Jump to content


Who is the best Regatta Photographer?


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
57 replies to this topic

#1 NOYC Reporter from a FARR

NOYC Reporter from a FARR

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 237 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

My vote is Leighton O'Connor!


I served as the 2012 J/30 Sugar Bowl North American Championship Regatta Chairman. Leighton O'Connor's value extends way beyond traditional photography. After each race day, he edited past midnight. The next morning, our event was published and promoted on national venues such as Sailing Anarchy. On the water, Leighton sent social media updates to Twitter, Facebook and other micro blog markets. On behalf of the J/30 National Class, New Orleans Yacht Club and Sugar Bowl Committee, thank you for making us look good!

Posted Image

#2 torrid

torrid

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 321 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

Hands down Matias Capizzano, does a lot of stuff in South America.

http://www.capizzano.com/

#3 sledracr

sledracr

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,639 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Geri Conser.

#4 DA-WOODY

DA-WOODY

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,005 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

sum Psycho from OZ according to a self blog

#5 Jon

Jon

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 351 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Sean Trew

#6 Footlong

Footlong

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,499 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Photo Boat

#7 Snaggletooth

Snaggletooth

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,825 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Photo Boat

Plusse oune!! Gotte a printe from a AYC Falle sereise in sepea, loockes greate!

#8 Albatros

Albatros

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,098 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

but ... but ... has it not been determined already loooong time ago that none other than Nicole S. from Oztralia is by far the most powerful renowned and respected ueberfaorce in the yotti fotog industry ? anyone thinking otherwise wil be sued of course !!

sorry Da-Woody, you simply won't make the roster, again.

;)

#9 boomer

boomer

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,295 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:58 PM

Take your pick....http://www.blur.se/seglingsfotografer/

Yes....most everyone's favorite made it on the list, including Woody.

#10 yisitalwaysraining

yisitalwaysraining

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 105 posts

Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:27 PM

Jan Anderson, Seattle
She comes out for all of the major races and regattas, and lots of the other ones. takes great shots of people, boats and action (and the disasters that go with)


http://janpix.smugmug.com

http://janpix.smugmu...0/M/81693-M.jpg

#11 volfan615

volfan615

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 76 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

Leighton has my vote also.

#12 Guest Anarchist One of Five_*

Guest Anarchist One of Five_*
  • Guests

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

I am.... at least in my mind....

#13 Vogel515

Vogel515

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 248 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

My experience with photographers is limited, but for regattas in the North East USA, Leighton is great.

#14 jolly

jolly

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 370 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:39 AM

Beken of Cowes

Attached Files

  • Attached File  Silk.jpg   40.68KB   33 downloads


#15 Rail Meat

Rail Meat

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,578 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Billy Black. He da man!

#16 stranded

stranded

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 687 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

richard bennet............ next to him , many self promoters are in the shade !

#17 DA-WOODY

DA-WOODY

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 29,005 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:53 AM

Take your pick....http://www.blur.se/seglingsfotografer/

Yes....most everyone's favorite made it on the list, including Woody.


:lol:

#18 slap

slap

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,386 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:24 AM

Take your pick....http://www.blur.se/seglingsfotografer/

Yes....most everyone's favorite made it on the list, including Woody.


Can't be right - Nicole isn't even listed.

:rolleyes:

#19 JL92S

JL92S

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 803 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Carlo Borlenghi or Rick Tomlinson

#20 Large Thomas

Large Thomas

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:26 AM

Thierry Martinez, Rick Tomlinson, Benoît Stichelbaut and Jacques Vapillon got me where I am now.

I used to add Franco Pace in the mix, but then his calendars got boring as hell.

These days I'd definitely say Christophe Launay, though.

#21 boomer

boomer

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,295 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:50 PM


Take your pick....http://www.blur.se/seglingsfotografer/

Yes....most everyone's favorite made it on the list, including Woody.


Can't be right - Nicole isn't even listed.

:rolleyes:


:)

#22 boomer

boomer

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 19,295 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:53 PM


Take your pick....http://www.blur.se/seglingsfotografer/

Yes....most everyone's favorite made it on the list, including Woody.


:lol:


To tell the truth Woody....I busted a gut, too.

#23 GIBY

GIBY

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 335 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

Leighton or Tim Wilkes

#24 dacapo

dacapo

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 8,024 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Allen and Daniela at Photoboat do a very good job.

#25 Marvin

Marvin

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 313 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

I like the work of Ingrid Abery http://www.hotcapers.com

#26 JMOD

JMOD

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 764 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

sander van den Borch of rick tomlinson

#27 6924

6924

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,157 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

Sharon Green

#28 MidPack

MidPack

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,184 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

I couldn't pick just one. But all my favs have been mentioned except Onne van der Wal, he's among the best as well IMO.

#29 katie burns

katie burns

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 621 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

Sara Proctor is one of my faves, for sure.

http://sailfastphotography.com/

And Mer!:

http://www.printroom.com/pro/blocksail

#30 Shibby

Shibby

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,562 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Joy Sloan

http://www.youtube.c...yfulCreationsNW

#31 hobot

hobot

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,523 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Boatpix has always been popular!

#32 Punani Jackson

Punani Jackson

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 652 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Boatpix has always been popular!


With who?

#33 Snaggletooth

Snaggletooth

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,825 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:58 PM


Boatpix has always been popular!

With who?

We notte sayeng they sucke or amything licke that..... ist juste that they......uh...

halve nise daye!! :)

#34 familysailor

familysailor

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,055 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

Diane Beeston

#35 Janer

Janer

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,669 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

Sharon Green


ABSOLUTELY

#36 Lynch

Lynch

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 147 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Brian Carlin of Blue Cube is the coming man

#37 herbie verstinx

herbie verstinx

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 265 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:21 PM


Boatpix has always been popular!


With who?

+1
Perhaps they would be if they wouldn't fly that stupid helicopter so low at the weather mark! LBRW I'm sure they have the pics. We're the ones who gave you the finger!

#38 aA

aA

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,578 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

imo no one captures the essence, the emotion, and the feeling of sailing better than mr. trew

#39 Jose Carumba

Jose Carumba

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,948 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Carlo Borlenghi or Rick Tomlinson


+1

#40 Large Thomas

Large Thomas

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

Brian Carlin of Blue Cube is the coming man


If he stops playing around with weird toning/HDR stuff, he's got a chance.

#41 torrid

torrid

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 321 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:37 AM

Sharon Green


Giggity.

Posted Image

#42 skew

skew

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 810 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Tom Leutwiler!

#43 Terrorvision

Terrorvision

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,239 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Having worked with many professional photographers in sailing I would say that the question was quite specific in that it asked for the best 'Regatta Photographer' and not the best 'Sailing Photographer'.

Borlenghi, Launay, Lloyd and several others listed above fit into the latter. Leighton definitely fits into the former though I don't know many of the other more American ones you have mentioned. One big reason for that is that Leighton is very social media savvy and looks beyond his images and uses the event to promote his pictures as well as the other way round.
I could do without seeing his photos of his skis when he is on the piste but you take the good with the bad!

#44 chippin' away

chippin' away

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 309 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Tim Wright for the Caribbean


#45 dog of war

dog of war

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 402 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

Photo Boy!! Check out his stuff at the "other site"!!

Dang I'm going to be banned again.

#46 chippin' away

chippin' away

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 309 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Tim Wright for the Caribbean


#47 Albatros

Albatros

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,098 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

the whole question is inane
especially when the original post starts with "I served as ....yadda yadda ... self -glorification, and tales about the fotog burning the midnight oil" ... this has NOTHING at all to do with photograpy, nowt, zilch, nada, null, zero.
photography is all about catching an image, a motion, an emotion and much more, no way you will be able to say that mister X or missus Y is "the best" :rolleyes:


of course, the only exception to the rule is Da-Woody being the ultimate best in combining cheap sagging cougar pix with self-advertisement the turbo way supported by Ed, Clean et.al. ... but no thread needed for that one either I guess, we all know by now.

#48 longlongreach

longlongreach

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,691 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:06 PM

sharon green because she's pretty and like really really rich and only does it for fun......and that includes photos............

#49 USA190520

USA190520

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,522 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:17 PM


Boatpix has always been popular!


With who?


Helicopter salvage companies... Small claims lawyers, aviation fuel companies and fish.

#50 Maxx Baqustae

Maxx Baqustae

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,930 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

imo no one captures the essence, the emotion, and the feeling of sailing better than mr. trew


+1
Sean doesn't just take boat pictures - more of a true art form. Outstanding light & composition in his work.

#51 familysailor

familysailor

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,055 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

Photo Boy!! Check out his stuff at the "other site"!!

Dang I'm going to be banned again.


I disagree.

The famous "second rate hack" is much better than photoboy.

Friendlier too.

#52 MidPack

MidPack

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,184 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:30 PM


Boatpix has always been popular!


With who?

Their prices were always high, they've become unreasonably high IMO. This is the first and only year that I did not buy Mac race pics of the boat I was on, due to price. But maybe I'm just cheap...

#53 leighton

leighton

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:34 PM

I can't pick one so in no particular order these are my favs...

Sharon Green
Ingrid Abery
Paul Todd
Ian Roman
Amory Ross
Gilles Martin-Raget
Jen Edney (Watch this girl...very creative)

#54 Left Hook

Left Hook

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,775 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

All have different skills so these are my list: photoboat, leighton, billy black, Dan nerney, guy gurney, borlenghi, amory Ross and Rick deppe. Edit: can't stand Tim wilkes.

#55 Large Thomas

Large Thomas

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts

Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

Jen Edney (Watch this girl...very creative)


Love her work. Also she's done extensive sailing and, she gets in the water to gets her shots! Try putting Thierry in that situation...

Worth having a look at her website, and reading this: http://edneyap.com/2...ent-newport-ri/

#56 sunseeker

sunseeker

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,055 posts

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:07 AM

sharon green because she's pretty and like really really rich and only does it for fun......and that includes photos............


You really an old crabby asshole, aren't you.

#57 Terrorvision

Terrorvision

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,239 posts

Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:26 AM


Jen Edney (Watch this girl...very creative)


Love her work. Also she's done extensive sailing and, she gets in the water to gets her shots! Try putting Thierry in that situation...

Worth having a look at her website, and reading this: http://edneyap.com/2...ent-newport-ri/


He has people he puts in the water for him........!

#58 Large Thomas

Large Thomas

    Anarchist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts

Posted 25 November 2012 - 09:01 AM



Jen Edney (Watch this girl...very creative)


Love her work. Also she's done extensive sailing and, she gets in the water to gets her shots! Try putting Thierry in that situation...

Worth having a look at her website, and reading this: http://edneyap.com/2...ent-newport-ri/


He has people he puts in the water for him........!


Oh, I could almost smell that. *sigh* Yeah, he likes helicopters and long lenses, that's for sure.