Water Sport Photography - Canoe Slalom - part 2 of 1 2 3 4 5

by Paul Zammit Cutajar Published 01/10/2016


The courses may be altered between events.

Although the opportunities are endless, the water sport perils to body and equipment are ever-present. Falling in usually leads to trouble - you're facing a long list of potential outcomes and costs. Even out of the water there is always the issue of salt and sand, sometimes resulting in a need to retain the same lens on the camera at all times. Water plus rock also equals algae, and algae equals low-grip slippery surfaces - it pays to be vigilant about your footing and movement at all times.


The derelict Athens course.

Technically the only real challenge is exposure judgement. Sun and water fool most automatic exposure systems but at least there is plenty of it and so low ISO settings can be employed. The water also tends to act as a huge reflector. Flash fill is inadvisable as it can blind competitors who need perfect vision to spot the gates correctly. They get very grumpy if you flash them.

Please Note:
There is more than one page for this Article.
You are currently on page 2 Contact Paul Zammit Cutajar

1st Published 01/10/2016
last update 26/03/2020 16:04:55

More Watersport Articles

There are 142 days to get ready for The Societies of Photographers Convention and Trade Show at The Novotel London West, Hammersmith ...
which starts on Wednesday 17th March 2021

Updated 26/03/2020 16:04:55 Last Modified: Thursday, 26 March 2020