Nyfiken på… Max Ranchi, seglingsfotograf

Max Ranchi är en annan italienare som plåtat sedan 1994. Skjuter de flesta racen i Medelhavet och globalt (just nu mycket AC och TP52). Också fotograf åt Luca Brenta Yacht Design.

How did you start with sailing photography?
One evening 13 years ago, I went out with my sister and her new boyfriend, a well known sailor and he asked me if i would like to see and take some pictures of yacht racing… I said yes, even if before that day I never saw a sail boat!

Which picture are you most satisfied with?
Low lighting, wind, big waves, difficult conditions, but very rewarding…

Best regatta to shoot?
Copa del Rey, Maxi Worlds, Volvo Ocean Race, St Moritz Match Race.

Worst regatta to shoot?
America’s cup

Who inspires you?
I have an admiration from Franco Pace, but not a real inspiration.

What gear do you usually use/favor (camera/lenses)?
Canon, I change for the latest model when available. My most used lensens are the 70/300 f2.8 and the 500 f4.

Any advise for those who want to become a better sailing photographer?
Be on the water as soon as possible! And horizont straight not crooked as you often see!

How do you see sailing photography develop in the future?
We had a quite big development in the last couple of years, going from slides film to digital… Not sure what technology will bring next, beside more quality and bigger files…