Festival season is officially here with a new waterfront venue attracting top talent and hoards of beautiful humans. It’s call CRSSD Fest and in 5 years you’ll want to claim you were there to kick off it’s first fest on 3/14/2015… here’s why (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
Holy Ship 2015 Cut Snake Survival Guide Paul Fisher Shares His Cheeky Guide to Raging Right on his Floating Festival
Our favorite spinning surf turkeys are on tour in the Caribbean dropping beats for the Holy Shippers, and they have a few tricks for keeping the party alive. Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley just might have heat stroke, so take “advice” with a pound of salt.
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“Everyone takes sunscreen to the Bahamas, so the customs agent won’t have a clue when ya empty out 5 of them and fill em with your favourite booze!!!” (more…)
Our good mate Riley Blakeway just released an insane video about acclaimed Kurt Cobain photographer Charles Peterson. His KR3W Rights Refused rockumentary delivers an introspective video that serves as a preview of the collaboration as well as an introduction to Peterson and his scope of work. (more…)
Photo Tip: Using iPhone Ollo Lenses Elevate Your iPhone Picture Game with 5 Basics Tricks to Use Clip-On Lenses
New to the SWELL Surf Shop, Ollo Lenses lets your phone capture museum worthy shots. Friend of SWELL Chris Burkard swears by the clip-on lenses, so maybe you’ll also get half a million instagram followers with Ollo clip-on Lenses
1. Focus on what’s important with the Fisheye lens.
Before shooting with a fisheye lens, determine the most important elements in your composition (placement or arrangement of visual elements). The subject you focus on will be sharp and clear but peripheral elements that are away from the center of the picture will have a characteristic fisheye stretch. Background elements are generally secondary when using this lens, so your foreground subjects must be able to carry the composition and provide power to the image.
2. Keep the foreground free. (more…)