Rambo Estrada

Sony Ambassador
Image: Rambo Estrada, Alpha 6500 (A6500)

Rambo is a surf, adventure lifestyle and wedding photographer based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. His photography is regularly featured in local and international publications such as Damaged Goods Zine, Monster Children, Surfing Life, Surfers Journal, Surfing World, Stab and Surfline. Rambo has also worked with big surf brands like Rip Curl, Billabong and O'Neill.

What is in your camera bag?

α7R III, α9, α6500, FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA, FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA, FE 85mm f/1.4 GM, FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM, FE 70-200mm f/4.0 G, FE 100–400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM, RX100 VI

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

My favourite camera and lens combo is the α7R III and the 70-200mm f/4. This setup is extremely versatile and I will often use it in my housing shooting from the water, as well as shooting from the land. It can also be handy for portraits and lifestyle.

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

A couple of years ago I was in Indonesia when a huge swell hit that is now referred to as "the swell of the decade." I was the only photographer swimming out at Padang Padang in Bali when the wave of the day came through and my buddy Nick Ngau Chun paddled into it. My natural instinct was to swim further out to safety, but I made myself swim closer in and positioned myself for one of the best photos I've ever taken. It ended up running in three different international publications.