AT around age 12, Chris Dixon already knew what he wanted as he aimed his camera towards one of his favourite subjects, his beloved Cronulla, and the many moods of its waters.
Now 25, his photography is his passion with one of his favourite places being around Shark Island off Cronulla Point.
Another favourite is the Royal National Park.
"I like to get to the beach before the sun rises — there's a better light then.
"No two days are alike when you have a camera and the water."
Dixon is a project manager and digital producer in the IT industry.
Largely self-taught as a photographer he now attends at night a two-year course part-time at Ultimo's CATC, formerly called the Commercial Arts Training College which helps "growing my skills".
His portfolio include wedding photography.
"I really enjoy working with people," he said.
His speciality is supplying businesses and households with what he calls his "ocean wall art".
"Large wall art prints allow you and your guests to discover the beauty of the ocean from within your home.
"When water and light meet in just the right way and moment, there are no colours more vibrant, no oceanic textures more interesting than those delivered from the sea."
Dixon ships work overseas, producing large beach prints on materials such as canvas in acrylic panels.