Like most people my interest in photography started with my hobbies. For 20 years watersports has been my passion, especially windsurfing and sailing and I have done a lot of magazine work especially with the windsurfing press (Boards and Windsurf Magazine) over the years. Also Brochure work for RS sailing (RS Vision) and lots for Rockley Watersports in France and the UK. See examples here
Shooting with a big Canon L series telephoto lenses (the white ones!) usually guarantees that the local hotshots play for the camera, here’ s a few examples.
Sailing shots are fun too, but taking pictures from yachts that you’re also supposed to be racing is a bit of a challenge!
My advice for this type of photography;
- number 1 priority – keep the front of the lens clean. A pocket full of tissues is the most important accessory!
- Overexpose yachts as the sails will come out grey otherwise
- Save up for the most expensive lenses you can buy, because they’re sharper stronger and keep the salt water out better (rather important)
- Don’t expect to sell any, the market is completely over-saturated
That’s it for now
Landscape thoughts coming soon!