By Paul Zamitt Cutajar
This issue we have compiled a piece on water sports - no, we are not talking coke- and booze-fuelled bikini parties in a jacuzzi. We are talking lung-bursting endurance, prune-like numb fingers, clammy wet-suits, slippery rocks and chlorine-bleached hair (and that's just the photographers!).
The London venue undergoing pump trials
Water sports come in all shapes and guises, the only common feature being water - often cold water, unless you are lucky enough to compete in Malta! They provide endless opportunities for photography but some are more amenable than others. In a slalom canoe event you know exactly where the action will be - right down between the paddle-width gates. You also get to see competitors one at a time, at predictable intervals. Conversely, with sailing you will need a boat, helicopter, or both, and a slice of luck to catch significant action.
There are 106 days to get ready for The Societies of Photographers Convention and Trade Show at The Novotel London West, Hammersmith ...
which starts on Wednesday 17th January 2024