Van Life with Chad / by Brett Holman

I met Chad, a surfer and photographer on Sunset Cliffs yesterday. It's always great to stumble into someone who is living simply and enjoying each day. Originally from Ohio, Chad's been enjoying the Ocean Beach lifestyle ever since he came out to San Diego in 2011. Fresh out of the water from a morning surf, we talked about how the photography industry has changed over the years.

Social media and online marketing are crucial components to being successful now days. When I started in the business 10 years ago you couldn't share your work with the world nearly as easily. The renowned Jimmy Chin recently wrote a great piece about starting a photography business and what's necessary to start and stay in the game. I think he hits the nail on the head with how the business is shifting. " You can’t just rely on luck, good timing and talent to build a career or business." Check it out at http://blog.jimmychin.com/2014/04/how-to-start-your-photography-business-for-under-3000/

Chad pouring his morning coffee after a surf session on Sunset Cliffs - San Diego, California

Chad pouring his morning coffee after a surf session on Sunset Cliffs - San Diego, California

Doing some morning chores like cutting the liner out of a pair of boardshorts. 

Doing some morning chores like cutting the liner out of a pair of boardshorts. 

"Free" beachfront property and cheap rent. 

"Free" beachfront property and cheap rent. 

Enjoying the sun and the view from Sunset Cliffs.

Enjoying the sun and the view from Sunset Cliffs.