What are sailing shoots like?
Typically, these are of a new 40-foot sailboat for a boat-building company's brochures and ads. I'll go to where the boat is located—generally on the East Coast. I prefer shoots here on Rhode Island, because I know the bay, the breeze, the angles of the light, and my chase boat and helicopter are here. We set off in the chase boat around 5:30 p.m. to get the nice late light, before the breeze dies and clouds come up in the evening. The sailboat takes off also with good-looking people onboard who can handle the various angles with each sail up. Shoots take one or two days: on the second day, I might shoot interiors onboard at the dock in the evening, using a wide-angle lens.