Zak Gives Back

Zak Noyle continues to spread his love of photography and the ocean by giving back to his ocean community.  He currently hosts a community outreach aquatography workshop to teach aspiring photographers about the art of underwater photography, and makes donations to organizations that are in-line with creating a cleaner and safer ocean community.

We are pleased to consider a charitable contribution to non-profits and charities. Please note the following information on our donation program:

  • Donations are made to non-profit organizations for fund raising purposes, such as competitions, recognition events, holiday parties, door prizes, auction, give-a-ways, raffles, etc.

  • Sponsorships or donations for individuals or teams, for example walk-athons, contests, pageants, sports, scholarships or ambassador programs will not be considered.

  • We do not donate to organizations raising funds on behalf of another benefiting group.

  • Traditional donation requests will be offered a photo print of a Zak Noyle photo.  We do not give monetary donations.   Also note donated prints cannot be upgraded from their original size.

  • We only make donations to federally licensed 501 non-profit, charitable agencies.

  • Requests must be received at least 60 days prior to the event date to be considered.

  •  One request per non-profit organization will be accepted within a calendar year.

  •  Donations will be mailed directly to the not-for-profit or charitable organization. Please do not submit additional delivery or residential addresses.

In your request we ask that you download and complete the PDF request and Contact forms (Zakdonations.pdf) and submit via email to

Zak Noyle and his art publisher, Black Sand Publishing ask that the non-profit organization or charity acknowledges the donation (1) in the form of a written letter or email, and (2) provide a PR photo of product with top level manager and/or recipient.  In addition, we appreciate and are willing to participate in cross promotion efforts such as:

Zak Noyle photo of a surfer inside of a wave filled with trash, called Wave of Change

  • Using social media outlets to tag comments and photos of donation process (@zaknoyle & @blacksandpublishing)

  • Highlight donated product in promotional flyers, emails, event posters, etc.

  • Hyperlink unique text to the website, e.g., "Big wave photographer Zak Noyle".

If you have any questions please contact Black Sand Publishing at 808-536-8660.
(Download Donation Form)





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