Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

July 26th, 2013 | By | 7 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Mark McInnis Follow the Light People's Choice Award Winner Explains Planning the Shot

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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…)

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July 19th, 2013 | By | 1,637 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Paul Greene Follow The Light Finalist Paul Greene's Pro Tips About Using Camera Water Housings

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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…)

July 13th, 2013 | By | 141 Comments

SWELL Drinks | Mango Mojito

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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
Limes Wedges
Light Rum
Villa Italia Blood Orange Soda (Avail at Trader Joes)
Ice Cubes
Umbrella Straw

Mixology:
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.

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July 3rd, 2013 | By | 583 Comments

Staff Picks: Favorite 4th of July Parties TEAM SWELL SHARES THEIR WEST COAST PATRIOTIC PARTY PLACES

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VENUE: BEACH FRONT HOUSE ON THE PENINSULA

BEST OF: PEOPLE WATCHING, KEG STANDS, ROOF-TOP DECKS

DON’T FORGET YOUR: COCONUT WATER, BIKINI, WONDERLAND SUNGLASSES

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VENUE: BEACH HOPPING IN LAGUNA TOWN

BEST OF: SNORKEL BEER BONG, TOURIST CHICAS

DON’T FORGET YOUR: WET-DRY BAG, RASH-FREE SHORTS, SUNS OUT GUNS OUT TANK

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VENUE: BRIGANTINE RESTAURANT, OVERLOOKING THE FAIRGROUNDS

BEST OF: FRESHOYSTERS, SUNSET & FIREWORK REFLECTIONS ON LAGOON

DON’T FORGET YOUR: BEACH CRUISER, FLASHLIGHT, COVER UPS

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VENUE: 2 STORY PONTOON BOAT WITH A SLIDE

BEST OF: NO SOCAL JUNE GLOOM, NO BEACH COPS, NO LAST CALL

DON’T FORGET YOUR: WATER WINGS, RVCA COOLER, ZINKA