December 1st, 2015
Packing for Pipemasters SWELL Surf Photographer Domenic's Picks For Shooting on Hawaii's North Shore
It’s been a career year for Domenic Mosquiera. After making the finals for the Follow the Light Foundation Surf Photography Grant and being featured in countless publications with his watershots at Teahupo’o, he’s headed to Hawaii’s North Shore to capture the world title race at Pipemasters and posting up at Jamie O’Brien house to capture epic JOB free-surf sessions.
My weapon of choice is a Dale Kobetich housing for my Canon Mark IV. Dale has been making my housings for 3 years now and has become a good friend. His craftsmanship is amazing and we all owe him for his developments in pistol grip housing technology.
Mounted on the housing standard fisheye port (Canon 8-15), beside it is the large dome for those great over-under shots, then there’s my small 50mm port and then my larger zoom gear 70-200 when I sit a bit further away and adjust the distance to my subject.
Still working up to a pro housing? Grab a GoPro for hi-def water angles.
Performance Stretch Boardshorts: They leave me rash-free and allow me to move freely for hours of shooting.
1mm Surf Top: A versatile jacket that protects from UV rays, chilly afternoon breezes, and a little protection in case I hit the reef.
Ocean Helmet: When it gets big and getting bounced off the reef or hit by my own housing.
Swim fins: My fin of choice as it is Vipers or Tahiti, but most photogs on the North Shore are usingDafin.
Omer mask: When i shoot underwater or go spearfishing.
Pelican 1560 hard case: For bullet-proof travel with my housings gear
Dakine Reload backpack: Amazing backpacks for all my photo gear. Includes dividers and all the pockets needed for accessories
Dakine Cyclone Dry Bag: This dry bag is essential for me when shooting on the boat or rainy days. Keeps all my gear dry and is a great place to store your wet shorts or top when on a trip.Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.