The Challenges of Yacht Photography
It's very hard to take photos of other people's boats when you are sailing your own. These photos were taken from a dedicated photographer boat during the Classic Yacht Association of Australia regatta in November 2017.
Photographing yachts is not that simple. You have to know the course being sailed so you can be in a position to catch some action when the yachts are coming up to the turning marks. Having a good boat driver is essential as you do not want to interfere with the race, but do want to get close up to the yachts.
The photo platform is quite low so there is always some spray present even in quiet conditions, consequently you are always wiping spray from the camera and lens.
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