A never-ending quest to capture a "perfect" image that expresses the pure essence of sailing

Camden Yacht Club to host free seminar by photographer Alison Langley

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    CAMDEN — Nautical photographer and videographer Alison Langley will share images and stories from her 40-year career during a free Camden Yacht Club Summer Seminar, Wednesday, July 27, at 7 p.m.

    Langley photographs and films classic yachts worldwide, but Maine's classic yacht regattas bring her home every summer to capture what she calls "these treasures of history" in all their beauty and sailing prowess. She will share images and stories from her never-ending quest to capture a "perfect" image that expresses the pure essence of sailing. 

    “Not an easy task when shooting in a constantly changing environment where everything is in motion: the water, the weather, the light, the racing boats, and her chase boat,” said CYC, in a news release.

    After studying film at NYU and photography at Rhode Island School of Design, Langley moved to Australia and worked in a film animation/special effects studio. She then took to the sea for six years, crewing on Eye of the Wind, a 130-ft. Brigantine, and two different Swans. Sailing throughout the North and South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean inspired her love for nautical photography and her first stories in sailing and travel magazines.

    Returning to the U.S., Langley worked in Newport, Rhode Island, for Onne van der Wal's and Stock Newport, a photo agency that specialized in nautical imagery. Photographing her first Eggemoggin Reach Regatta made
    Langley a dedicated fan of wooden boat construction and racing and prompted her permanent move to Midcoast Maine. She currently lives and works in Camden with her two children.

    Complete details about this season's Sunset Seminars are available at https://camdenyachtclub.org/sunset-seminars.

    The Yacht Club, located at 68 Bay View Street, hosts the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP), which is open to all young people in the community. CASYP's generous scholarship program makes its lessons affordable to all. Donations for CAYSP scholarships will be accepted at the seminar. Email cyc@camdenyachtclub.org for more information.

    Event Date: 

    Wed, 07/27/2022 - 7:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Camden Yacht Club

    Address: 

    68 Bay View Street
    Camden, ME 04843
    United States