Wooden boats are generally a very good subject for photographers. The grain and rich colours of the wood combined with the romance of the sea means it's a rich hunting ground. But when you get wooden boats as character-filled as old dhows, then it goes to a new level. These types of boats are common in many places from the horn of Africa all the way through to parts of east Asia. And they're a great subject. Check out the resources on shooting at the end of the collection for some tips on getting shots like these.
On the Dhow Musandam Oman by stepnout, on Flickr
Resources for Making Photographs Like These
- Tips on Boat Photography – A good primer from a good site.
- Coastal Landscape Photography – Not directly related to boat photography, but combining the tips in this article with boats makes for some great shots.
- How to Photograph Sunsets – Another one that isn't speciically about boats, but can be used to great effect with them as a subject.