About

David Royal is a freelance photographer based on the Monterey Bay in California. A photojournalist with a base in art photography, he loves using his camera as a tool to meet people and discover new worlds around him.

A former staff photographer with the Monterey County Herald, David has over 20 years of experience shooting as a newspaper photojournalist. He has also worked for major news outlets such as the Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. He has won awards through the National Press Photographers Association, The American Society of News Editors and the San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication/ Photojournalism from San Jose State University.

Other clients include Ace Hardware, Anheuser-Busch, Comcast, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Hyundai General Motors and The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Please contact David for editorial and commercial photo assignments and to cover photojournalistic style weddings, other events and portraits.

Partial Client List:

Editorial: New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, ESPN The Magazine, Surfer Magazine, Transworld Surfing, Pacific Longboarding, Stars and Stripes, Army Times, San Jose Mercury News, Denver Post, and The Detroit Free Press.

Non-Editorial: Ace Hardware, Anheuser-Busch, California State Parks, Comcast, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, CSU Monterey Bay, Destination Surf, Dierberg Winery, Hahn Winery, Hyundai, General Motors, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey County Office of Education, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey Peninsula College, Safeway, San Francisco State University, Santa Cruz Homeless Garden Project, Shopper’s Corner and United Way.