Summer sailing has started again with 2 races completed. I’ve taken photos using a mixture of cameras, everything from a from a GoPro, iPhone and a Canon DSLR. Results below with many more sailing photos to come for this years summer photo project.
I recently began posting non-iPhone photos to my Instagram feed
These have mainly been taken with a Canon DSLR, most of the photos would have been impossible to take using an iPhone, fast shutter speeds, compressed perspective with a long lens.
Screen grab from my last 16 images posted to Instagram. The top 10 were with a DSLR.
I’m still not certain it is the correct thing to do or whether it should be iPhone only. Its a great service to get your photos out there, sharing and commenting in the social way.
What does everyone think – iPhone only or any photo you have taken?
March 2010 was a busy month this year with a trip to New Zealand to photograph the Volvo Ocean Race in-port race and leg start. The concept of the Media person onboard has really grabbed my attention. Its becoming one of my goals to be a media person onboard a yacht/catamaran or trimaran in an offshore race. The Sydney to hobart race in 2011 I was bowman onboard Menace and did photos and videos and published to the web as we sailed. This gave me a taste of life as a media person. It wasn’t as extreme as the volvo boys have but its certainly got me in.
The week in Auckland was amazing getting to see the speed of these boats, I was on a media boat and our skipper mike did a fantastic job and managed to follow the boats a good way offshore. Overall I was happy with the photo opportunities and the results are below.
A big thanks to Heliservices Newcastle for a fantastic scenic flight over Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. We had beautiful weather, blue sky and very little wind made for a very smooth flight.
Sitting at home home watching a big storm roll thru
EDIT: this photo was just featured on NBN TV weather shots.