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February 3rd, 2014 | By | 1,089 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…)

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July 19th, 2013 | By | 1,794 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 11th, 2013 | By | 1,177 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Seth De Roulet

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“My photo tip is research. To many photographers don’t spend the time to understand their subjects and what they are trying to achieve. Researching photographers before you will help you to pre visualize what you want to achieve before you swim out. I think it also helps to see whats been done already so you can do something different” Darshan Gooch (above) can bust airs or ride Alias, so Seth accounted for the waves, rider and board for this POV.

More about FTLF Finalist, Seth De Roulet

Favorite Surfer to Shoot: Andrew Bennett and Bobby Martinez. Andrew Bennett because it usually means we are somewhere else in the world and getting barrels big enough to fit a house in.

I always enjoy shooting Bobby Martinez because his surfing is not like any other surfer. His style is truly unique and that is pretty rare these days. (more…)

June 24th, 2013 | By | 1,824 Comments

Photo Tip

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Photo Tip of the Week from SWELL Photographer, Jeff Sipper:
[on taking photos indoors] “Lighting indoors can be tough. Try to find an open window or door for more natural light. If that isn’t available, any light that you can move around should help.”

Pictured: Frankie’s Bikinis

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