Monday, January 4, 2016

An Evening with Nautical Shooter Onne van der Wal

An Evening with Nautical Shooter Onne van der Wal
Monday, January 25, 2016, 7 pm
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton, MA 02459
Onne will show how he makes a living at shooting and filming in the world of nautical imagery. From commercial advertising assignments for boat builders and regatta sponsors to magazine work and travel and expedition stories Onne has done it all. He will also show a few short videos he has produced plus explain how important this medium has been for his clients and his career.
Onne has spent his whole life on the water, initially sailing on small dinghies with family in Holland and South Africa and later racing large ocean going sailboats as a professional crew member. Onne's start to photography came about while racing on the Whitbread Round the World Race on Flyer as a crew member who happened to bring along a camera. The boat won the 1981-82 race, and being the bowman Onne would regularly be at the top of the mast or the tip of the spinnaker pole doing his sailors duties but also taking a few images. The images he captured from these unique angles put his name on the map and on the cover of every sailing magazine worldwide. This was the start of a very successful career of shooting sailing. Onne hung up his sailing boots in 1987 and started his nautical photography business in Newport, RI, a town that is steeped in sailing history and is the heart and capital of sailing and racing in the US today. Onne's work has appeared on and in every major sailing publication world wide and he has shot commercially for just about every boat builder in the US. His photography adventures have taken him to as close as a sailboat can get to both icy poles, and all the tropical cruising destinations in between. He is regarded as one of the top nautical shooters worldwide and now lives across the water from Newport in Jamestown, RI. Since 2005 Onne has been of the elite group of photographers known as the Canon Explorers of Light.
Onne’s website is
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by:
Canon Explorers of Light
Boston Camera Club
Newton Camera Club