We had the good fortune of connecting with Cameron Nelligan and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Cameron, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success is setting up goals. Without writing down my goals I’d never be in the spot I am in today.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In photography everyone have their own eye. And god separated me from the others. Back in high school my crew of friends and I want some clips of us surfing. So we thought it was a good idea to ask the girls in the photo class. Turns out they had no idea what to capture. So one day after school I borrowed my moms old camera and started shooting. My friends were stoked with what I got every session, it got me thinking can this be my passion for life. Even though I had basic equipment I was still getting what I needed. Over time I bought a better camera and then got water housing. When I’d hear about a new surf film coming out I’d always go and see it to talk to the filmmaker. Aaron lieber told me I have to fail as must as possible if I want to make it. I’ve never taken a photo class or video class and honestly I’m stoked how far I’ve gotten. I still have more to learn. But the more time I’m with my camera the better I’ll become.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If one of my buddies came to visit, we’d probably be surfing a ton. And Barbecuing a ton with some beers.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Bryce Low White, My parents, Will Allen, Briggs Peus

Instagram: @Cameron_nelligan

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