Sports & Fitness photographer

Ric For the win.

TapiaPhoto is photography by Ric Tapia. Ric is commercial photographer with an emphasis in creating sports imagery. He has been recognized twice by the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio for Action Photography. Ric’s work has been viewed by millions of people across all platforms including: Los Angeles Rams billboard, Sports Illustrated covers, ESPN poster, Skechers in-store displays, Kia television commercial, and all over the internet for the NFL. Like the athletes he photographs: New England Patriots two time Super Bowl winner Julian Edelman, Los Angeles Rams first overall draft pick Jared Goff, Men’s Tennis world number one doubles players the Bryan Brothers, Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi; Ric is a professional of his craft.

Ric received his education at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Professional Photography. His logo is a penguin. Why? Penguins are resilient, loyal, adaptive, strong and work well together. Penguins migrate many miles battling freezing temperature, partner for life, and are master athletes.


Publications and Clients include: Nike, Direct TV, Under Armor, Kia, Skechers, K-Swiss, Gatorade, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Golf Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche, Upper Deck Images.


Interested in working with Ric?