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#1 NOYC Reporter from a FARR

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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!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:09 PM

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

http://www.capizzano.com/

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

Geri Conser.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

sum Psycho from OZ according to a self blog

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:21 PM

Sean Trew

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Photo Boat

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Photo Boat

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:04 AM

Leighton has my vote also.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

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

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

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

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:39 AM

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

Billy Black. He da man!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:30 AM

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

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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:

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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:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Carlo Borlenghi or Rick Tomlinson

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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.

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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:


:)

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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.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

Leighton or Tim Wilkes

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Allen and Daniela at Photoboat do a very good job.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

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

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

sander van den Borch of rick tomlinson

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

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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.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

Sara Proctor is one of my faves, for sure.

http://sailfastphotography.com/

And Mer!:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Joy Sloan

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Boatpix has always been popular!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:44 PM

Boatpix has always been popular!


With who?

#33 Snaggletooth

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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!! :)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:27 PM

Sharon Green


ABSOLUTELY

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:25 PM

Brian Carlin of Blue Cube is the coming man

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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!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

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

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

Carlo Borlenghi or Rick Tomlinson


+1

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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.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:37 AM

Sharon Green


Giggity.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Tom Leutwiler!

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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!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

Tim Wright for the Caribbean


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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.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:30 PM

Tim Wright for the Caribbean


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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.

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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............

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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)

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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........!

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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.




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