Photograph the gorgeous classic yachts as they race in Newport Harbor during the IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta on board The Gansett.  

DATE/TIME:   Sunday, September 5, 2021

Meet in the gallery at 11:00 am for a brief overview then head to the dock to shoot the “Parade of Sail”.  Board the Gansett at 12:15/12:30 and arrive back at the dock close to 3:30.

COST:  $695 per workshop

Limited to 15 photographers

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INCLUDES:  A day on the water with Onne limited to 12 photographers to ensure individual instruction (boat holds 49 passengers so there is plenty of room to spread out and shoot). Onne discusses composition and technical camera settings as he shoots and wanders the boat offering help with your own gear.  He will answer all  questions and offer his tips and tricks of the trade!

We will provide a boxed lunch of lobster rolls, chips, an apple and cookie for all attendees (riders included).  The boat will provide water and beer and wine to purchase.  We will hold a raffle and have “Swag Bags” of goodies from our photo sponsors like Think Tank, Manfrotto, Canon, Lexar, Onne’s Gallery and more. We meet at the Gallery at One Bannister’s Wharf a half hour prior to the boat’s departure to have an intro session, go over a few things with Onne and we then walk down to the boat at Bowen’s Wharf together.

ABOUT THE BOAT: “Gansett” is a stable, comfortable boat with cushioned bench seating, a hard top over the bottom deck (shade!) and a top deck which is higher for great shooting perspective. You can also shoot from the bow. Captain Jeff is an excellent captain and with Onne’s guidance, puts us in the best spot for action, good light and great timing. We have a central area on the bottom deck for storage of camera bags (soft bags only – no cases please and NO TRIPODS). Must wear boat friendly shoes and bring jackets and sunscreen.

WHAT TO BRING:  Bring it all! Bring every lens you can fit into your bag and many people also rent a lens that they might not have in their arsenal. We will be close and far from amazing things to shoot. No hard (Pelican type) cases, no tripods, and no flashes needed for the most part. Bring a rag to wipe salt spray off your lenses – it happens – even though the boat is a fairly dry ride! Bring your polarizer if you like and definitely bring a spare CF Card (or three) – you will need them!

ABILITY/ WHO CAN COME:  Anyone with a DSLR or mirrorless camera and a basic understanding of how to use it is welcome. NO point and shoots.  We will allow up to 2 “riders” to come along (spouses, kids over 12, friends) but they cannot shoot. They will have to stay out of the way of everyone with a camera and will have to move around a lot to do so. Onne will not spend any time with them. We understand sometimes it’s hard to leave your spouse ashore when you get to go have all the fun! They will be served the same beverages and their discounted rate is $300.   If you have a disability or mobility issue, you will be comfortable on the lower deck and will have plenty of good shooting from there.

PAYMENT and REFUND POLICY: Payment in full is due at time of registration. ($50 OFF for repeat students!) by check, credit card or cash. You can choose to apply a gift certificate you might have or purchase one for someone for the whole or partial amount. IF you need to cancel – we will refund your deposit if it is at least 30 days prior to the event. If you cancel inside of 30 days we will issue you a CREDIT to use towards another workshop.

WEATHER and CANCELLATION: Each event has a weather day built in on either side of our scheduled trip. We try to use the day AFTER the event but in some cases might choose to go a day prior. We will give as much notice as possible and will be in contact with everyone as the dates approach. Weather days are used when it will be uncomfortable for students to be on the water. High winds, rain and storms will delay our workshop. Clouds and light rain will NOT.  Please plan your schedule accordingly.

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One on One with Onne Master Workshop 

On the Water: 
Spend one on one time with Onne shooting Newport and Narragansett Bay at a specific event or regatta or just shooting the local beauty.  Onne has a 25′ RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) that is stable, dry and comfortable. A price of $1,200 includes a three-hour session with Onne on the water and one hour of computer time learning workflow.  Onne can trailer a boat to a location of your choice (price dependant upon location).  A second photographer can be added for the same 3 hour period for $1,750 total.

From the Air:
Shoot from a helicopter for an hour with just you, Onne and the pilot. Afterwards, come back to Onne’s office and learn how to import, convert and manage your images. A price of $1,500 (for one or two people) includes one hour in the helicopter shooting with Onne and one hour of computer time learning workflow. You will have the chance to use Onne’s lenses if you shoot with Canon bodies. Date and availability subject to Onne’s schedule and weather. To reserve your space or inquire, contact us at or 401-846-9552.