Category Archives: Sport

Instagram – mobile photography or all photography sharing

The debate at the moment is should I use Instagram for sharing only photos taken with a mobile device, which for me is an iPhone. Or should it simply be a sharing app for sharing all things photography, in which case I will start sharing my sporting images that were taken using a DSLR.

Decision made – to share from any camera, Instagram will be my primary photo sharing facility. instead of photos sitting on my hard drive they will at least see daylight. The great thing about instagram is the image size that is shared, very small and cannot be used to print very big. In terms of copyright I believe this to be win/win. Sharing photos while still retaining original full size images. So over the next few weeks I will start to post from the sporting archive. If your interested, load up the instagram app and search for “gregm”  Or to visit using a webpage use Webstagram

Volvo Ocean Race – Auckland stopover

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.