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

  • Replied in Tilt/Shift
    You have slightly diverging verticals...so it's alignment issues. were you using spirit levels or down the 7d have built in levels like the 1dx and 5dmkiii...Also have you got your view finder ...
  • I've found it's not fantastic at 24mm and suffers from chromatic aberration at 24mm. 26/28 is much better :0) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips from a ...
  • My shoots vary, sometimes I'll take 1,000 images and only 10 will end up being used. Sounds like a bad hit rate doesn't it?? However if you look at it this way you'll see why....If I shoot about ...
  • Replied in Boxing Tips
    If you're ringside don't sit next to the corner, the boxer doesn't always hit the bucket! Also don't wear white...unless it already has red polka dots on it. It's wholly possible you'll might get ...
  • It's all relative. I was driving fence posts in my garden the other day..I did 5 and I was knackered - I'm sure professional gardener a would have had a laugh at my expense :) I have an L5-S1 disk ...
  • 70-200 f2.8 bloody heavy? On what camera? Try doing a couple of 12 hour days walking round with a 300 f2.8 on a 5dmkiii on one shoulder, a 1dx with a 70-200 f2.8 on the other shoulder along with a ...
  • Going back 15 years now Getty used to send a three man team to all F1 GPs two snappers and a wire tech. It used to be Mark Thompson and Michael Cooper with other photographers filling in as and ...
  • As was pointed out in another thread of the same nature, if they bought rights to use the images from the stock agency to use on a website and they have not attributed the photographs to ...
  • Ooh...That's an interesting thought....think about the ramifications of that one. If they had bought the images to illustrate the marrage process, without saying these images are his...is it ...
  • Replied in What is art?
    So if Leonardo painted the side of my house in whitewash that would be "art" too, cos "it was painted by Leonardo" ;) Just because someone is an artist it doesn't automatically make everything they ...
  • Replied in What is art?
    The quote that come to mind is something along the lines of: when an artist produces work to sell, they cease to be an artist and become a business man I think it was Salvador Dali, but I might be ...
  • Surely you'd speak to the client and find out their priorities... In this case speed. May be the other guy wasn't asking the right questions :0) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a ...
  • Why are you posting this on a forum for professional photographers? What this guy is doing is wrong, but (I'd like to think) you're preaching to the converted here. Wouldn't your time be better ...
  • Replied in I think...
    I think it's that we know computers go out of date a lot faster than cameras. With computers you never know when the next big thing will happen, they are constantly improving or evolving. Also ...
  • Ok so you have a monitor, why not use that with the MBP? Working long hours on a laptop is a pain in the neck unless you have a monitor and/or a separate mouse/tablet and keyboard. Yes you can lift ...
  • Was are the most visible vertical lines on your image? The columns. Make them vertical and the horizon straight assuming the columns were vertical and the horizon was parallel with the sensor ...
  • Created discussions Shooting the World Cup
    Might be of interest.... http://m.fifa.com/worldcup/videos/y=2014/m=7/video=photographers-at-the-fifa-world-cup-2402120.html =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/ne ...
  • Ok the big problem you face is distance. You could have the best camera in the world but it's going to be no good for you without a lens. Cricket is generally shot at two lens distances 600mm ...
  • Replied in Mac or PC
    If you're on a Mac you can do this with iMovie. Just drag the photos into the time line, adjust their time and play with transitions. -- =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
  • If for example only 10 images are required (for example) and they are supplying 200 or 250 proofs to choose from  I was wondering whether the number the client selects was agreed before the shoot? ...
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