Surf Photography Portfolio: Bali Surf Photographer Tommy Schultz

Surf photography – the magic combination of wave, surfer, light, tide, and wind.

When everything lines up (and the photographer is in the right spot), a great surf photo can happen.

Maybe it’s the challenge of chasing the waves, light, and tide that makes surf photography such an inspiring art form. I’ve put this photo gallery together to include some of my favorite surf photos from Bali, Indonesia and beyond.

In more than ten years of shooting in the surf, I’ve been so lucky to work with many of the best surfers in the world – surf photos in this portfolio have appeared in National Geographic, Patagonia, The Surfer’s Journal, the cover of Surfing Life magazine, Tracks, Garuda Indonesia, Bali Belly, and many many more. A selection of these photos have also been exhibited in Paris at the fine art gallery of Jean Denis Walter.

Capturing the energy and magic of the world’s best surfers riding the world’s best waves has been one of the most challenging (and rewarding) aspects of my photography career thus far.

Big thanks to Philippe, John, and the amazing team at Liquid Eye Water Housing Systems for all their help over the years with the housing for my camera—most of the shots included here were taken with gear from their shop.

If you see any shots that catch your eye for a magazine article, print ad, or to hang on your wall, just send me an e-mail and I’ll get back to you right away. I’m also currently accepting new clients for location / destination photo shoots. I’m based most of the year in Bali, Indonesia, but am available to travel internationally if you’d like to talk about working together to create a collection of one-of-a-kind images to complement surfing, watersports, or tropical lifestyle magazine or brand.

Check out more samples of my Bali surf photography here.

Many of these photos are also available as prints from my online print shop – click here now for pricing / sizing options.

Surfers included here: Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Rizal Tandjung, Mega Semadhi, Belinda Baggs, Dave Rastovich, Christian Sea, Garut Widiarta, Made Raditya Rondi, Dede Gun, Agus ‘Dag’ Sumertayasa, Adi ‘Bol’ Putra, Lauren Hill, Lee Wilson, Usman Trioko, Nyoman ‘Blacky’ Satria, Bronson Meydi, Dean ‘Dingo’ Morisson, Preston Schultz, Raju Sena, Johnny Dee, Koby Abberton, Agus ‘Flecth’ Julyantara.

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Tommy Schultz

Photographer, Writer, & Film Maker

Hi, my name is Tommy - thanks for visiting my site today. I've spent the past ten years capturing stories from around the world with my camera. I'm inspired by the ocean, working with creative people, and sharing what I've learned along the way. If you enjoyed this article and love travel / photography you should sign up for my free newsletter. If you need creative for your upcoming project, click here to learn how I can help you. If you want to learn how to share your own story in pictures / video, you can join my online photography course. If you'd like to connect with me, please say hi on Google+, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. If you're curious how / why I made the switch to being a full-time photographer, just click here.

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February 9, 2014