Boating

5 Ideas For Boating Photography

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How many of you will be taking photos of you and your crew in all your summer’s glory?
Boating photography is a thing! Photos aren't just a way to create memories, they are a timeless way to express your artistic self! What environment could be better to capture this, than while boating in Florida’s stunning crystal-clear blue waters? Capture the kids somersaulting into the ocean or your best friend holding up the latest fishing catch. Come join us on the Florida coast,
hop onto one of our boats here at Southwest Florida Boat Rentals and give it a try! Here we’ve
made a list of 5 ideas for boating photography ideas and activities…
Boating Photography
1. Water Sports - if you like water sports this is a fun boating activity you can do to get
some amazing shots of you or someone else in action.
2. Sport Fishing - there’s nothing like capturing the memory of your biggest catch or your
first!
3. Candid Photos - these make great pictures for scrapbooking and photo albums.
Capture the crew smiling, laughing and having a blast on your boat rental!
4. Creative Shots - practice your hobby and rent a boat for a full day to capture photos that
play with light, shadows, reflections, shapes and colors.
5. Professional Photos - have a special occasion coming up? Professional photos on a
florida boat rental are such a romantic way to showcase a marriage proposal. These can
also be a great way to take your websites’ homepage photo or scenic portraits for
postcards and invitations.
Got your cameras ready? We hope this list has given you more ideas for fun things to do
on a boat. If you are interested in one of our many boat rentals visit the home page and give us
a call, send us an email or check us out on facebook. See you soon!

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Boat Safety Tip #3

            You now know what to do to avoid the shallow spots out there in the Sarasota waters and how to easily approach the dock in Port Charlotte. Now, let's talk about an easily understood, yet extremely important topic: The No Wake Zone. If rules are not properly followed in these designated areas, it could leave you paying a major fine or even worse, a potential lawsuit. Just follow these tips so you'll do what you are suppose to do when you rent a boat- enjoy yourself to the fullest.       

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   When renting a boat, you'll come across the inevitable no wake zone. To put it simply, a wake is basically just the waves caused by your moving boat, and you are held responsible for these waves you create. The last thing you want to do is speed in a no wake zone and damage someone's boat with your intense water current. You could even put water on the other boat, for example, with the tide you made or even make the captain of that other ship fall out because of your careless need-for-speed. Not only is this illegal with potentially severe consequences, but it can also ruin your day and the other person's. The Coast Guard does not take this matter lightly.

            Let's avoid these costly mistakes. First of all, make sure your boat is completely in the water in full displacement mode. A good reference point to use is always look behind you to see how big your wake is so you know whether to slow down or not. Your wake should be no longer than the length of your boat, and it will probably disturb the boats behind you the most, so please be mindful of this. Most no wake zones are about 5 miles per hour, but always look for the sign and speed limit. Since boats are a little hesitant in reaction time, start slowing down early to get a good head start on adjusting speeds. You always want to look out for traffic even if it's not in a no wake zone too. Look out for the ones on jet skis, kayaks, small boats, fisherman, marinas on the side, parked boats near the dock, swimmers or anybody or any boat nearby for that matter. Please be respectful to all the traffic around you and be of common decency to your fellow companions out on the water.