Becoming a watersports photographer

Watersports photography is very specialist but there is a demand there. There are many watersports really picking up in terms of popularity, like surfing, water polo, kayaking and rowing among others. To capture images in this type of environment you need several things:

  • A fast shutter to get all of the action without the blur.
  • A waterproof casing for your camera (these are very pricey).
  • Professional editing software to touch your images up before submitting to media agencies and sportsman.
  • Long focal lengths and tripods to get the best possible shot.

Of course, it doesn’t just take the right equipment to make it as a successful watersport photographer, you also have to know how to market yourself and your business, and you have to get people on your side, so a positive personality and excellent marketing skills will forever come in handy.

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