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July 22nd, 2014 | By | 6 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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July 21st, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

Best Parties at the 2014 US Open of Surfing Where to Send it in Surf City During the World's Biggest Surf Contest

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1. Follow the Light Foundation Photography Awards

What: The most prestigious award in surf photography When: When Tuesday 7/29, 7pm
Where: Shorebreak Hotel, Main Ballroom (Open to the Public)
Who: The new class of Lensmans soon to grace the spreads of every major surf media outlet.
Finalists: Ryan Craig, Woody Gooch, Seth de Roulet, Rambo Estrada, Dane Grady
Why: To witness history through the legacy of Larry “Flame” Moore (more…)

July 20th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

SeaMade: Get Up, Get Out A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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The other morning I woke up at the witching hour of 3:15am. Even my usual playlist of Ludovico Einaudi couldn’t lure me back into dreamland. So by four I was up and brewing a mean grind of french pressed coffee and contemplating what to do next.

Being that it will still pitch black out, I got into some creative projects, like making collaged cards for friends & family. The last thing you want to do when you wake up early is get sucked into the interwebs of your computer. Next thing you know it’s 10am and all you’ve done is lay around, Pinteresting, tumblring, and online shopping…not that those aren’t fun but you can’t go wrong by starting your day with some movement.

So as my mug was drained and my caffeine buzz settled in, I hit the road to check out Encinitas by dawn. (more…)

July 20th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Slice of Life | Mix It Up Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

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Life is all about taking risks – including fashion choices! This summer, bright and bold prints are very in, and there is no harm in mixing them up. While clashing prints is an unconventional concept, it can totally work with the right patterns, and the right attitude! Don’t be afraid to get creative; you’ll stand out for all the right reasons.
Pictured: Element Wrap Sweater | Lolli Bikini | One Teaspoon Shorts