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Art & Life with Tim Haugh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tim Haugh.

Tim, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I first started photography while living in Izmir, Turkey many, many years ago. As most of you reading this, I caught the bug. We photographed an exotic Turkey (back then) and spent hours in the darkroom. After moving to San Diego in 1975 and studying at San Diego State in the photography department, I made San Diego my home. I became a professional photographer photographing weddings. Weddings paid the bills and honed my skills like nothing else can. Joining the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) also was a huge influence on sustaining a professional career. Now I pursue portraits and work with high school seniors along with other creative projects.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I love working with interesting and creative people. Finding locations that will fit them and catch a look that will inspire me as well as my clients and anyone out there. It’s a constant process of creating ideas and art. A message or inspiration would be for people to enjoy my images and draw them into the subjects or location. As a working professional, it seems you always need to make your client happy. Creating work that satisfies me and my client is really the goal. I often print Fine Art prints on my Epson printer, which can bring back the fun of darkroom work.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
Yes, that, unfortunately, is a trend these days. Before the Internet age photographers had a great support system with professional organizations. Monthly meetings, workshops & conventions were huge. That really was how you learned photography, and you always had other photographers to bounce ideas off of, learn the trade, especially the business side of photography. There are still photography associations out there and great conventions every year at WPPI in Las Vegas and the yearly Professional Photographers of America which rotates around the country every year. You need more than YouTube podcasts. Get out there and check out all these (live) workshops and professional groups.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can see lots of my work on my website at and Instagram @timhaughphoto. I am working on a separate website that will show just creative work versus work for clients.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 5019 Newport Ave
    San Diego, CA 92107, Ocean Beach!
  • Website:
  • Phone: 619-223-2306
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @timhaughphoto
  • Facebook: timhaughphotography

Image Credit:
Tim Haugh Photography

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