Sunday, December 09, 2007

The swell came and went.....Check out some of my photos that ran on click here to see the story.

here are a few other pics...I will post more just waiting to see if the mags want to run any...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Waves on the way...

surfing photos
Looks like we might have a first solid north/west swell this week. All the forecasts looks good, we will see if they are right. If they are we should see some huge surf!!! The weather looks like it might cooperate as well. Check here in the next few days as I plan to be out shooting. The shot from above is a project I am working on, thats me surfing. I will post more from it soon. That's all for now. For all you surfers that read this---PLEASE BE CAREFUL know your limits!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

surf stock photography
San Diego

I just returned from a quick trip to San Diego. My friend just opened a new boutique/art gallery. It is call Fowler's and it is in Solana Beach. He had a grand opening party for all his friends and family and the response was great! My photography is up there as well as my friend Jennifer Becker's photography and also artiest Dustin Ortiz. Chris plans to bring in more artiest and also most of the clothes and shoes he carries are one of a kind items all inspired by art. He has some really cool stuff, so if you are in the area stop in and say hi to Chris.

Other news: I just found out that I will be published in JPG Magazine issue 13. I wrote a ten tips on surf photography and they liked it. The issue should be out soon.

And lastly this week I will be shooting an event for Tommy Hilfiger here in California. It should be a fun event.

So that is all for now: The photos are from a shoot at Ponto this weekend. It was kind of muggy out but sometimes I like that moody look.

wave stock photography
surfer photossurf photos

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New photos on

Here is a small list of some of the surfers we have on

Kolohe Andinosurf stock photography
Pancho Sullivan
Keoni Cuccia
Timmy Curran
Sean Tully
Kelly Slater
Sean Hayes
Adam Virs
Chad Comptonsurf photos
Kai Ellison
Kellen Ellison
Cory Arrambide
Mike McCabe
Matt McCabe
Ben Dunn
Eric Geiselman

Some of the surfers we have but are not on the site yet:

Dane Reynolds<br />Dane Reynolds surf
Tom Curran
Bobby Martinez
Ryan Peterson
Taylor Knox
CJ Hobgood
Jordy Smith

and more to come soon...Thanks for checking us out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!!!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while....all I have tonight is a recent shot. This is Sean Hayes, it was a small day but I got a few. I like this one just because it shows how close the surfers get to us sometimes. This was shot with my Nikon D200 and the 10.5mm fish eye lens.

sean hayes surfer

Thursday, October 25, 2007

So this is kind of a test...Let me know if you like it.

This is Sean Hayes getting some tube time. I am going to edit all the sequences together to make a little video montage. This one doesn't have any sound. I know the pictures are small, I am working on that.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Big Monday...

Here are a few more photos from the other day. I am in the process of putting the sequences in a sideshow player, if I can figure out how to post it on here I will.

surf stock photographyGoing over the falls....

Dane Reynolds surferDane Reynolds in just one of his many barrels that day...

Bobby Martinez surf photographyBobby Martinez, just after his WCT win at Mundaka, stays covered up...

surf photosSean Tully walking down the beach....

Keoni Cuccia surferEven with his right knee injury, Keoni Cuccia was dropping into some of the heaviest waves all day...

surfing photosUnknown on a right...

Ryan Peterson surfing photosAnd this is Ryan Peterson dropping in...
See My photos on

Surfline just ran a story on the latest swell and fires they used a lot of my photos. There are some great photos, check it out.

Here is the link to the story:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Waves today....

Shoot or surf?????
Kelly Stater surf photographyKelly Slater was out!

Dane Reynolds surf photosDane Reynolds doing his thing...
Dane Reynolds surf photosThis is just one shot of a 17 shot sequence of Dane getting barreled...I have many sequences of all the boys getting barrels like this...
surf photographyThis is my friend Jason dropping into a bomb...
surfing stock photography
More to come....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


First I want to say thank you for everyone that has been checking out this Blog and

Well I am off to the Big Apple tomorrow. I am going for PDN's PhotoPlus Expo. This is a perfect time to go talk shop, with the relaunch of TidalStock. There are some wonderful speakers and events going on in lieu of the expo. It should be a great few days plus I get to hang out with my good friend and soon to be a unique photographer on, Jennifer Becker. Here is her Blog for all you Bloggers.

I will be going to the Brooks Institute annual get together that should be good times. And also PhotoShelter is having a little thing as well it looks pretty fun sign up here.

Sooooo if you are going to be in NYC hit me up.

see ya........

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Just a Reminder...'s radio Commercial starts airing tomorrow. Listen to 97.1 Free Fm online and if you hear our commercial tells us what you think. Click here to listen. Also check out our site and lets us know what you think. Thanks a million!!!!

Congragulations to Bobby Martinez for winning the ASP World Tour contest at Mundaka Spain, the Billabong Pro. This is his second year in a row winning this contest. If you don't know Bobby is, he is a local surfer from this area and just absolutely kills it at surfing. The next contest is in Brazil. Good luck Bobby. Watch all the action here.

And lastly the photos are of Tillman (You might recognize him from the apple i-phone commercial) he Skateboards and now he Skim boards. We are working on a little project with him, more to come later.

Have a great one......Little swell in the water----go surfing.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


Sorry it has been so long since my last post.....A lot has been happening and some cool things are in the works!!!

Here is the News.........

--Look for us or should I say hear for us next week online at 97.1 Free Fm. We are running a commercial which can be heard on their online stream. I believe it will be played in the 8am-5pm time slot all next week. Listen if you can and if you hear it let us know what you think. 97.1 has a huge online listening audience and we think this well be great for

--With the radio commercial we will Re-launch TidalStock with more ocean, water, life and extreme sports Stock Photography and add a few new features.

--We are also adding new contributing photographers, which we are very excited about their work.

--Look for's work on They will be a distributer of some of our rights managed photography. They come up number two if you search: Stock Photography on Google.
They were very pleased with our photography. This is huge to us since that they usually only deal with the "big fish" of the Stock Photography Companies.

--Speaking of Google, we are slowly making it up the list to page one in our specific search terms. This is great news for us.

--And lastly, In the next few weeks look for a new website. We are updating the photography and redesigning the site.

So I think that is all the news for now.... HAPPY SHOOTING!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Boost Mobile Pro Surf Contest

The last few days I was at the contest shooting. Congrats to Kelly Stater taking the win. Here are a few early morning photos. I have more photos from the event coming soon!!!!

Here is Pancho Sullivan, he gave Slater a run and came in second.

This is Taylor Knox, he was doing some huge turns.
And finally this is Rookie Ben Dunn who had a great result.

More coming soon.....

Friday, September 07, 2007

Finally some waves!!!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Some recent photos...more kite surfing pictures.......always windy in Ventura!!!

Stock Photography is great. I went to my friends going away pool party and off course brought my toy. I ended up getting some usable photos.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What's Your Style Man???

I was originally taking this post a different direction but I started here we go.

I have been doing a lot of pondering about my photography and photography in general. I was looking at my work and trying to see if I have developed a style yet. There are photographer's out there (famous or not) when you look at their work you know instantly ohh that so and so's work. A few easy examples are David LaChapelle or James Nachtwey. That style has made them who they are today (yes and being great photographers). So having a style that sets you apart from the rest is a good thing. Usually photographers will get hired because of their certain style.

In thinking about my own photography I am not sure if I have developed that kind of style. I don't know if that is my main objective. TidalStock, my company is definitely branded as fresh and unique ocean, water, life photography so I tend to shoot that kind of stuff but as far as a certain style goes, I not sure. I am still pretty young in my photography career and I love trying new things. Maybe I am still in the searching phase.

So that brings me to why I have been posting some different photos. Every time I edit my photos I always tend to pick out the odd ones. Photography is challenging because everything has been shot a million different times but I guess the trick is to make it new and out of the ordinary from what people normally see right???

Here are a few questions and tips to help you along on your journey.

Think about if you have a certain style in photography?
If someone saw one of your photos could say it was yours?
Think about your goals and objectives.
Try new types of photography, you will always learn something along the way.
Look at lots of different photography. You will learn a lot by doing this.
Are you still having fun???
Go out and shoot!!!

That's all for today just a little thought.....A few more photos from yesterday.