PHOTOGRAPHY 101 WORKSHOPS WITH ONNE VAN DER WAL
CLASS ONE: The first class is about basic camera controls, We will discuss exposure, aperture, ISO and how to set up your camera correctly, the importance of the histogram plus the benefits of shooting in RAW format not JPEG.
CLASS TWO: The second class is about workflow and post production. How to download your files from the camera and organize them in a simple method and how to process the files in Lightroom.
Onne van der Wal is one of the most prolific and talented marine photographers in the world of sailing. He was born in Holland on February 24, 1956 and raised in Hout Bay,South Africa. Before he learned to walk, he learned to sail aboard his grandfather’s boat. After he progressed through youth sailing training programs, he discovered his passion, ocean racing.
As the bowman and engineer aboard the Dutch maxi
-boat Flyer II, van der Wal won all four legs of the 1981-82 Whitbread Round the Worl
d Race. Along the way, he took his camera with him everywhere he went, even to the top of the mast and the end of the spinnaker pole.
In addition to editorial work, Onne, who is based out of Newport, Rhode Island, has shot for blue chip commercial clients, including Hinckley Yachts, J Boats, North Sails, and Harken.
While he has an artist’s eye for composition and color, Onne is also a perfectionist when it comes to the technical aspects of his craft. As a member of the elite Canon Explorers of Light, a group of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, he is always pushing the equipment and the technology forward.
He was one of the first marine photographers to go all digital, and is an early adopter of shooting with drones to get that unique perspective that is higher than a stepladder, but lower than a helicopter. He often works with equipment manufacturers to improve their gear and shot the 2013 America’s Cup with a prototype Canon 4K video camera.
Gary Jobson, who won the America’s Cup as tactician aboard Courageous said, “With Onne’s pictures, you feel like you are either on board or you want to be on board. The cool thing about our sport is everything changes, all the time: the wind, the waves, the light, and the sail trim. Onne anticipates those changes to capture beautiful images.”
Despite all of the accolades and accomplishments over a career that has covered more than three decades and all seven seas, Onne van der Wal is always looking forward to the next assignment. With a smile, he said, “There are two things I need to do great work. One is wind and the other is sun.” To see more of Onne van der Wal’s work, visit vanderwal.com.
THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE CALL THE JAC AT 401.560 0979 TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST.
CLASSES FULL - $95 for one class or $175 for both classes - CLASSES FULL