Lecture at Open Yard Weekend: Photo shooting with Rick Tomlinson


As the tradition says, there will be an interesting lecture on Saturday evening at the Open Yard weekend. The lecture will be held in English by Rick Tomlinson, one of the best yacht photographers in the world and frequently working for Hallberg-Rassy. Rick will tell about how he makes yacht photo shooting and show pictures of yacht racing, high latitude cruising and wildlife.

Rick Tomlinson made his name capturing the Southern Ocean at its most treacherous from the decks of various yachts in the Whitbread Round the World Race. He started with freelance pictures published in Yachting World and Seahorse in 1985. Rick was one of the crew at Drum in the Whitbread Round the World Race 1985. On Drum Rick was offered to take some pictures and set off on the race with one Nikon and 20 rolls of film. His photos were a huge success and redefined onboard photography with his trademark slow exposure night time shots of the Southern Ocean. Rick has sailed four Race Whitbread (now Volvo Ocean Race) onboard Drum, The Card, Intrum Justitia and with the two EF teams in the 1997 Whitbread where he was commissioned by National Geographic. 

Rick has been the official photographer for the Volvo Ocean Race and for the GBR Challenge at the America's Cup and numerous other projects. Between races Rick travels to numerous regattas around the world, usually chasing yachts from a helicopter or chase boat and always on the lookout for a unique angle.

Yacht racing aside, Rick has extended his skills into expedition & project photography to such places as the Arctic and Antarctic, Chile, Alaska, Caribbean and Africa.

Application needed

The lecture will be held on Saturday 26 August 2017 at 19.00 in the marina area, in the big white building close to the mountain, and we will start with dinner, followed by the lecture. An application is needed for the lecture. Please follow this link to get info about that.

Parking and to see the yard and the boats in the water is free of charge.