Leighton O'Connor's Photo Safari - Live at the ONE championship

Leighton O'Connor has five spots left to photograph the ONE Championship off of Marblehead Sunday. The weather is looking good with some wind in the forecast. Leighton reports that his Photo Safari of the Corinthian Classic went very well two weeks ago. They had lots of space on board the Sea Shuttle and 360° of unobstructed shooting. They managed to get very very close to the boats to get some great shots. We heard lunch was yummy too. For more information about this Sunday please check out Leighton's website:  http://www.leightonsafaris.com/

Photo Safaris with Leighton O'Connor

World renowned regatta photographer Leighton O'Connor is finally going to do it.  Leighton is going to show photo and sailing buffs how to photograph sailboat regattas the right way.  Leighton has covered sailboat racing around the world including the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, BVI Spring Regatta, St. Thomas Rolex Regatta, Newport Bucket Regatta, Marblehead Halifax Ocean Race, Newport to Bermuda and Key West Race Week to name a few.  

Learn that right way to use auto focus while shooting a sailboat race. Leighton will  also cover strong composition principles, ISO, shutter speed and aperture setting. But more importantly where to position yourself on the race course to get the best action shots.  This will all take place on the 45ft power catamaran, Endeavour.  A very stable and comfortable platform for shooting races.  Endeavour will leave from Salem Willows Park Pier in Salem,  MAs. Safaris will be limited to 15 photographers but a guest may join you for an additional fee of$50.  

While Leighton provides instructions he will share stories about sailing and driving various sailboats such as Volvo 70, Gunboat, RC 44, Extreme 40 and sailing with well known skippers like Ken Reed and Russell Coutts.  You will actually be photographing a real sailboat regatta. You may have the opportunity to photograph North Shore landmarks such as Marblehead Neck, Bakers Island and Hospital Point Light House if time permits.  On the way back to the dock Leighton will provide photo critiques on a 42" flat screen TV.  

Choose from three regattas to explore the world of sailboat photography with Leighton O'Connor.

2104 Photo Safaris

August 10th - 5th Annual Corinthian Classic - Marblehead, MA -  Register

August 24th - ONE Championship  - Marblehead, MA (Formerly PHRF New England) - Register

August 31st -  28th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival Race - Gloucester, MA - Register

Hunt's Photo's & Video are sponsoring these Safaris. Hunt's will be raffling off a gift card on each Safari for $50.  

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