Skip to main content

Tips for Taking Sailing Photos

Friends of ours are living the dream. Well, their dream anyway. After all, one person's cider vinegar is another's fine wine.

Having enjoyed many summers on the water in their beloved sailboat, with retirement came a decision to make even more of their hobby. Bidding farwell to the responsibilities of home ownership, they moved into an apartment where they spend the cool months. Warm seasons, however, will find them on the boat, sailing smooth waters or mooring at various ports.

It's not a lifestyle I'd want to embrace with the same enthusiasm I don't think. While not exactly a land lubber I do prefer lengthy spells on terra firma. An outing on the water for a few hours is usually enough for me. 

That said those times are magically curative. The wind in the air, the openness, the only sound the sluice of water as the boat cuts through the waves — it's an incredibly freeing experience, even for a brief sojourn in a life's journey.

While I've taken many photos from the deck of a boat and of a boat off in the distance, silhouetted against a gorgeous beach sunset, I've never tried to really capture the experience. As always, a search on the internet has turned up some useful tips to help me should I dare to give it a go. Here's a sampling for others who'd like to try with me:

Sailing Photography Tips

Take Sailing Photos Like a Pro

A Guide to Sailing Photography

Camera Settings for Sailing Photography

Tips, Tricks and Tools for the Best Sailing Photos

Improve Your Sailing Photography

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Downloadable Fonts - Clipart.com

If you are a designer, craft maker or simply enjoy creating special messages with creative typeface you will love what Clipart.com has to offer with their subscriptions.
Wonderfully decorative, modern, handwriting, script and vintage styles are available to download in quick and easy .zip files.

Most fonts come in TrueType (.ttf), OpenType (.otf), or PC bitmap fonts (.fon) formats. Windows users can use all three formats. Mac computers use Truetype and Opentype only. On Macs, double-click on the zipped file to un-compress it.

In Windows, right-click the zipped file and select Extract All in the contextual menu that appears.

Having the font file on your hard drive is only part of the installation process. Making the font available to your software programs requires a few extra steps. If you use a font manager, it may have an installation option you can use. Otherwise, follow these instructions:
How to Install Fonts on a Mac:When you click the Download button, your computer saves th…

Free Social Media Content Calendar - January 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use with all your social media platforms. 
January is creativity month, so lets start creating great social media content!


January is all about the start of the new year, winter sales and goals to be more organized and productive.  Check out these images we've put together in a basket for inspiration for your social media posts.
Follow these hashtags for images to use during the month of January:
#soupmonth #drinkingstrawday #nationalspaghettiday #milkday #epihany #martinlutherkingjr #appreciateadragon #hotchocolateday #dayofeducation #popcornday #birdday #pieday
To help get you started download this image for free: New Year's Blo…

Free Social Media Calendar - March 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

March is an exciting month with St. Patrick's Day, Friday the 13th and the first day of Spring. Check out this basket of images to help get you ready for March.



Use these #hashtag links to find images to use for special dates in March:

#StPatricksDay

#Fridaythe13th

#InternationalEarthDay

#EarthHour

#InternationalWomensDay

#Spring

To help you get started download this image from iCLIPART.com for free:
 (If you don't already have an account, please register)