Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Natural Balance Pet Foods

Tillman, skateboarding
I did a job for Natural Balance Pets Foods the other day. They are entering a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Both Tillman and Tyson the skateboarding bulldogs will be skateboarding on the float, how awesome is that! The float is so cool and I can't wait to see it when it's all done.

Also my photos of Tillman are going to be published in some pretty big magazines coming up. Keep a look out for them...

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Some new stock photos...

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Wave Photography

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Yesterday was another beautiful day. There were some perfect little waves to shoot. So I swam out, in my trunks (no wetsuit in October!!!) and played in the surf for a while. I love photographing waves. Every wave is different and you just never know what you are going to get.

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I have a lot of people asking what equipment I use. These photos were taken with the Nikon D200 and the Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens. I use all SPL Waterhousings for my surf photography. Sean makes great housings! None of my housings have ever leaked.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Photos on Surfingthemag.com.

See my photos from the Life Rolls On--Night by the Ocean Event on Surfing's website.

Also TidalStock.com is adding some amazing new photographers. Check back soon to see who we have added to the team!

That is all the news for now...Looks like there is some surf out there! Have Fun.....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Santa Ana Season...

good for surfers....bad for everyone else. Click here to learn a little more about them. So we had some real bad Santa Ana's yesterday and already some fires. Here are some photos from the Sesnon Fire.

Then there are some photos that make you go hmmmm...

And now the ironic one...gasoline and fire don't mix...

...he was only filling up his chainsaw...

Thank you Firefighters for all your hard work!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Life Rolls On -- 5th Anniversary Night by the Ocean Event

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It was another great event last night. This year Life Rolls On held it's annual event Night by the Ocean event at the Kodak theater in Hollywood.

Brook Burns night by the oceanBrook Burns who donated $20,000 last year poses with Life Rolls On founder Jesse Billauer.

life rolls onKelly Slater newly NINE times world champ was in the house as well as Rob Machado.

kelly slater LRONicky Hilton showed her support with a little shopping for a good cause.

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Dominic Purcell from "Prison Break" watching the inspiring video on Nathan Gocke.

Night by the ocean

More information can be found on the Life Rolls On website at www.liferollson.org

Friday, October 10, 2008

Waves are so cool...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

More from Malibu...

This is Meredith Anne Butte, she is a great up and coming female longboarder. I got the pleasure to shoot with her yesterday in some fun surf at Malibu. FYI...she is looking for sponsors to help her become a professional longboarder. If you are a team manager or know any please send them my way. THANKS...

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Also see one of my photos and other great photos from these past swells on Surfline.com
click here

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A few from Malibu...

Monday, September 29, 2008

Surfer Girl...

Here are a few from a project I am working on.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

I only got to go the 2008 Boost Mobile Pro one day. I just had too much going on with the new site launching. I was watching it on the web and the waves were going off the whole event. I went down the last day and could only stay for the quarters. It was really overcast (the two days before they had perfect sun, figures when I go it is overcast) but the surfing was amazing. I swam out and shot in the morning didn't really get much. I did get one shot that is funny to me because I basically got the same shot last year. Here they are...

Kolohe Andino 2007

Kolohe Andino 2008

With 200+ guys out in the water it's kind funny this happened at least I think so...

Anyone think Mick Fanning (current world champion) has been a blur...with all the focus on Slater about to win his Ninth World Title. It all comes down to Mundaka (Starts Sept 29th). Keep up on all the contest info here.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


It has been a while but TidalStock.com has a brand new look and feel.

Smarter Searching
Light boxes
Comp Downloads
Full Res Downloads(coming soon)
Better Cart
New Photographers(coming soon)
And so many more new features!!!

We are really happy with the new site. It is still in BETA but we wanted to launch it. Please check it out and let us know what you think. Let us know if you find any bugs.

Photo buyers sign up for an account before Oct 15th and receive a custom print (up to 11X14) of any photo in our collection. Also look out for some very cool promotions starting in October (sign up for an account and you will be the first to know). We know you have choices for stock photography but if you are looking for fresh Ocean, Water, Life, Surf Stock Photography we hope you will stop by.

Thank you for all your support,
Ryan Cardone

Saturday, September 06, 2008

I lost my two readers...

Yes I am still here. Sorry for the lack of posting. Things are crazy around here I seem to be running around with my head cut off. Unfortunately this poor little blog has suffered. But I hope to be back to normal when things settle. Along with a whole new website remodel for TidalStock and Ryan Cardone Photography, I decided to move to a new house and office, cutting my self off from the internet world. Wow it is scary how much technology runs our lives. I feel like I need to go away for a while with no phones, blackberry's, laptops, digital cameras, just me my surfboard and my nikon f100. It might be good for me. Anyways back to reality....please bare with me as I will try post on here more.

So here is a little news, I will be in another art exhibition, if you are in the area come by and say hi.

Here is the info:

Fowler's in Solana Beach is hosting another great art exhibition! Art by Tocayo (www.myspace.com/tocayodesign) and photography by Ryan Cardone (www.ryancardonephotography.com). Music by DJ Danny G & Aly or Alphanumeric. Come down see some art, have some drinks, and maybe get you photo taken in the photo-booth provided by Ryan Cardone Photography. All this goes down Thursday, September 11th from 7-11pm. Fowler's is located at 731 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Meet Tank The Turtle (Actually she's a Tortoise)!!!

My brother and his wife's newest family member.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Wow it has been a crazy summer! All kinds of things going on. First things first my personal website www.ryancardonephotography.com has a brand new look. Thanks to my friend, web guru, Mike Artman at Namtra Media for designing the new portfolio site. His work is amazing, if you need a website he is the man.

This is probably lame but this blog is going to hit 10,000 visitors. I know that is small potatoes but I think it is cool. I should give a prize to the 10,000th visitor. Actually if you are, now this is an honest thing, shoot me an email and I will send you a Ventura Pier Poster. How do you know if you are the 10,000 person, there is a little stat counter at the very bottom of the page, if it says 10,000 you win(take a screen grab of it). If you are in the US great if you are an international visitor I might have to check the shipping cost before I stick one in the mail. Good luck...last time I checked it was at 09992.

tillman skateboard
Remember Tillman the Skateboarding, Skimboarding, Snowboarding bulldog that I shot a while ago. Well if you watch TV you might have seen him. Tillman and his owner Ron are on a reality show on CBS called Greatest American Dog. It is on Thursday nights at 8:00pm. I don't know if I am sold on the show but Tillman and Ron are hilarious. So far they haven't been kicked off. I have talked to Ron but because of contract he can not say anything. So like all of you I have to watch the show. Tillman was such a neat dog and we had a blast at our last photo shoot, here are some of my favorites from the shoot. Check out Tillman's site here. If you want to license any photos of Tillman we have them on our stock site TidalStock.com.

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That is all for now, like Tillman I am ride off into the sunset...or just maybe go to sleep...