Larry Moore
Chris Burkard

Chris Burkard (Winner)

Chris Burkard is a self-taught photographer and artist, based in Central Coast California, whose work is layered by surf, outdoor, lifestyle and travel subjects. Burkard’s images are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, by adventure seeking and the lifestyle that ensues, by movement and intuitive light-working capabilities. With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographic impressions, utilizing the tool of surfing to approach the ocean’s intricate personality and then extending out to include the human personalities that draw meaning from this same source.

Searching for wild, remote destinations and offbeat landscapes, Burkard portrays the humble placement of the human in contrast to nature. At the age of 28, Burkard has established himself as a known name in the surf and outdoor industries, accomplished a deep body of work, held staff and senior photographer positions and has been recognized continually for his distinct creative compositions.

Visit Chris' website at, www.burkardphoto.com


Damea Dorsey

Damea Dorsey

My name is Damea Dorsey, I’m a Southern California native and a student of life. I’ve lived most of my life in San Diego with a few years in Ventura and one in Europe. Because of my profession I am traveling several months out of the year to different countries around the globe. This has given me a unique perspective on life, people of different cultures, and the beauty of the world around us. I consider myself very lucky and live each day as complete as I can. When I’m home I’m usually regrouping, trying to get my personal life in order while preparing to leave on another trip. I find it difficult to really unpack my bags.

Visit Damea's website at, dameadorseyphotography.com


Sam Olson

Sam Olson

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Visit Sam's website at, www.sammyolson.com


Steven Sandoval

Steven Sandoval

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Latest Happenings

  • A Night to Remember – FTL 2014 Ceremony

    The Follow the Light 2014 Awards Ceremony was a memorable occasion without a doubt. Don’t worry if you missed out, you can see the goodies here. View the photo slideshow

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  • Trevor Moran’s Year Abroad

    Trevor Moran speaks on his travels and accomplishments since winning the Grant in 2013, watch the video here.

  • Ryan Craig Wins 2014 Follow The Light!

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