Posts Tagged ‘photo tip’

March 25th, 2013 | By | 827 Comments

Skating Riverbeds with Mowgli

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Mowgli Surf Team riders Christian Franzen, Noah Foskett, and Shea Porter hit up the Santa Ana Riverbed in Fountain Valley. They swear there’s no better place to work on your street surfing then those high concrete banks. Photographer Jessica Stopnik was there to capture some shots.

Here’s some tips the Mowgli groms provided for you aspiring river-rats.

1. Tricks to practice: wall-rides, tail-slides, gap jumping
2. Wear gloves to throw super stylish laybacks w/o shredding your palms
3. When bombing a bank make sure you are ready to commit. There’s nothing worse then breaking your arm because you bailed.
4. Wash roadrash thoroughly, You’re pretty much shredding in a toilet
5. Concrete banks are like big waves. Style counts!
6. Do not go riverbeds when its raining unless you want to die.

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March 22nd, 2013 | By | 2,265 Comments

Photo Tip Of The Week: Jason Naudé Billabong Lensman Explains How To Shoot Surf In Speed Blur

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“When shooting surfing, try not to get stuck in one style like only trying to get crisp clean shots. Sometimes blurry shots can look way more interesting if done correctly. For the shot of Nate Zoller I closed my aperture down to I think like F. 18 and slowed my shutter speed down to something like a tenth of a second and then followed Nate as he rode the wave to keep him in focus but to allow the wave to appear like it was moving.” -Jason Naudé

March 14th, 2013 | By | 3,263 Comments

Shooting The North Shore with Nate Zoller and Jason Naude Billabong Photog and Laguna Ripper Talk about Shooting Film and Tubes in Hawaii

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The North Shore of Oahu is famous for its incredible five-month winter. The “Seven Mile Miracle,” as the surf media has dubbed it, consistently produces Northern Hemisphere swells both large and raw. Our boy Nate left SWELL to tackle a late season pipe session, LEAF got the footage.

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March 4th, 2013 | By | 3,634 Comments

Photo Tip Of The Week…

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Photo Tip Of The Week from SWELL photographer, Jeff Sipper:
“If you are shooting landscape pics and the sky is boring and grey, just
tilt the camera lower and get rid of most of it.”

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