Originally Posted by Tammy44
hello everyone my husband and i are going to be sailing around the world if all goes to plan in spring of 2015 ....and i have 7d canon camera with two great l type lens....plus flash and couple of nice polarizes as for both lenses .....my husband is also talking about getting me full frame canon camera as well.....when we get our boat
.....i want to take tons of great pics of beaches and what i see....i been taken classes
on using my camera....i would like to know if you anyone ever sold there pics to sailing magazines .....i am going to be blogging as well.....plus facebook to keep up with family
and friends......we are talking about 5 years of traveling ...............i cant wait to see what out there to explore and take pictures........but it would be nice to sell some of my pics as well..............thank you in advance
Yeah, we love taking photos of our journeys around the world.
We have been approached by the odd magazine to post photos and write stories but never found it to be something that would sustain our sailing ventures so rather write and post as a form of sharing with others.
We purchased a decent camera half way into our trip and friends who follow our blog say they can see the difference in our photos although I have never proclaimed myself to be much of a photographer.
I would not advise an expensive spend with the thought to earn money
taking photos of your trip but it is a worthwhile investment for ones own memories. Our cat is currently hauled in Raiatea for hurricane
season and I so miss taking photos and being on the islands ... Oh well ... Only 2 weeks to go and then we are back there again ... YAY!! My photos have been what has kept me going whilst on land ... It is worth taking as many as is possible.
We shoot with a canon D300 and have a smaller canon which has been replaced due to moisture ingress. Choose your camera well ... The small canons HATE water
environments and Canon won't come to the party come time for replacing it.
Friends of ours had their new camera grow 'fungus' on the sensors due to the moisture inside their boat, so if you have a boat which is not 'DRY' inside, best put your camera in a sealed container with moisture absorbing buds.
I must say our 300 has worked in harsh environments ... Just had it serviced and there are no problems ... But one has to be careful!
Also ... Take along a decent but cheap
enough underwater camera like the 'go pro' . I use a 'Sealife' which was reasonably priced and takes fair photos without the risk of the canon underwater in a faulty waterproof housing.
Hope this helps ... Enjoy your preparations toward your upcoming cruise
... It is truly a MAGNIFICENT way to spend life!