Archive for the ‘photo tip’ Category

October 13th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Behind the Cover | Ryan Craig Follow The Light Winner Talks Us Through the October Covershot

Getting the Shot: When you’re shooting a wave in the distance and there is a nice bluff behind it like this, you want to compose the shot with the wave on the bottom third of the frame and the bluff taking up the top two-thirds.

Surfer: Michael Dunphy
Camera: Canon 7D
Wave: Salina Cruz
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August 8th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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

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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.

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Morgan: iPhone & Contax t2. (more…)

July 22nd, 2014 | By | 20 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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May 6th, 2014 | By | 70 Comments

Behind the Cover | Pete Frieden

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SWELL welcomes the exotic photo works of Pete Frieden, another lensman carrying on the legacy of Larry “Flame” Moore. After years of working with Flame at Surfing Magazine, he circled the globe covering the World Championship Surfing Tour.

Peter captured these critical images near his home in Bali and Hawaii’s iconic North Shore. Pete gives us some insight into his camera choice on the slab hunting missions in SWELL’s summer catalog.

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Here’s the cover shot of John John at pipeline shot from sand with a  Canon 500 mm lens. (more…)