Rough Day At The Office

Rough Day At The Office
Sailing upwind in 22knots at the Louis Vuitton Trophy, Nice, France

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Volvo Ocean Race snaps up top race photographers

The Volvo Ocean Race has appointed two photographers with a wealth of sailing experience and know-how to cover the 2011-12 edition, starting in Alicante in October.
New Zealander Paul Todd is a former professional sailor with over 20 years in the photographic industry. Paul served as picture manager during the 2005-06 edition of the race and has worked for several Volvo Ocean Race teams.“I grew up on boats and have been sailing all my life. When you grow up with a sport you have a passion for it, a feel for it,” Todd said. “When I’m shooting I can see why the crew are doing what they’re doing and anticipate what’s going to happen next. That can lead to great shots – pictures that a non-sailor maybe wouldn’t get.”Todd has also covered five America’s Cups, shooting for commercial clients, and most recently was the official photographer for the WSTA/Louis Vuitton Trophy. He has published several books dedicated to race photography in Europe and North America. He currently lives in Alicante.Ian Roman, one of the UK’s leading marine photographers, used to race dinghies and swapped a job in finance in the City of London for a life shooting international regattas. He covered the 32nd America’s Cup and during the latter stages of the race took on the role of official photographer for Britain’s TEAMORIGIN.In 2008 he started working for the AUDI MedCup as official photographer, a position he has held ever since. Throughout this busy schedule he has found time to cover events such as the World Match Racing Tour, the 33rd America’s Cup, The St Barth’s Bucket and the Extreme 40 series.“I raced dinghies in multiple world championships but after a while I found myself wanting to be out there shooting more and racing less,” said Roman. “Like Paul, I just have a passion for the sport and that passion brings understanding of the sport that can make all the difference.” Source-

Friday, July 1, 2011

Georgia Aquarium

Recently I had a chance to visit the Georgia Aquarium and test out my new Nikon D3s in a lot of places where there was extremely low light. The camera has a new sigma 50mm F1.4 on it and did a fantastic job. I am very pleased with the combination of the two. If you are in Atlanta and you get a chance to visit it is well worth making the time for this experience to see Whale sharks, Manta rays, Hammerhead sharks, Saw fish and some amazing sea life. In November 23, 2005, Georgia Aquarium officially opened its doors to the public. As the world's largest aquarium, Georgia Aquarium features more animals than any other aquarium in more than eight million gallons of water. Through a path of more than sixty exhibits, the Aquarium tells a global water story, with features modeled after the greatest zoos and aquariums in the world. Each majestic exhibit is designed to inspire.