Posts Tagged ‘photgraphy’

June 6th, 2013 | By | 2,039 Comments

Product Review: iPhone Watershot

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The advent of the Watershot iPhone housing brings the DIY craze into surfing without having to spring for a Gopro. The result delivers magazine quality surf photos to post on instagram quicker than it takes to peel off your wetsuit.

The SWELL crew tested the iPhone housing in the the local Orange County beachbreaks to check the learning curve on a Watershot novice.

1st Session: San Clemente

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Learning Curve:
-Beachbreaks are tricky to get closeups with shifty peaks and no zoom
-An object in the foreground gives good perspective and artsy touch
-USE THE LANYARD. Watershot doesn’t float, and swimming with 1 hand is tough

2nd Session: Salt Creek

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Learning Curve:
-You can never be too close, objects are smaller than appear
-Turn off flash and other slow shutter settings to get rapid fire sequences
-Stabilize Watershot evenly with both hands for realistic POV

Best Customer Submitted Photos Captured with WATERSHOT

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Watershot Features
-Depth Rating: 130 ft deep
-Glass Lens for optical image clarity
-Threaded Lens Bezel for screw on lenses & filters
-Full suspension “floats” your iPhone inside the housing for shock protection
-Universal Tripod Mount
-One Year Warranty
-Phone APP for optimized sharibility and photo retouching

Get your Watershot iPhone housing for iPhone4 or 5

 

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February 23rd, 2012 | By | 2,857 Comments

Follow The Light -Apply for a $5K Surf Photography Grant

Attention Surf Photographers! The Follow The Light Foundation is now accepting applications for the 7th annual $5,000 grant in memory of legendary surf photographer Larry “Flame” Moore.

The grant recognizes and celebrates promising photographers with the vision and dedication that honors Flame’s legacy.  He was a mentor, pioneer and editor of SURFING magazine for over 30 years.  We have seen finalists from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and FTLF encourages anyone with a passion for surf photography to enter.

SWELL proudly sponsors the seventh straight year of this exciting showcase that always wows the high-profile attendees . The ceremony takes place during the US Open of Surfing, attracting captains of the surf industry seeking young talent for their brands and magazines.

Past winners of the grant continue to inspire and prosper. 2011 recipient Duncan McFarlane is now a staff photographer for SURFING Magazine. Recipients Morgan Maassen and Todd Glaser are SURFER staffers and considered among the surf world’s freshest eyes.  2007 winner Matt Clark is a professional photographer based in New York, specializing in fine art surf, travel and documentary photography.

Winners (L to R) Todd Glasser, Duncan Macfarland and Morgan Maasen

Matt Kurvin, the 2011 SWELL People’s Choice Award winner is now widely published in Surfline, SWELL’s Catalog, ESPN, Fuel TV and more. Listen to how becoming a FTLF finalist fast-tracked his career here.

The application period ends April 13.  You must be present to accept your award on the evening when emceed Aaron Chang presents the portfolios from each finalist. For information about applying for the Follow The Light Foundation, visit followthelightfoundation.org

Check out winners and more from last year’s awards ceremony here