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Surfboard Shaper Manuel Caro | Drift Surfing

Portrait of Manuel Caro for Drift Surfing
Manual Caro editorial feature in Drift Surfing Design by Ed Fladung

Surboard Shaper Manuel Caro

The North American addition of Drift Surfing ran an editorial piece I shot on surfboard shaper Manuel Caro. Manuel’s work space is located at Moonlight Glassing which is just outside Encinitas, CA.  Andrew Smith did the interview for Drift and the very well rounded Ed Fladung busted out his art direction skills and classy shots of Manuel’s shaping bay. Below are some of my portrait shots and outakes from the shoot.


The first image is a before and after showing my post production work. You can see the difference between a processed RAW file using Adobe Lightroom and compare it to the final retouched version using Adobe PhotoShop. These portraits are also part of a much larger portrait series I am working on. I just need an extra 16 hours to finish the PhotoShop work. Ugh.

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Jay Watson
San Francisco Bay Area based lifestyle and people photographer Jay Watson shoots editorial, apparel, automotive, corporate, and sports subjects for commercial clients. Published in over 70 magazines.

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