How I Became a Professional Surf Photographer

In partnership with Format MagazineClick here to build your Format portfolio website today with a free 14-day trial, no credit card required. This is a syndicated blog post from Format Magazine. It’s contents are being used with exclusive permission. Original post done by Camila Neves.

Professional surf photographer Camila Neves shoots for SurflineWorld Surf Leagueand Surfer Magazine. She describes how heartbreak led to a career in the waves and how she almost died on the job.

I had a surfer boyfriend and started photographing surfing as a hobby. In 2012, we parted ways and I went through a very difficult time. I decided to get out of Brazil and a close friend suggested going to Mexico.

Without any plans, I boarded that flight to Mexico. My only mission was to leave my city in Brazil. I needed a change of scenery and to begin the process of healing myself.

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