Internationally acclaimed photographer Aaron Chang traveled the world
shooting for Surfing magazine for 25 years. Presently, he has two stellar
Aaron Chang Ocean Art Galleries (789 W. Harbor Drive and 415 S. Cedros Ave.)
and a book entitled San Diego, which explores local culture and beauty from the
beaches of Torrey Pines to the pulsing modern life of the city. We asked him to
describe some of his favorite locations to photograph San Diego.
CARDIFF STATE BEACH
This is my favorite place in North County.
In the wintertime on a big north swell,
you can see spectacular surfing. In the
summer, it’s classic California beach lifestyle. On any given day at low tide, there
are stunning sunsets and beautiful tide
pools to shoot. That’s where I captured
my latest piece, Whisper.
One of my favorite places to shoot downtown is in Point Loma, looking back at
the city. On the drive to Cabrillo National
Monument, if you pull off and go up any of
the side streets in the afternoon, you get an
incredible panoramic view of the heart of
San Diego. It’s the most classic view of the
city. The best time to shoot is in the very late
afternoon, right before sunset. On a clear
Santa Ana day, you get the best atmospheric
conditions, producing air so clear you can
see the mountains right behind the city.
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