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02 August, 2022 ( 10:00 - 17:00 ) - Southampton

Experience Day: Sports - Cowes Regatta

Overview

Spend a day on the Solent with Nikon School chasing and photographing the sailing during the Cowes Regatta. Cowes week is a true international event with participants from all over the world. With boats everywhere you look, its fast, furious and with the skills of our skipper our photography boat will be in the thick of action, so why not join us for a great days photography out on the Solent

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£200.00 per attendee
Experience Day: Sports - Cowes Regatta - Southampton
02 August, 2022
( 10:00 - 17:00 )
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Course Contents

This is a great photography experience photographing the exhilarating action on The Solent following some of the World's best Yachtsmen and women as they race in competitions. Cowes week brings 100's of yachts and sailors of all classes to the Isle of Wight and the Solent. With around 30 daily races Cowes week is now the largest sailing regatta in the world.

Our day will start at Ocean Village, Southampton at around 10.30am where we set sail for Cowes and the main hub of activity. Weather permitting, during the day we will visit locations like the Needles and Yarmouth where many of the racing yachts will be seen jostling for position during their races. We will return to Ocean Village around 4.30pm after what we hope will be a great day out capturing all of the sailing action.

Places are limited to 10 people due to insurance and the boat we will be aboard. Our photography boat is a large Catamaran that is perfect for photography with its large rear deck and top speed of 28knots. Our skipper is an extremely experienced sailor with over 20 years of sailing the Solent under his belt, not to mention his time as a Calshot Lifeboatman. So you are assured of a great safe day in the thick of all the action.

In the workshop we will cover a range of topics, including:

Camera Settings for fast moving action
Focusing Modes
Lens Choice
Using Shutter Speed to influence motion
Panning
Pre-focusing
Tips and Techniques

The day is entirely dependent on the weather, sometimes we may need to stay ashore if the weather in the Solent goes against us. However, if the Cowes organisers are allowing sailing, we will venture out to photograph it, so please bring your sea legs with you as well.

Please bring a cover for your camera, lens and bag as the spray can get a little heavy at times depending on the weather.

Lenses from 200mm upwards are useful on this course and we will also bring a selection of long lenses for you to borrow on the day. If you would like to borrow any specific kit for this course please get in contact with us at [email protected] with your request and we will do our best to bring it along.

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Course Requirements

Technical
Equipment

  • DSLR Camera
  • Lenses- in the 300-400mm range
  • Plastic cover to protect equipment from water
  • Spare Battery
  • Memory card

Other Essential
Equipment

  • None

Course
Presrequisites

Knowledge of:

  • Understanding of Shutter speed, ISO and Aperture

Activity / fitness
level involved

Low level activity

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Course Location

Ocean Village,
Meeting point TBC,
Southampton

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