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September 21st, 2013 | By | 2,380 Comments

SeaMade: Deep Sea Smoothie Recipe


Fueling your tank with nutrient dense food is crucial to sustaining an active lifestyle. Superfood smoothies are the perfect source of all the nutrients needed to get through a hectic day. Don’t let the deep, dark green deter you- it really is tasty! The recipe and ingredients to follow will give you a better buzz than the last coffee whiskey you pounded on your way to a cold surf sesh. (You are familiar with that little warm-me-up, right?) (more…)

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September 20th, 2013 | By | 3,193 Comments

DIY: Scarf Camera Strap

Every photographer will agree that one of the most important steps to getting great photos is to always have your camera with you. So if your camera has become purse numero two, why not customize your camera strap to match your style. Enter this week’s DIY – How to turn Fall’s new scarves in to camera straps. Read on for the step-by-step how-to… (more…)

September 19th, 2013 | By | 17 Comments


Clean. The best health buzz word around.

Sugar-free, low-carb, gluten-free, fat-free, low-glycemic…yup, there are a whole bunch of health buzz words out there, in terms of your diet. It all seems to go in cycles, people adjust their diets, and gladly pay the extra $7 for specially baked gluten-free, no carb, no sugar, non bread, bread. I understand there are genuine food allergies, and necessary dietary restrictions people have, which makes people have no choice but to eat a certain way. But if that’s not you, really, there is one health buzz word that’s time tested, tried and true, really makes a difference, isn’t specially labeled, and really shouldn’t cost you any extra money because of it’s trend status…. (more…)

September 16th, 2013 | By | 1,031 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn
Don’t be afraid to mix it up with lenses. Sticking to the usual, stock 18-55 mm lens that always comes with your camera body, can limit your growth as a photographer. If I had not ventured out and tried out different lenses, I never would have found my favorite. A wide angle, 10-20 mm, has proven to be the most reliable when shooting underwater. It allows more light to come in, so I am able to dive down deep without loosing too much clarity. It also allows me to cheat a little – I know, I know, cheating is bad, but come on, I need a little help when trying to photograph a difficult subject like a playful dolphin. What I mean is, I have better luck at capturing the subject since I have a bigger frame to work with.

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