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Leon

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I like to sail occasionally - well, I'm more of a passenger while my dad sails! I like to take a variety of cameras, a moskva 5, my horizon 202 and usually an slr and standard lens.

I'm trying to convince my Dad that it would be a good idea to sail to Iceland ... perhaps we will one day.

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Oh yes - I love sailing and photography but photography is a relaitvely new hobby, so I'm only just starting to combine the two. A series of pics I did of the local lightweight sharpies in action last summer can be found here: http://members.iinet.net.au/~roller/
I used HP5 fo rthat but when the sailing season starts again, I think I won't have any problems using slower film - either sensia or FP4 which should make for better pics I reckon.
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jdef said:
I just picked up the August issue of Sail magazine, and was happily surprised to read an editorial piece on the virtues of Large format B&W photography as compared to color, digital photography for "Ship Portraits". Any other sailor photographers?


Very interesting as all the sailing magazines in the "Freelance Photographers Market Handbook" seem to want colour with black and white only being archive pictures. Good to see they are finally coming to their senses and realising the virtues of Black & White.

A B&W under full sail does make for a stunning picture. Living only 10 miles from the sea and having many friends who sail, this could be very helpful so thank you for your posting.
 

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I sail and do LF, but haven't tried combining the two yet.

I wonder if the light weight of the 9x12cm Voigtländer Bergheil would be better, or the steady mass of the Linhof Technika 5x7"?
 

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In Annaplolis you better have a sailboat otherwise you are a "tourist"! In the past, I made photographs, but I guess I am jaded. Anyway I eschew taking precision equipment on a sailboat on which one never knows what will happen next with regard to angle of heel and rail-down conditions. Photographing from a power boat is much safer.
 

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I've edited this due to a horrendous geographical error that I'm not prepared to go into the details of. Needless to say, Dr Bob - how are the sailing conditions in Annapolis?
Has anyone done many sailing photos and what experiences have you had? I'm hoping to jump onto rescue boats on Saturdays this summer and take a few snaps.
 
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Yup. I'm a senior in high school, have been doing photography for over three years, LF for about a year and a half. Unfortunately I'm more of a powerboat person, by default (father's choice) but I've sailed a few times, and enjoy doing so at every opportunity. At the moment, I'm talking with a friend about restoring an older (neglected) sailboat in need of some TLC, cleaning, and a new OMC Saildrive powerhead.

Getting back to the topic at hand, I'm only up to the June issue of SAIL but will pick up the August. I shoot 8x10, as well as smaller formats (6x4.5 and 35mm) and in terms of boating have done mainly the usual seascapes, nautical scenes, etc. but few vessel portraits. I plan on working with my 28' 1979 Carver sometime soon, and when I see how that turns out, I'll look into doing work for friends and possibly some paid stuff.

I do have some shots I took on the Appledore out of Camden, Maine on my web site (www.jasonantman.com) which came out nicely. No prints yet, so they're in the scans gallery. These shots were all done with 6x4.5 (Bronica ETRS) and shot with Fuji chrome film.

Personally, when I think vessel portraiture, especially for boats/ships with saild and lots of brightwork, I think 8x10" chrome.
 
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