Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

December 3rd, 2013 | By | 129 Comments

Waimea River Surfing

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Every winter on the North Shore of Oahu the high surf dams the Waimea river-mouth with sand, and the heavy rains flood the valley. During a flatspell, locals led by Jamie O’Brien happily dig out the channels to create a standing wave to get their feet in the wax in preparation for Pipemasters. It was SWELL’s first time back digging the channel since the 2011 night session, and it was even bigger. (more…)

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December 2nd, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

Looking Up
Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get close to your subject. Since water reduces color, contrast, and sharpness – the closer you are, the more crisp and vibrant the photo will be.

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December 2nd, 2013 | By | 218 Comments

SWELL Snapshot | Shawn Parkin San Clemente Local Lensman Shares His Style In SWELL's November Catalog

SWELL caught up with surf photographer Shawn Parkin to get perspective on his  South Orange County surf imagery featured in SWELL’s November catalog. Shawn skated from his San Clemente pad and met us at Bull Taco to grind some $1 Tacos and $2 Tecates. Here’s what we gathered from the bearded lensman.
(Surf Imagery Prints Avail at ShawnParkin.com, Free Catalogs Subscription)

SWELL: First Parkin shot ever published

Parkin: I think my first shots published both online and in print were from the infamous Fire Swell in October of 2007. (more…)

November 25th, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

Rising - Black and White
When you first get your underwater gear, I suggest trying it out in a pool! Get some friends together and jump in a safe, controlled environment. You want to feel comfortable and confident with your gear and know how to work it properly before braving it in the wild. Nothing is worse than trying to figure out how to take a photo while getting tumbled by a wave!

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
Follow Kelsey on Instagram at @kelseyfinniscool
Gear Up: Shop Water Cameras at SWELL