Trevor’s Photo Tip: Light it up. The East Coast has the brownest and murkiest water of anywhere I’ve ever seen. Even with bright sunshine, the barrels here become so dark its difficult to get any sort of proper exposure or contrast. Using a flash to fill the dark cave allows for a balanced exposure to match the ambient light outside of the barrel, giving the photo much more contrast and pop while still being subtle with the flash. The most important part of shooting with a flash is practice and patience. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
Infuse some SWELL inspo into your weekend with a twist on a tasty mojito. No hangover here, we held off on sugar, replacing with Italian soda spritz. This is what “workin for the weekend” is all about. Enjoi
In the Mix:
1/4 Mango. Cubed
Fresh Mint Sprig
Villa Italia Blood Orange Soda (Avail at Trader Joes)
In an empty glass throw in 4 lime wedges, Mango cubes and a splash of grapefruit soda. Muddle (smush) in the glass. Top of with ice, and fill the glass half and half with rum and blood orange soda. Stir it, shake it, beat it up, release those flavors. Throw in an umbrella straw and suck it down.
The Growlers Sound…According to Alex Knost
“They have experimented with recording techniques that have the ability to “bend sound” in ways only drugs can. By now this “bent sound” has been perfected in their live act that some onlookers call “groovy” and or “sick”. The groovy unexcelled value in Lo fidelity sound is their stock and trade. They are the result of a combination of skilled modern engineering techniques and the very finest outdated recording and amplified equipment.”
Formed in: A garage in Dana Point in 2006…like any good band, duh.
Genre: Beach Goth, a combination of Garage rock, psychedelic rock
Brooks Nielson -Vocals
Scott Montoya -Drums
Matt Taylor -Lead guitar, vocals
Anthony Perry- Bass
Kyle Straka -Rhythm guitar and keyboard
Next Big Show: Outside Lands
“My photo tip is research. To many photographers don’t spend the time to understand their subjects and what they are trying to achieve. Researching photographers before you will help you to pre visualize what you want to achieve before you swim out. I think it also helps to see whats been done already so you can do something different” Darshan Gooch (above) can bust airs or ride Alias, so Seth accounted for the waves, rider and board for this POV.
More about FTLF Finalist, Seth De Roulet
Favorite Surfer to Shoot: Andrew Bennett and Bobby Martinez. Andrew Bennett because it usually means we are somewhere else in the world and getting barrels big enough to fit a house in.
I always enjoy shooting Bobby Martinez because his surfing is not like any other surfer. His style is truly unique and that is pretty rare these days. (more…)