Graham Snook

Graham Snook

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
Works as a Yachting Photographer
Has a website at http://grahamsnook.com
Joined on Jan 20, 2003
About me:

I've only been hit by a 12 tonne boat travelling at 30 knots once. Nearly fatal, but wasn't.

I shoot on:
Canon 1DX
Canon 5D MKIII
Canon XA 20

Equipment trashed so far:
1 550EX
1 Quantum Turbo
1 Canon 70-200 f2.8L
1 Canon 28-70 f2.8L
1 Canon 17-35 f2.8L
1 Pentax 6x7 mk II
1 Canon Eos 5
1 Canon Eos 1
1 Canon Eos 1n
1 Canon 1DS
1 Canon 1DSmkII

If you want to keep your equipment in working order, avoid yachting photography!

Studied photography, worked for Allsport/Getty Images, now I travel round the world photographing sailing yachts and motor boats of all shapes and sizes

Graham Snook's recent activity

  • So my daughter is at nursery and occasionally they have photographers round, take photos of the children, parents get a single proof and an order sheet. All standard so far.I got in last night...
  • Just in case you were still looking for others reasons to give your work away. I was nearly suggesting re reading the advice that had been given.Folk are funny sometimes, 5 people will say don't do...
  • Replied in Ps...
    Name and shame 'em.Sad that a magazine for photographers is using this method of filling their pages for free. You might have thought they appreciate the value of photography more.I know the...
  • Replied in Really?
    hotdog321 wrote: I've been a photojournalist for 30 years and have had thousands of pictures published in just about every magazine and newspaper on the planet. Do you really, honestly, (and I do...
  • I have had work published and paid in magazines a while back. Recently, a UK photography magazine said they would like to feature an image of mine over a two page spread. It is a regular section of...
  • I was thinking that you could suction mount the gopro to the windo looking in. So the problem if flare and burnt out high lights would be reduced. :)=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a...
  • Replied in GoPro
    I'd be tempted to get a Go Pro (or even just hire one), set it to take a pick evey 10 seconds. Attach it with a suction mount in the morning, come back and pick it up at the end of the day.You...
  • Kirk Tuck wrote: ....even though I've been in the business for a number of years and have also written a business book I learned a great deal from his. No real long discussion here, I just wanted...
  • You may get away with the no phones request during the ceremony, but only if the bride and groom get whoever is performing the ceremony to ask before hand. You'll still have great grannies with...
  • Download from card to computer, back up from computer to RAID drive... I now have 3 copies. Every night my computer is backed up onto a Time machine (4 copies) now I can reuse my card down to 3...
  • Tony, I've got a friend bringing his 15 year old boy to London in August. And idea what the "best" high speed Thames tours with a James Bond feel to it is? Back to the topic... we're up to our ears...
  • Natural light photographers just shoot in the available light they have, they don't bring any lighting of their own, whether a that's continuous or flash.So either they can't afford flashes, don't...
  • Gary 172 wrote: I know it's about having faith in your work and it's value. Indeed it is.... Also have a look...
  • I don't think it's controversial talking about the dreamers and no hopers, it's realistic. I think in the UK 1 in 10 who study photography actually make it as photographers. I think on the two...
  • Graham Snook wrote: Hi all, A political party (one of the main ones) would like to use one of my images on a manifesto doc. A print run of around 20,000 to be distributed in one London borough, in...
  • I only supply via WeTransfer Plus; it's fast, easy, reliable and professional. I can do 10gb in one hit, get 50gb storage, I have my pretty pictures behind it and a custom...
  • Hi all, A political party (one of the main ones) would like to use one of my images on a manifesto doc.  A print run of around 20,000 to be distributed in one London borough, in the form of a...
  • Replied in Dare I ask why?
    Is this just a way of backing up? Or are you supplying to the client on a daily basis?If it's a back up there are other ways...if you're doing this on a laptop, could you back up to USB stick and...
  • My file names come out of my camera something like _GS1(4 digit number) or _GS2Once downloaded these get backed up.Then I rename them keeping the camera prefix 1 or 2 and the 4 figure number.Then I...
  • PenguinPhotoCo wrote: Yep, so easy to pick up and move a business. It's darn near starting over. And moving the kids, the wife needs a new job, grandma moved here for assistance in her old age...so...
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