How to Clean Your Sunglasses | The Right Way
It's happened to all of us. You get a brand new pair of sunglasses, and you notice the first smudge on one of your lenses. It might be sweat or oil from your skin, dust floating in the air, sunscreen or makeup that found its way onto your lens. Or a combination of them all. It obstructs your vision, and you start to question your decision to buy nice sunglasses. But don't worry! You can easily clean off that spot, and the others that will inevitably develop, without scratching your lenses.
Polarized vs Non-Polarized Sunglasses
Eyewear has drastically evolved since the Inuits fashioned sunglasses out of walrus tusks. However, the driving force behind that evolution remains the same: protecting delicate eyes from the bright sun. Advances in technology have replaced Walrus tusks with high-performance lenses and presented us with the option of purchasing polarized or non-polarized sunglasses. The difference is nearly invisible to the naked eye unless you're the one sporting a pair of polarized shades. Why should you care what type of lens you have? Here's what you need to know:
In the Barrel with Tim Kothlow
Tim is a photo editor and photographer based in Orange County, California. He works with several internationally recognized athletes, agencies, publications, brands, and nonprofits such as Hurley, Roxy, Surfer Magazine, The Surfers Journal, Australian Surfing World Magazine and many more.
Appreciate Mist, Fog, and Sea Spray with JJ Midwinter
When it comes to surf photography, you may think that you've seen it all. But that's not true unless you've heard of James Midwinter. His characteristic minimalist style and striking scenes make you think twice about the background clutter in your selfies. He worked in the photographic industry for most of his twenties, and four years ago he moved to his current home base in Newquay, Cornwall. We connected briefly to discuss his style, what drives him, and an excellent life lesson. Enjoy!
Around the World with Erick Proost
When Erick isn't traveling on a film quest, you can find him making videos in California. I was able to steal a few moments of his time to discuss all things Erick, so you're in for a treat!
Chasing Thrills and Stills with Klemen Surk
When you can't find Klemen in Slovenia (which is often), he's probably traveling in a van, taking advantage of whatever sport the season has to offer, and snapping photos as he goes. He has an intriguing perspective in his snapshots and on life. And even though he's not a fan of Instagram quotes, he uses them well and is quite entertaining. Please put your hands together for Klemen.
How to Live a Delicious, Full Life with Vero Blanar
Originally from Bratislava, Vero is a globe-trotter, yoga teacher, oneness coach, nutritionist, blogger, and surfer. She spent the past five months in Hawaii, scoring waves and sharing her knowledge of living healthily and intentionally. I caught up with her in Slovakia to better understand the relationship between nutrition, surfing, and living a full life.
Dark Room, Bright Outlook: Cold Water Surf Photography
Note to readers: You’re lucky to have caught Alex Mires in between catching waves, processing film (yes, like in a dark room), and trading smiles with girls walking past.
6 Bucket List Surf Trips
There are epic breaks across the globe (even in Lake Michigan). So these are just six destinations you should add to your bucket list. I'll refrain from name-dropping as much as possible because half the adventure of a surf trip is doing the research and watching your plan fall into place (also quickly finding solutions to any problems that come up like boards broken in transit or a buddy drunkenly marrying a local). Which will be your top pick? Pack your bags and grab your board.