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

  • I was in a shoot last week and my 1dx just wouldn't fire - no reason, it worked on Monday and by Thursday it had power but wouldn't fire. So I went for my back up and it was working fine in one ...
  • The same with 4 lenses, and the lenses work on my back camera.... Also the same with no lens on the body. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips from a ...
  • Created discussions 1dx shutter not firing
    On a shoot today, took my 1Dx out of my bag, attached the flash and the AF wouldn't work, well it did but slowly and the AF indicator in the viewfinder would say it was in focus when it clearly ...
  • Good plan...leave the modelling lights off, suddenly your photos blow theirs away :D =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips from a professional yachting ...
  • This might help ;0) http://bit.ly/1t4BZrb =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a vertical-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Blog/news/tips from a professional yachting photographer ...
  • Replied in Depends...
    It depends on what you want to do. Do you want to be a photographer or facilitator? So people don't want to buy prints, no surprise there. So why not get an assistant and get them to Email the ...
  • OK first off what will you be doing for power? Will you be staying in places long enough to charge, will you have AC power to charge anything? You'll need batteries 2-3 how power-hungry is your ...
  • Some people think that because you can buy these on the high street you can do what you want with them:
    Warning this will take you to the Daily Mail, you'll be looking at wrinkly celebs before you...

  • Replied in 360 Panorama
    Pano2vr is easy to beat: Check out Pano Tour Pro by Kolor Also Auto Pan, again by Kolor it simple and easy to use with lots of manual intervention if required. =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the ...
  • How about somthing like:
    The laws surrounding the use of drones varies from country to country. DPreview advise any prospective drone buyers to thoroughly check their local aviation authority...

  • It didn't look custom made, it didn't look cheap either. It looked a bit like this: http://www.divelife.co.uk/scuba-manufacturers/Blue-Orb/8084/Goby-Twin-Video-Light-System =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always ...
  • I'll leave my cameras in P mode and auto ISO, do I can grab a camera and shot ASAP. I'll shoot flash for cash stuff or grip and grins in P if it's moving from place to place and the lighting is ...
  • I saw someone while I was on holiday last week with a goPro. It was mounted to a frame and two small led divers torches for lighting on articulated arms either side made from anodised aluminium ...
  • Indeed. Even if you're not professional it's illegal to fly these (Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft capable of recording images) in the UK "within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure...

  • I see him on the water occasionally, but the last I heard he's looking to retire and selling off the Beken library to the highest bidder. A good pension! =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-Always give the client a ...
  • Replied in need advice
    No but I would blame the skipper if they they did anything to endanger my life. Just like a dancer would probably start proceeding against you if something you had done ended their career through ...
  • Replied in need advice
    So your temporary structure/floor has been there 50 years? That's foresight for ya ;) Do you think a dancer would sue the school if they injured themselves on a dance floor that was built that ...
  • Replied in need advice
    Sure about that are you? Willing to bet your house on it? Seriously, your house, your car, everything you love? How much is an aspiring dancer's career worth? Without insurance you might find out. ...
  • Yep, best job in the world for me. I travel round the world photographing boats. I get magazine covers, hang out of helicopters, go on boats I could never afford (even with a lottery win) and get ...
  • Yeah, DAM isn't really C1's forte, but media pro is so good at it C1 doesn't really have to be. But if C1 could take all the info MP is adding and run with it and vice versa it would be a winning ...
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