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

  • Bob: Hi boss, remember Mike, well he took those photos and somehow got some of Beyoncé doing the wild thang with Dave the CEO. He's just sold the photos to the New York Times, so now the sale of ...
  • Replied in Insurance....
    You also need to clarify things like insurance and public liability. If you are working as an employee of the company you should be covered, if you get it in writing that you're an "independent ...
  • Is that actually what the customer wants though? Genuine question, not rhetorical =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips from a professional yachting ...
  • Oh, the poll's purpose is to tell me what's "right"? Hmmmmmm.... Because everyone (well at least the 9 people who voted yes) who uses this forum is always right eh? ;) And everyone of them is a ...
  • So you were just being selective about what you consider to be a professional photographer? ;) And what you really meant was a professional image maker. Because as I've pointed out before ...
  • Yeah Henri Cartier-Bresson wasn't a real photographer. I mean, he didn't even print his own work. What a fake! Why waste time taking photographs when you could be sat in front of a computer or sat ...
  • Check your contract of employment. There may well be a clause in there claiming ownership of any copyright or intellectual property of anything you produce for the company during your employment ...
  • When you see a post, under it is "+ more options". Click that and you'll see "ignore user" Yup! You've guessed it :0) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips ...
  • "Photography" is capturing light, it's not moving pixels on a computer afterwards. Just because you believe retouching is part of the job it doesn't mean it is. For some of us creating the image is ...
  • If they chose you because of your style, and your style is without lights then so be it. Why you're asking us and not your client I don't know, but hey it's a funny old world :) If they want formal ...
  • I don't know whether this will work I'm canon, but it might be worth a shot. Can you select the aperture then slightly disconnect the lens, not so it falls off, but undo it a little bit. The ...
  • Much cheaper to hire a tilt-shift lens, then see it you use it. I use my 17mm much more than my 16-35. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips from a ...
  • Basically any social media can't hurt, unless you're rude and lose your rag.... I posted a few comments on a group a few days ago and I met the head of a PR company who had read my comments. That's ...
  • In around the last 5 years 35mm sensors have doubled in mpx, go on another few years and how long before a 35mm camera has a 50mpx camera? The 50mpx CFV-50 hassy back is around £11k, the Pentax ...
  • The Pentax 645z seems good value, however the back is the camera, so as technology move on you have to get a new camera, rather than the back. I guess you have to look at it as a long term ...
  • Never give a price without thinking about it. Always say, "let me work some figure out and get back to you". work out everything your costs, your time, usage fees etc etc. Then send them your quote ...
  • In your situation Facebook seems the obvious way forward and Google+ LinkedIn I see as B2B, Facebook is consumer. G+ is a way to get up the google rankings. :) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the ...
  • Insurance is expensive until you need it. It's pure madness not to insure your camera kit, office kit and have public liability (and public indemnity) insurance if you're in business. One lapse in ...
  • I don't want to spell it out but... Ever thought that the photographer who has seen the image might know a little more about their situation than the accountant who hasn't? Ever thought that the ...
  • So you know it's just "cloning out braces" do you? And not that the subject has a mouth like a dropped keyboard? I also doubt the OP is just sitting at their computer waiting for replies. Post the ...
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