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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.
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.