I recently stumbled upon a very interesting post on Instagram from photographer Michael Shultz, who has a knack for capturing the beauty of the ocean.
His photos are always a treat to look at and I wanted to share them with you today.
Michael has taken thousands of photos, and they’re usually worth a thousand words.
This post is his most popular post.
If you want to know how to find the perfect photo for a profile on Instagram, then read on.
I’ve taken a lot of photos over the years.
I was a child, my parents used to take me on the water.
I would be in my room playing on the beach, in the sun, just watching the waves roll by.
I love the feeling of being there.
The first photo I ever took was from a birthday party.
My dad had bought me a birthday cake, I was just about to put it in the oven when he said, “Come on, let’s go get some photos.”
I said, okay, sure, and I was so nervous I thought maybe he would freak out and break the cake.
I don’t think he did.
That day, I spent hours shooting with my dad and friends.
I thought that would be fun, so I got on the boat and headed back to the house to get some pictures.
I loved my dad.
I just loved the beach.
My mom was very much against the beach; it wasn’t her thing.
And my dad’s not too happy about it either.
He was so scared.
He wanted me to go and be like, “Get out of the water.”
But I just thought that’s what I should do.
We spent most of our summers on the sand, so the beach was always there.
It was just like, no, I’m not going to let my kids go to the beach at 4 in the morning.
But my dad loved the ocean, and he always wanted to see it.
He told me, “You can go out there.
I’ll be there with my camera.
It’ll be a blast.”
We took this photo at the end of our summer.
I wanted this to be my wedding photo.
It has everything: the ocean in the background, my mom and dad standing on the shore, my father holding my camera, and my dad in the foreground, with the sand.
It was beautiful.
When I got back to Florida in the fall of 2011, I didn’t know how I was going to continue to capture the beautiful life on the ocean so much.
I got a lot more training.
In September of 2012, I took this picture of my dad as he was waiting in line at a water park.
He’s waiting to get a swim suit, and the sun is just shining.
It was just beautiful.
I said to myself, if I could just do this everyday, this would be my life, and that would always be the picture I would take.
In December, I got to know the ocean better.
My dad and I had this amazing vacation.
We had a very long, deep dive with the ocean and just really immersed ourselves in it.
I went to the Caribbean, and this is where the pictures started to come out.
I remember looking out at the ocean one day and just thinking, Oh, I love it.
The pictures I took were my most beautiful, most beautiful moments, and so many of them have gone on to become some of my favorite photos.
One of my favorites is when I went diving with my Dad for a photo opportunity, and we were just diving with our cameras.
The sun was just shining, and a lot less of us were diving.
This is the one where my dad was holding my lens and I just stood there looking at the sea.
We were just sitting there, and suddenly, I remember thinking, I wish I could have a little bit of freedom here.
I wish this wasn’t just my dad holding my lenses, but this was my dad with me.
When we were diving, I always wanted my dad to be the one to take the picture, but it just didn’t happen.
Then, the summer of 2013, I went on a diving trip with my parents.
It’s always fun for me to take pictures and go underwater.
I’d never really been a diving person, but when I got here in Florida, I felt like I was at a completely different level.
I had never gone underwater before, but I knew I could do it.
So, I thought I’d do a little practice.
I came out here and got in the water with my mom, my dad, and some friends.
After I was in the pool, I turned my camera on and just stood on the surface and took a picture of everything.
It looked like it was floating, but my dad just kept