Compose your shot before you shoot it. As a photographers, we are always working. Even if we’re driving around without a camera, it’s imperative that we keep our eyes peeled for possible locations to shoot. If you see something interesting, note the time of day, the location and what you want to photograph there. And even if you’re showing up to shoot at a location that you’ve never been to, find something interesting about it. Maybe it’s a background or a foreground. Maybe that means walking half a mile down the beach and shooting pulled back. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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Trevor Moran of New Jersey has forever been inducted to the class of surf photographers following the light of Larry “flame” Moore’s Legacy. Trevor took home a photography grant for $5,000 to pursue traveling the world in pursuit of building his portfolio.
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Water Housing Basics
As a surf photographer, your water housing is one of your most important tools, therefore it is crucial to
know how to properly use and take care of it. When I first got my water housing one of the problems I faced
was keeping water drops off my port. Little did I know that there are two types of ports for your water
housing, a wet port and a dry port. Wet ports are usually dome ports for a wide angle or fisheye lens. To
keep the port “wet” all you have to do is lick the outside and water will stick to it. (more…)