Posts Tagged ‘photo tip’

September 9th, 2013 | By | 22 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn
First, and MOST IMPORTANT tip I give any aspiring photographer – go out and try. The best way to learn photography is by doing. Anyone can take a photography course and learn the proper terminology. But to become something great, you have to put it into use. Don’t be ashamed or worried of embarrassment, just go out and play!

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August 8th, 2013 | By | 781 Comments

Photo Tip of the Week | Domenic Mosquiera

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Teahupo’o resident and Follow the Light finalists Domenic Mosquiera explains how he endures those marathons swimming sessions to get that shot at Chopes. Dom will SWELL man at the end of the road for the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti, so stay tuned for tube vision of the Tahitian underground.

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July 26th, 2013 | By | 7 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Mark McInnis Follow the Light People's Choice Award Winner Explains Planning the Shot


Compose your shot before you shoot it. As a photographers, we are always working. Even if we’re driving around without a camera, it’s imperative that we keep our eyes peeled for possible locations to shoot. If you see something interesting, note the time of day, the location and what you want to photograph there. And even if you’re showing up to shoot at a location that you’ve never been to, find something interesting about it. Maybe it’s a background or a foreground. Maybe that means walking half a mile down the beach and shooting pulled back. (more…)

July 19th, 2013 | By | 2,256 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Paul Greene Follow The Light Finalist Paul Greene's Pro Tips About Using Camera Water Housings


Water Housing Basics
As a surf photographer, your water housing is one of your most important tools, therefore it is crucial to
know how to properly use and take care of it. When I first got my water housing one of the problems I faced
was keeping water drops off my port. Little did I know that there are two types of ports for your water
housing, a wet port and a dry port. Wet ports are usually dome ports for a wide angle or fisheye lens. To
keep the port “wet” all you have to do is lick the outside and water will stick to it. (more…)