Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

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SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog

SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team?

RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! (more…)

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July 29th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Photo Tip | Ryan Craig Follow The Light Finalist Teaches Techniques for Toggling Auto-Focus

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Name: Ryan “Chachi” Craig
Home: Santa Cruz, Ca
Photog Influences: Chris Van Lennup, Nelly, Corey Wilson, Burky, Aaron Chang
Instagram: @Chachfiles
Daily Driver:  Canon 7D

Back button auto-focus is your friend. I’m sure at this point we all know that on a majority of digital SLR cameras – you have two different buttons to press to activate the auto-focus. The shutter button when pressed half way and the button on the back of your camera named AF-On (I’m referring to Canon DSLRs). (more…)

July 22nd, 2014 | By | 4 Comments

Photo Tip | Dane Grady Follow the Light Finalist Reveals Secrets for Spicy Backlit Surf Shots

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Name: Dane Keolalani Grady
Home: Kapa’a HI
Photog Inspo: Jon Mozo
Instagram: @DaneGrady

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.

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July 18th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Photo Tip | Rambo Estrada Follow the Light Finalist Explains the Effects of Shutter Speeds

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Name: Rambo Estrada
Home: Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Years shooting: Land – 7, water – 2
Instagram: @ramboestrada

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…)