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01-Feb-2014

Digital Photo Experience Podcast with Onne
Listen to Onne on an episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast. Click here to listen. (http://dpexperience.com/2014/02/01/dpe-podcast-02-01-14-on-this-episode-we-have-two-interviews-with-onne-vanderwal-and-nicole-s-young/)..

30-Jan-2014

'Sea astronaut' captures light years of progress
(CNN) -- Onne van der Wal was born to be on the water -- and after witnessing decades of incredible sailing innovations, the renowned photographer now feels like he's an "astronaut of the sea." "It's more like space travel and I love it," the Dutchman says of yachting's extraordinary technol..

25-Oct-2012

Set sail with Lexar Elite photographer Onne van der Wal
I didn’t mean to become a photographer. In my twenties, I was happily immersed in the professional sailing circuit and was a technical kind of guy with an affinity for the water—whether it was fishing, or hopping aboard boats for the local regatta series off Cape Town. I was schooled..

12-Aug-2011

I, Photographer: Ship Shooter
Who are your clients? Up until about two-and-a-half years ago, 90 percent of what I did was commercial work—advertising in the marine industry for boat builders, sail makers, anything to do with boat building. I did very little editorial work, because the money there is one-fifth the day..

27-Apr-2010

Cat in the Water: Staying Busy Between Assignments
The nature of the professional photography industry means that shooters often have to meet the demands of their clients. They have to shoot what their clients want, the way they want it and try to get the shots right as quickly as possible. But between jobs, good photographers always find ways t..

23-Dec-2009

From Sailor to Shooter
Dramatic photographs, taken from the edges of racing yachts in rough seas or from the outsides of helicopters, have won international acclaim for Onne van der Wal, who grew up in Cape Town’s Hout Bay. His work has been displayed in calendars, magazines and in galleries around the world. It all b..

01-Dec-2009

Cape native's photos set sailing world alight
His dramatic photographs, taken from the edges of racing yachts in rough seas or from the outsides of helicopters, have been displayed in calendars, magazines and in galleries around the world. But it was only after a chance encounter with a group of suit-wearing men in a rowing boat, that C..

01-Dec-2009

Photo success for SA man
By Stuart Graham Boston - His dramatic photographs, taken from the edges of racing yachts in rough seas or from the outsides of helicopters, have been displayed in calendars, magazines and in galleries around the world. But it was only after a chance encounter with a group of suit-wearin..