The sandiest sideshow in surf didn’t disappoint yet another year full of body paint and booze soaked groms soliciting all kinds of crap. Oh and there was actually some surf. Photos: Matt O’Brien (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
Sending It | US Open of Surfing Weekend One Photos The Sights and Frights of Surf City's Biggest Beach Party
Name: Dane Keolalani Grady
Home: Kapa’a HI
Photog Inspo: Jon Mozo
DANE’S BACK-LIT LENSFLARE TIP
I love the look of backlit surf. Shooting backlit waves will reward you with unique illumination to your photos, and simplify subjects into artsy silhouettes. Some of my most favorite images are backlit. There is a technique that I love to use every once in a while that gives my backlit images a bit more spice.
Best Parties at the 2014 US Open of Surfing Where to Send it in Surf City During the World's Biggest Surf Contest
1. Follow the Light Foundation Photography Awards
What: The most prestigious award in surf photography When: When Tuesday 7/29, 7pm
Where: Shorebreak Hotel, Main Ballroom (Open to the Public)
Who: The new class of Lensmans soon to grace the spreads of every major surf media outlet.
Finalists: Ryan Craig, Woody Gooch, Seth de Roulet, Rambo Estrada, Dane Grady
Why: To witness history through the legacy of Larry “Flame” Moore (more…)
Name: Rambo Estrada
Home: Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Years shooting: Land – 7, water – 2
RAMBO’S SLOW SHUTTER TECHNIQUES
Generally with surf photos I shoot at around 1/1000th of a second to freeze the action for a crisp sharp image. But sometimes shooting at a slower shutter speed can give you some interesting results. (more…)