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Life on the Road - Winter 2021




And Comedians of the

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am


Life on the Road

Photographer Marc Howard is Turning Pandemic
Restrictions into Exceptional Adventures


n February, as the COVID-19 crisis make a living doing this.That was a shift,” he says. “There's such vast wilderness out there. I love
restricted in-person activities and kept After graduating from Furman, Howard finding places along the way,” he says.
Iclassrooms remote, Marc Howard spent moved back west and married his high school “Sometimes, it’s not the expected destination
time exploring Yosemite National Park. The sweetheart. He also absorbed photography les- but something on the journey that becomes the
Monterey photographer and his family were sons as a freelance assistant.Through photogra- magical photograph.”
there for the annual Firefall event, when, in the pher Ed Young, Howard took part in studio In addition to exploring Yosemite, the
right conditions, a cascading waterfall shimmers shoots, captured images of farmers working in Howard family recently completed a 4,500-mile
like molten lava. local fields, and focused on agricultural scenes loop through national parkland in Zion, the
“If there's enough snowpack, and the water’s and California landscapes. While working with Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier and Mount
melting, and it's not overcast, and it's just the Tom O’Neal, he turned the lens on people, Rainer, plus Washington’s Olympic Peninsula and
right time, Horsetail Fall lights up on El Capitan weddings, fashion and events. Oregon’s Crater Lake. They’re planning future
and makes the water glow red. It's pretty spec- “I learned so much from them. It was good to trips to Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
tacular, and we’ve seen it twice,” Howard says. see how different people work through different With each new route, the Howards get more
His Firefall photos are among countless dra- situations. I experienced a variety of photography comfortable balancing video classes, work dead-
matic nature images that Howard has captured styles and techniques and subjects,and it really was lines and outdoor adventures.
in recent months. When the pandemic halted the best on-the-job-training,” Howard says. “When it’s time to work, we all sit at the
parts of his commercial and event photography Now well-established with his own photogra- dinette with laptops. We try not to drive too
work, his household hooked up a travel trailer phy business, Howard does a mix of commer- much during productive times,” Howard says.
and explored the western United States. cial, event and fine art work. He captures impor- “Our daughter is learning time management,
Howard’s wife, Vanessa, had already been tant moments for corporate groups that meet which is one of the more important lessons you
homeschooling their 14-year-old daughter. As in the area, takes photographs at annual golf learn in school.”
other teachers moved classes online, it intro- tournaments, and regularly works with clients The trio travels part time for now, pausing in
duced even more flexible learning options. like the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and the Monterey when work and life require them to
“If I don’t have a shoot in town, I can edit from Monterey Peninsula Country Club. be in town. Still, Marc Howard and his family
the road and go shoot more landscape and wildlife Some of Howard’s favorite photos come take inspiration from other families who have
photography.We used this as an opportunity to get together on greens and fairways. committed to full-time travel.
out and see things,” Howard says. “I’m especially happy to work at Pebble “The advice we’ve heard is, ‘Don't wait for
The flexibility to work from anywhere comes Beach. It's such an iconic place, and every time I everything to align perfectly. Start with what you
two decades after Howard launched his career. walk out there, I think it’s the best office in the have, and just go do it,’” he says. “People often
He grew up in Pebble Beach and attended world. Even if it's foggy and cold and windy out say they’d like to try this someday, and then they
Stevenson before studying business at Furman on the seventh hole, it's just a great place to wait so long that they never do. We feel
University in South Carolina.Though he enjoyed experience, with all that natural beauty and his- extremely fortunate to have the flexibility to do
photography, Howard didn’t consider it as a tory,” he says. this now.”
professional path until he spent his college sum- Howard is also passionate about nature To view Marc Howard’s photography portfolio,
mer breaks assisting Monterey Peninsula pho- photography. He appreciates the chance to and to order prints, visit
tographers. capture both iconic national parks and under- Howard’s work is also available through Gallery Sur
“At some point, it dawned on me that I could the-radar treasures. (
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“Celestial Gift”


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Grand Tetons

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“Gold Country”

“Mother's Love” “Powerful Presence”
Pine Mountain Lake, CA Yosemite

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“Window to Glory”

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“Verdant Flow”
Olympic National Park


rom commercial work to corporate events, Marc has been
Fproducing exceptional images on the Monterey Peninsula for
over 20 years.Throughout his career he has had the joy of photo-
graphing events such as the AT&T Pro-Am for the Monterey
Peninsula Foundation, Car Week, and traveling to several of the
finest venues around the country for exclusive corporate events.
Combining his photographic proficiency and eye for detail with his
love for the natural world, Marc has compiled a portfolio stocked
with stunning fine art images that he is thrilled to share.
For additional information please visit

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