Peter La Fontaine has been sailing for over 35 years.  Beginning his boating career at Blaigowrie Yacht Squadron sailing 125 dinghies, windsurfing and many other small sailing craft.  Peter’s father Barry La Fontaine, also a very accomplished sailor then purchased a J24 and as such Peter spent many years sailing that class to the highest levels.

After sailing keel-boats for a number of years Peter moved back into dinghies and spent a many years racing  the “Contender” class which is still considered one of the most difficult singled handed boats  to sail.

Transferring to Perth WA, Peter joined the Watsonia 16ft skiff sailing team and raced competitively in Perth and around Australia for 4 years competing at the highest levels of competitive sailing.

Returning to Melbourne and Contender sailing, Peter competed in numerous state and national titles.  In addition to dinghy sailing Peter has sailed competitively on a number of other classes such as sports boats and keel boats as well as windsurfing and kite boarding.

More recently Peter began racing Etchell’s and has competed at numerous State, National and World Titles events.

“Photography is a true passion of mine.  I love everything about it.  First of all it connects you to nature and combines technology (gadgets) to photograph the beauty of the natural world.  Photographing boats, especially yachts is what I enjoy the most.  Sailing represents one of the most environmental friendly forms of transport, capturing a boat moving through the water is a beautiful thing to watch.”

Peter La Fontaine

Our Equipment

Imaging Equipment

1 x Nikon D500 DSLR

1 x Nikon D800 DSLR

1 x Nikon D7100 DSLR

1 x Nikon 80 to 400mm f4.5 zoom Lens

1 x Tamron 70 to 200mm f2.8 zoom Lens

1 x Tamron 24 to 70 f2.8 Zoom Lens

1 x Tamron 10 to 24mm wide angle Lens

1 x Tamron 15 to 30mm wide angle lens

2 x DJI Phantom 4 Drone

2 x On-board live imaging PC

1 x Gigabyte 360 deg camera

1 x Live Production Server

On Water

1 x Whittley 1800 CW with 200hp Volvo Penta Stern Drive

Permitts

Please note that we are registered to fly drones of less than 2kg anywhere in Victoria, Australia by CASA, ARN Number: 1015443.

Rates

Boat For Sale Photography

Boat Size                        Cost

Up to 10m                      $250

10m to 20m                   $500

20m to 30m                   $1000

Greater                            POA

Inclusions:

Static Boat, weather dependent, day time, external shots, internal shots of each area, Boat must be clean prior to shoot and in accessible location. Includes all post editing.

Options:

* Moving shoots (shot from external boat)

* Drone Ariel Shots

* Helicopter Ariel Shots

* Book design, product imaging (eg coffee mugs, mouse mats, canvas prints, flyers, etc)

* Website design, including booking engine integration, payment gateways, social media and integration.

Standard Combined Day Rate

A$2500 per day includes access to all equipment (Boat, Camera’s and Drones), photographer and Assistant and post editing of all content.

*Depending on location Travel & Accommodation maybe charged.

*Min Time is (1) Day.

*We reserve the right to modify this to suit each application.