I love all aspects of photography honestly. I love doing portraits, weddings, surfing, landscapes & empty wave photos. I feel like doing all of these helps me in each category. My passion though is shooting waves. It’s crazy how each wave is different. For example, this wave photographed here on this particular morning looks nothing like all the others I took the same morning. From the colors to the shape they’re all different. That’s why I love them so much. It never gets boring no matter how many waves you shoot. One thing people don’t realize is I’m taking these photos early morning before the sun comes up and at later in the evening when it goes down. There’s always the potential of running into a shark. It’s just part of the territory. Some mornings when I’m super sketched out I have to talk myself through it. You woke up to get the shot now go get it! That’s what I have to remind myself. But I wouldn’t change it for the world because passion overcomes fear any day.
Taylor, my neighbor gets to see me walking up & down the road with my big water housing very early in the morning & late in the evenings. He gets to witness all the hard work that goes into getting shots like this. Everyone thinks you just put the camera in the housing & go swim to get the photos. I wish it was that easy. Taylor purchased these two canvas prints from me last week. Thanks for the support Taylor!
I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to get creative in my backyard. There’s nothing like swimming in the ocean with your camera & trying to line the waves up with the sunset. The really cool part is getting home & taking your camera out of the housing & previewing your images. It’s like Christams morning all over again. Here is a photo I got yesterday evening. To preview more of my work visit http://www.grahamhuntphotography.com.
I love the soft light at sunrise. It really is becoming one of my favorite times to shoot. A few things that I like about this photo are the lip flare, how you can see the pier in the reflection of the wave & the soft tones. I’m so blessed to have the ocean as my backyard.