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July 29th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Photo Tip | Ryan Craig Follow The Light Finalist Teaches Techniques for Toggling Auto-Focus

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Name: Ryan “Chachi” Craig
Home: Santa Cruz, Ca
Photog Influences: Chris Van Lennup, Nelly, Corey Wilson, Burky, Aaron Chang
Instagram: @Chachfiles
Daily Driver:  Canon 7D

Back button auto-focus is your friend. I’m sure at this point we all know that on a majority of digital SLR cameras – you have two different buttons to press to activate the auto-focus. The shutter button when pressed half way and the button on the back of your camera named AF-On (I’m referring to Canon DSLRs). (more…)

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July 28th, 2014 | By | 8 Comments

Sending It | US Open of Surfing Weekend One Photos The Sights and Frights of Surf City's Biggest Beach Party

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The sandiest sideshow in surf didn’t disappoint yet another year full of body paint and booze soaked groms soliciting all kinds of crap. Oh and there was actually some surf. Photos: Matt O’Brien   (more…)

July 27th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

A Slice of Life | Weekend in Review: Malibu Boardriders’ Call to the Wall

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This past weekend, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to surf in the Malibu Boardriders Club 23rd Annual Call to the Wall surf contest, at the infamous Malibu Surfrider Beach. I have surfed in this event, a Coalition of Surfing Clubs contest for the past several years, representing my club: The Swamis Surfing Association. This year, I was thrilled to make the finals, but the real fun was had hanging out on the beach with some incredibly talented friends. (more…)

July 24th, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Coconut water. You either love it or hate it. I happen to absolutely adore it for quite a few reasons.
Lets list a few shall we. (more…)