Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

July 22nd, 2014 | By | 282 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 | 407 Comments

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…)

July 12th, 2014 | By | 308 Comments

SeaMade | 5 Reasons Not To Fear Sharks

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People ask me all the time, “Aren’t you afraid of being eaten by a shark?” Well, as a surfer and frequent ocean frolicker, my chances of encountering sharks are pretty high. But no, I’m not afraid. Sure the thought of having my body ripped to shreds by the pearly knives of a great white disturb me, but it’s not a thought that frequently crosses my mind. If I were to constantly dwell on the thought of being attacked, I probably wouldn’t get in the ocean as much and that definitely would bum me out. Need some reasons to ditch the shark fear? Read on for my top 5…
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July 10th, 2014 | By | 258 Comments

Meet Your Maker | SWELL x Burton Beeracuda Newport Lensman Jake Pollgreen Shoots the Coolest New Liquid Lunchbox

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Jake Pollgreen has been perfecting his perspective in the Newport lineups for nearly a decade, so we demanded he immortalize his work on the best party favor of 2014… the Beeracuda.  Here he enlightens us about surfing, shooting and life on the peninsula.

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” This shot for the Beeracuda (above) is a classic Newport Beach scene. The forecast said there would be swell so the parking spots were all taken by like 6:30am. (more…)