The many uses of iconic photos
Photos by: Debbie Stock

If you believe that your pictures of California beaches are exceptional, there’s potential to expand the circle of those who may see your images. In the picture above, I took the three sunset pictures of a surfer walking in front of Huntington Beach Pier at Sunset, a downtown Huntington Beach water fountain, and a sunset picture with a fanning palm at Huntington Beach Pier. The photos were reviewed among many of my pictures and selected for use on a Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa check in folder in which guests’ room keys are placed. Artwork of a woodie on the beach was one section of the folder, and my pictures were set in a soothing blue color similar to ocean water, providing a background for them and verbiage about the destination. This is an interesting application or use of photographs, though not unfamiliar to me as a professional photographer. My photos of other destinations — Big Bear Lake, Pismo Beach, San Diego, etc. — have been used in hotel and resort brochures. The pictures usually capture some scenic element of the destination, evoking a great mood.