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December 30th, 2013 | By | 447 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
One big mistake I learned the hard way – never leave your water housing out in the direct sun/heat. One day I went on a paddle boarding adventure and kept my camera in it’s housing on top of my board, lens side up, in the sun, When I jumped in the water to take some photos, condensation had build up, fogging my port and blurring every photo I tried to take. The natural moisture in the air gets trapped inside the housing, and when left in the sun, it will cause the moisture to bead. If you are planning on leaving your housing out and do not have shade for it, place a cool, wet towel on it!

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December 27th, 2013 | By | 71 Comments

DIY: Braid Crown

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Love this look from the SWELL Holiday ’13 photoshoot? You’re not alone there. This secured up-do promises a upkeep-free New Year’s Eve look. So, photo in-hand, we skipped down to our favorite styling spot, Pure Blowdry Bar in Encinitas, to help us re-create the look. And they NAILED IT. Ready to try it out for yourself? Read on to get Pure’s DIY on this festive up-do that can stand up to the celebrations.
Pictured: Billabong Top | Billabong Vegan Leather Shorts | Leg Warmers (*sorry, sold out!)
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December 23rd, 2013 | By | 35 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Share your photos! Sharing my work with others has helped me grow as a photographer. Don’t be scared of feedback – the encouraging comments will motivate you and the criticism will help you fine tune your skills – you win either way.

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December 20th, 2013 | By | 1,041 Comments

DIY: Living Mug

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Forgot to pick up a gift for a boss/friend/hostess/etc? Grab a mug you don’t mind parting with and get to DIYing. The lucky recipient will likely be relieved to not to have another bowl of sugary goods staring at them from behind their computer monitor.
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