Sailing yachts under full sail, motorboats with huge bow waves, seemingly impossible angles and close encounters - even before you factor in the spray-filled atmosphere, blinding sunlight, fast-moving targets and an unstable platform, photography at sea is a very tricky proposition. But it is an attractive one. The glamour and the excitement can result in amazing photographs, but it helps to have some expert guidance. In this full-colour, highly illustrated guide, one of the world's leading yachting photographers explains how to get the best shot and dramatic effects, looking at all the elements photographers afloat will need to cover, including: Composing the shot Capturing groups, fast action and reflections Dealing with confined interiors Taking dramatic creative shots: up the mast, from the bows etc. This is a unique, informative and instructive book, and for those back from a day on the water, it will be an inspiring and attractive addition to any bookshelf.
Patrick Roach is one of the UK's most successful marine photographers. His photographs are published in all the leading yachting and motorboating magazines in the UK, USA and Europe, and his images regularly appear on the covers of Adlard Coles titles. Fred Barter is a boating journalist and book designer.