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July 22nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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 | 21 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…)

February 3rd, 2014 | By | 395 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Peter Taras Surfing Magazine Photo Editor Shares Perspectives Behind SWELL Surfscapes

taras1 He’s featured photographer of SWELL’s Catalog, Surfing Magazine Photo Editor Peter Taras takes us behind the lens of his glossy surf spreads.

SWELL: Walk us through the Covershot did Creed stomp this tweaked out business:

Taras: No, not this one. He did on a couple others though. This place has crazy exposed rocks so it was sketchy on some landings. I think the next exact wave he did but I shot it at like 15th of a second and it didn’t look nearly as good. But this was the highest most stylish air of this Laguna session. This was also the first time he had ever surfed this wave so sometimes it takes a couple sessions to get comfortable at a place.

I still love this photo even though it’s not a “pull”. There’s something to be said with a photo that just has a good feel to it. (more…)

July 19th, 2013 | By | 1,481 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…)