Photography Workshops

New - I am pleased to announce that in April 2021 I will guide a micro cruise for Secret Atlas in Svalbard onboard the expedition ship M/V Togo. With just 12 guests onboard this will be a great opportunity to photograph the wildlife and landscapes of this beautiful Arctic archipelago. At over 100 feet long the MV Togo is ideal for those not so keen on sailing and with comfortable accommodation in twin and double cabins (mostly en-suite), large saloon and two Zodiacs for exploring and getting ashore. More information on Secret Atlas web site or contact me for more details.

Arctic Sailing Photo Adventure onboard the expedition yacht Qilak Arctic - Svalbard/Spitsbergen - May/June 2020, now on hold until 2021 with 2 cruise dates and a few places still available

From the gallery in Cowes Yacht Haven Rick offers Photography Workshops and tuition aimed at amateur photographers that would like to improve their photography skills and have a great day out on the water.

Workshops: One day course for a maximum of five people provide the opportunity to learn from one of the top photographers in yachting. From setting up your camera, to how to work efficiently and safely on the water, Rick will show you how to take great photographs from onboard his 6.5m RIB. Back ashore he goes through a post-production workflow and offers useful editing tips in Photoshop.

Experience days: "Ride with Rick" accompanying Rick on a working day onboard the RIB . You will get close up to the action and with tips from Rick take your own pictures. On this day out you really get the experience of what its like to be a pro-photographer. Limited to just 2 people the exact schedule will depend on the weather and the daily picture requirements. Usually we leave the dock at 0930 and back around 1600, weather dependant.

Helicopter Experience days: The ultimate experience of shooting alongside Rick at a key event. Limited to just 2 people you accompany Rick on a helicopter photography sortie at a major event, usual duration around 2 hours, plus editing and processing time back at the studio. 2 people required.

One to One tuition: Based from the Gallery, or at your location, Rick spends a day offering his experience and advice on how to take great pictures and editing to get the most out of them, depending on the time of year there will be practical sessions either on or off the water. Call to discuss your requirements.

New Dates for 2020: Unfortunately all dates are now suspended

April 26 Workshop day during the Spring Series £250pp

May 2 Workshop during the Fast 40 event £250pp

May 24 - June 2 Arctic Sailing Photo Adventure onboard the expedition yacht Qilak Arctic - Svalbard/Spitsbergen

June 30 Workshop during the Fast 40 event £250pp

June 19 - 24 Experience Days during British Classic Yacht Regatta. Ride with Rick. Limited places available. £250pp

August 8-13 Experience Days during Cowes Week. Ride with Rick. Limited places available. £350pp

For more information contact:

Outline schedule for 1 day workshop:

0930 Meet at the Cowes Yacht Haven studio. Introduction to the workshop and advice on how to set up your camera before we go out on the water.

1030 out on the RIB taking pictures on the Solent where Rick will give ideas and instruction on taking pictures of the racing yachts.

1430 return to Cowes and review our work on the computer including post production, importing and editing on the computer, Photoshop techniques and digital workflows.

1630/1700 finish.

Groups of friends or club members, organise a group of 5 and one goes free. Workshops can be organised at your club and combined with Rick giving an evening slide show about his work to your members.

What is included:

1 day of tuition, printed course notes, onboard picnic lunch. Lifejackets. What you need to bring: Camera equipment, laptop (optional), warm clothing, boots and wet weather gear. It can be very wet on the boat. We can recommend B&Bs and local travel arrangements.

There is no age limit, lower or upper but you need to physically cable of being on a RIB for 4 hours, it can be wet, cold and bouncy and there is no loo. It's not all glamour being a Yachting Photographer!

Thanks to Debs Allen and Paul Keal for the photographs

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Last updated 17:07 on 17 September 2020

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