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Wine on a Yacht

It's a yacht, NOT a boat. Before you get on any yacht, take off your shoes and don't refer to it as a BOAT. You'll be walking the plank sooner than walking the deck. Not my rules, but all the yachty types'!

Earlier this year I was commissioned to shoot Wedderwill Wine Estate's Sauvignon Blanc 07 (one of the highlights of my wine drinking year - try and get your hands on some!) on this yacht, moored in the V&A marina. For the sake of privacy of the owner, I'll not divulge the yacht's name. What I'll say of that shoot is that SPF30 cream is essential when shooting in high summer on a yacht. My arms and legs normally have a full stop reflection value in a shot, afterwards I had a 3000K warming effect on all shots. See insert image.

Well, to keep the idea and spirit of the ads the same, I was recently commissioned to do the follow-up shoot. The Cab shot was to be done inside the yacht with the same model - Wolfgang - who also doubles as the companies Mark…