.