Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

August 8th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Behind the Lens | Morgan Maassen We Ask SWELL Catalog Photog Some Weird Questions About His Life


Last good flogging your took in the water

Teahupoo last summer, swimming with my Red Housing. i swam into the bowl and lined up perfectly with Kelly Slater. the next one broke way too far out, so i braced for impact over my 20 pound aluminum housing. i got absolutely destroyed.

Daily Driver Camera

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July 29th, 2014 | By | 372 Comments

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


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 | 282 Comments

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


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

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 | 407 Comments

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


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

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…)