I have always had a camera in hand as long as I can remember. I began Central Coast Pictures in 2006 as a simple website to share my images of my home and the place I love more than anywhere in the World. It has evolved into thriving Photography and Fine Art business that I wouldn’t trade for anything! I love what I get to do each day!
My passion for photography is fueled by the landscapes and awe-inspiring natural features here on the Central Coast, and in the world outside wherever I go. The Central Coast has been my home my entire life, and not a day goes by I don’t look around in awe at the beauty of this area.
I am largely self-taught, apart from a few one-on-one lessons from photographer’s I admire, some online classes/tutorials, and a workshop here and there. While thriving on a thirst for knowledge and studying photography techniques and skills, there is still no substitute for practice, and getting out there and shooting, which I try to do daily. Learning from taking good and bad shots has been integral to my development as a photographer. Get getting out there and doing it is the best teacher.
‘Never stop learning’ is a phrase that resonates with me daily as my photography evolves and transforms. I love to share what I see with the outside world through my website and Social Media, allowing viewers to follow me on my adventures and sometimes see the things they cannot, maybe because they have moved away from this area, are tied down from commitments such as work/family, or maybe homebound due to illness or injury. I feel blessed to share my work with the world.
My work is publicly and permanently displayed in many local establishments, such as the Avila Beach San Luis Bay Inn, Sea Venture Resort & Restaurant, Fin's Seafood Restaurant, Cafe Andreini, Kennedy Club Fitness, Give Fitness, Coast Hills FCU, SESLOC, Santa Maria Airport, CHC, The Pismo Beach Hotel, Creekside Dental Care, Surgical Specialists, LabCorp, California Retina Consultants, Inn At Rose's Landing, Agrarian Hotel, to name a few! My work has also been published in magazines, books, and on various forms of digital media. I presently have one gallery in Pismo Beach; although, due to my drive to go shoot daily, I am only available at the galleries by appointment most days. If my work resonates with you and you’d like to see more, please don’t hesitate to contact me and set up a time to meet. I’m honored every time I get that call. Thank you for your interest in my work.
~ Amy Joseph
Central Coast Pictures
Social Media: @CentralCoastPix #CentralCoastPictures