Onne’s “Workshops on the Water” began in 2009. These unique one of a kind photo workshops get photogs of all experience levels out on the water to shoot sailboats – both cruising schooners and hi tech racing sloops. The trip also includes lighthouses, fisherman and other beautiful coastal scenes from the deck of Onne’s own Snow Goose, a 32’ Grand Banks trawler run by a USCG certified captain. With Onne’s guidance, they will put the boat in the best vantage points to shoot from – both close up with wide angle lenses and from a distance with longer lenses. Onne also offers One on One master classes and camera and workflow classroom sessions.
Not only is Onne a gifted teacher but he is also a talented speaker and presenter. He hosts great slideshows of the many national and international destinations he has covered. Onne’s talks have been very popular with photo clubs, yacht clubs and other interested groups. Get in touch and we can tailor an “Evening with Onne” for you and your group.
WORKSHOPS ON THE WATER
SUMMER 2024 DATES/TIMES:
Saturday, June 15th – New York Yacht Club Regatta – 10:00 – 3:00
Wednesday, June 26th – Shields Racing – 4:30 – 8:00 (sunset cruise)
Saturday, July 20th – TP52 World Championships – 10:00 – 3:00
COST: $795 per workshop – only 5 students per workshop
INCLUDES: A day on the water with Onne on his own boat, the 32-foot Grand Banks, Snow Goose! A captain will be driving the boat while Onne gives personalized and individual instruction to only three or four amateur photographers. 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! Meet at Conanicut Yacht Club in Jamestown to board the boat. We will provide a lunch or snacks on board along with water, beer and wine. Depending on the timing, we may anchor and have a chat about the day’s activities and what was learned while shooting.
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! Must wear boat friendly shoes and bring jackets and sunscreen.
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. 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. 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.
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 email@example.com or 401-846-9552.