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

  • OK, first off, what does your contract of employment say? Are you employed to produce these projects? Do you have to make them to the highest quality or are you just using your kit to make it ...
  • Indeed. It's also worth including 'photography' in it too, or having a number of different domain names that link to a central website =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ...
  • I use media pro to caption and keyword (all of which is picked up with Mac's finder) and make catalogues. For file structure I have a folder for each client, or if it's for an ad agency their name ...
  • Thanks for that, I'll probably hold off for a while. I like C1 but I tend to do all of my DAM with media pro. Thanks also for your kind words about my website. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the ...
  • The way it works (and you can download the demo) is you have two windows left and right. Drag what you want to copy from to one window, to where you want to copy to in the other. Then you have the ...
  • Just the ability to stop a large image transfer, remove the portable HDD, stick a USB stick in get something of it, plug the drive back in and restart where you left off is a great feature. =-=-=-= ...
  • Created discussion thread Brilliant back up software
    Anyone who manages multiple drives/backups or just wants to sync/update files and folders should have a look at Chronosync http://www.econtechnologies.com/chronosync/overview.html After running out ...
  • So is it worth €99 to upgrade? =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- http://grahamsnook.com/
  • This might help: http://www.stolencamerafinder.com Although it has failed to find any of my images with a camera I do own...but you never know Good luck =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a ...
  • Whatever shoot I do I always rename the files. One camera prefixes files with 1 the othr with 2. Then I'll keep the 4 digit file name, and add some sort of identifier into the file name, followed ...
  • I use my personal website which is based on a wordpress theme. But in this day and age you should also have to have a presence on as many SM sites as possible, they all show up on search engines, ...
  • I really don't know where to start on this.... Research! Someone is photographing houses, find out who they are and what their job entails. Ask your "clients". Do they have tog they use? Is it just ...
  • Do you really mean selling all rights usage? Rather than Exclusive rights, exclusive means you won't be able to sell the image to anyone else for the period of the licence. All rights means they ...
  • What do you charge your clients for your travel? What would you expect if you were in your assistant's shoes? I guess it depends on what type of employer you want to be. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give ...
  • Unless you're good, you get the money you're given. Unless you're good, they can find someone else to do the job. Unless you're good, they won't use you again. But is also depends on the market the ...
  • Knowing how much else someone charge won't tell you much and it doesn't affect the costs of running your business, may be they gave away more photos, maybe you low balled too far so you were the ...
  • First off half-day jobs, like dragons and unicorns, don't exist. Unless you can actually work the other half of a "half-day", it's not a half-day. It's a full day. So work out your costs based on ...
  • But you (or the OP) have no idea what the client actually wants, so before you start quoting prices wouldn't it be a good idea to know what you are quoting for,  how much work is expected of you ...
  • Oh lordy... Talk about doing things the wrong way around... Sort out the details before you give a price, let the client tell you what exactly what they want, and everything they want from you...FIRST.
  • Any examples? =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- http://grahamsnook.com/
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