How did you start with sailing photography?
I was working in Florence as an editorial (fine art) photographer, when I met Franco Pace…. I’ve raced since I was small, so I thought I’d get my cake and eat it too.
Which picture are you most satisfied with?
If you mean exceptional images, I may get a few dozen each season.
Best regatta to shoot?
It’s the conditions that make it “the best”
Worst regatta to shoot?
What gear do you usually use/favor (camera/lenses)?
Nikon, now using the D2x; lenses from 17 to 500. Bought a goretex bag, tailor made, excellent investment. Post production on Mac.
Any advise for those who want to become a better sailing photograph?
You’ve got to love being on the water, then you’ll survive a strong SW in the Channel on a little rib. Then technique: stability, high shutter speeds, treating the driver well. I drove myself for years and love it, but it does have its limits. My years in large format photography have stood me well: you become very conscious about light; and not many others have that technical background, it will get you out of a lot of critical situations.
How do you see sailing photography develop in the future?
I was struck by what Gilles said, ever increasing resolution in video displacing most of the stills…