A Slice of Life | Blog About Logs

February 8th, 2015 | By | 43 Comments

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While I am a huge advocate of progressive surfing, and think that the stuff kids are doing on shortboards these days is crazy and impressive, I am always going to love my logs. (more…)

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Meet Your Maker | Maaji Designers and sisters, Manuela and Amalia Sierra

February 7th, 2015 | By | 31 Comments

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Colombian swim designers Manuela and Amalia Sierra talk about the magical story behind their innovative bikinis…. (more…)

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February 5th, 2015 | By | No Comments

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I am 99.9997% sure that the biggest obstacle in health and fitness, is us. Me, you, all our excuses, business, and procrastination. We all have it and it’s a daily fight. Then, something that seems to get in the way is thinking that staring at a bunch of fitness inspiration pics, and reading a bunch of fitness posts will somehow magically get you healthier and in better shape. Well, all of that inspiration and motivational material is useless (this column included) if you don’t make that final decision to finally get up, break a sweat, and move. (more…)

Photo Tip: Using iPhone Ollo Lenses Elevate Your iPhone Picture Game with 5 Basics Tricks to Use Clip-On Lenses

February 3rd, 2015 | By | 122 Comments

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New to the SWELL Surf Shop, Ollo Lenses lets your phone capture museum worthy shots. Friend of SWELL Chris Burkard swears by the clip-on lenses, so maybe you’ll also get half a million instagram followers with Ollo clip-on Lenses

1. Focus on what’s important with the Fisheye lens.
Before shooting with a fisheye lens, determine the most important elements in your composition (placement or arrangement of visual elements). The subject you focus on will be sharp and clear but peripheral elements that are away from the center of the picture will have a characteristic fisheye stretch. Background elements are generally secondary when using this lens, so your foreground subjects must be able to carry the composition and provide power to the image.

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2. Keep the foreground free. (more…)