Welcome to the blog!

January 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment


Thank you for taking the time to check out my website. My name is Dustin Thompson, I was born and raised in Riverside, California. And I am absolutely passionate about all aspects of photography. It all started when my parents got me my first Canon Powershot for my 16th birthday present. I took it on virtually every trip and occasion. I pushed that camera to its absolute limits... but there was only so much the little camera could do.

Fast forward to 2011. My world was transformed when I got my first DSLT, the a55! The rulebook had been shattered and only limit now was my imagination. Within one week of receiving the a55, I headed to the famous Antelope Canyon. It was then at the bottom of those huge walls that I realized that behind the camera is where I belong.



In 2011 I got my first gig shooting and writing for the K.R.O.P.S Blog at the awesome Adams Motorsports Park at their weekly Thursday Drift Nights.


I made some awesome connections and Dustin Thompson Photography was born!

Since then, it has been an amazing journey of constant learning and honing my skills to be the best photographer that I can possibly be. I do what it takes to excel in every aspect of photography wether I am shooting landscapes, sports, portraits, weddings or any other type of occasion. With the addition of my a99 and a7ll I feel that I will once again be able to dive deeper into the possibilities of what I can capture.


In June of 2017 I married the love of my life. Her name is Vy.


To say that she is supportive of my photography career would be an understatement! If that wasn't good enough, She is also one of the only people that can keep up with my adventurous side! Together we have explored from the deep winding slot canyons of Antelope Canyon all the way to the cliffs of Angels Landing, And so much in between!


Here are some more quick facts about me:


  • I have a major sense of humor that I love to incorporate into my work
  • I love traveling and seeing new places
  • I have 2 amazing little fur babies named Foxy and Kopi.


  • I love Groupon adventures! So far we have done trapeze lessons, hang gliding lessons, mini submarine rides, pottery classes, falconry classes, indoor skydiving and driven real race cars!



My cameras have given me some amazing opportunities! Here are some of the highlights!



Featured drifting coverage on Everthingdrift.com, Krops.com, Amdrift.com and Youdrift.com


Published in 5.0 mustang magazine


Event photographer at Emce


Event photographer at The Dirt Series


Event photographer at Formula Drift


Popphoto.com photo of the day 2 times


Featured on Petapixel


Featured on Boredpanda.com


Teacher on the Youtube channel Theshutterschool


Featured in Xplorzine April- 2015


Featured in Digitalfoto magazine - November 2015


Featured in International Model and Photographer Magazine – July 2013


Filmed reviews for Imageonetv


Exclusive photographer for the Capistrano Connections academy since 2012


Photographed events for the city of Lake Elsinore as well as the City of Murietta




In future blog posts I hope to give helpful hits and tips for anyone planning a big event or wedding! In the mean time you can follow me on instagram if you want to see daily uploads of some of my favorite shots!

The Dustin Thompson Photography Instagram page

Have a great day!!



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