February 11th, 2016
Posts Tagged ‘gopro’
The Mountains Are Calling (Here’s What To Wear) Mountain Climbing Tips & Gear Picks from Dirtbag Darling
Someone once said, “getting there is half the fun,” and, oh boy, is that the case when you’re trying to get to the summit of a mountain. Bagging a peak is a huge accomplishment both mentally and physically because, along with the fun, there’s also a whole lot of bruises, scrapes, sore muscles, aching feet and tired lungs going on.
Reaching your first mountain summit—whether you’re on maintained trail, shimming along a rocky ledge, or climbing with harness and rope—should be on everyone’s bucket list, but you’ll need to prepare first. Here’s what you need to know to get started… (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
The Golden Hour… Underwater
“The last 30 minutes of sunlight isn’t just beautiful above water … it is insanely beautiful BELOW the sea as well. It’s taken me awhile to consider shooting underwater during sunset. Maybe it’s because I would rather be surfing, but recently, I have fallen in love with golden hour, underwater.
Taken on a GoPro Hero 3. This was one of the first photos I took underwater at sunset. The waves were inconsistent but the weather was gorgeous, so for this wave I held the GoPro steady the first set wave passed over me, and thanks to the low light + warm rays of the setting sun, it created this effect. Photoshop-free”
“Within the last 30 minutes of sunset … no need for camera filters when the warm sun glows like this on her skin! Open your eyes next time you duck dive at sunset. The light rays are incredible, and I was finally able to capture it with this photograph.” -Sarah Lee
Sarah won the People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Follow The Light Foundation Photography Grant in Memory of Larry “Flame” Moore. Read more about Sarah’s water photography.
Zuma Beach, Los Angeles. Photo: BLW
How To Shoot a Point of View (POV) Barrel Photo
1. Use a fisheye lens and high shutter speed on a camera with a burst rate of at least 6 frames/sec
2. When a hollow wave approaches, position yourself close to the pocket like you’re about to bodysurf
3. As The lip throws, reach your camera up as high as possible in the top corner pocket of the wave
4. Keep your wrist stiff and camera as level as possible. An even horizon line makes the image pop with that realistic POV you are aiming for. And don’t forget a camera leash
5. Take a lot of photos/beatings. No matter how many images you take withthis POV nevers gets old
“With the popularity of waterproof cameras like GoPro, these days you see a lot of people swimming out into the lineup and shooting empty waves and shore break. I love trying to get these type of images looking out of the barrel to give viewers that surfers point of view. For me, these moments happen while I am swimming around in the impact zone as I am lining up with a surfer waiting for a set” -Bryce Lowe White, Photo Editor & Video Producer | SURFER MAGAZINE
The GoPro is the must have gear item of the year. With crystal clear HD 1080p footage and a 170 degree wide angle lens it’s no wonder that this camera is the choice of both Kelly Slater and Shaun White. Whether you are using it to film the inside of a barrel or the backside of a mountain, the GoPro will let you re-live any experience like never before. Once you get yourself this coveted device, there are heaps of essential accessories that will help you get the most out of your camera. Here are a few to check out:
So you dropped some serious coin on a GoPro. The last thing you want is it rolling around in your bag getting scratched up.
Now thanks to the Underwater Kinetics GoPro storage case, you can safely store your GoPro Hero or GoPro Hero 2 and all its accessories in one water-tight, secure location. This box is sturdy and built to last. The deluxe version comes with dual density foam and extra ports for all your equipment, while the standard version gets the job done at a cheaper price point. No matter which one you get, both are crucial for extending the life of your camera.