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.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

My Other Job-- I guess I can call it that!!!

When I can find time...I also teach private surf lessons in the summer. I really enjoy it, the kids are great and it gets me down to the beach for a little bit. The kids crack me up, and they are starting to get really good at surfing. Yesterday was so beautiful, I decide to break out the camera and take some photos. Here are a few from the day.

surf photography
water photography

ocean photography

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Beautiful Night

Sorry for not posting lately, I have been super busy. Here are a few photos from last night.

landscapes water
ocean water life

Friday, August 03, 2007


Here are a few more wave photos from the other day.

waves ocean
waves ocean
surf waves
ocean water life

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Just another day at the beach.

I was on my way to Malibu and this guy was just hanging out.

Can anyone tell me the common name and Scientific name for this seal??? When selling your images for stock it is always important to have the common name and the Scientific name of each animal. You have a better chance of selling your images!
Something I need to get better at myself!!!