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Great opportunity to use the new Aquatech underwater housing for the Canon gear, and interesting lessons learned too!

Firstly, Aquatech gear is brilliant – well made and does exactly what it says on the tin. Secondly – shooting jetskis and wake boarders from the water is not a great idea unless the cameraman is wearing a helmet because actually it’s bloody dangerous! Fortunately Malcolm managed to shoot everything he wanted and come out unscathed, but it was a little scary at times…bright orange helmet required next time! 😉


Huge thanks to Y.CO & Captain and crew of M/Y Altitude – awesome bunch of guys that made it all possible!

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Sad to report that the inspiration behind the Big Dog name has died. Nancy, our gorgeous Italian Spinone passed away in her sleep after a short illness – her gin & tonic swiping tail, wet beard and sloppy kisses will be hugely missed 🙁

Great buzz around this year’s Monaco Yacht Show – the annual showcase of the SuperYacht world, it also managed to throw a few surprises this year too: the Porsche designed Dynamiq GTT, the stunning new M/Y Jubilee from Oceanco, and an enthralling breakfast presentation from ocean conservationist Emily Penn in association with Y.CO, introducing environmental plans and initiatives to encourage a greener and more forward thinking superyacht industry.

I have to admit, I’m not a fan of the cars at the show – a collection of albeit very nice classics and a handful of Lamborghinis doesn’t have any appeal to me so, if you’re reading this MYS, let’s have more sail yachts instead!

Early start to the season this year as the Big Dog Crew headed to Cannes – usually the heart of Riviera entertainment and shows, the beautiful city of Cannes was extremely quiet pre-season which actually suited us perfectly! Add in a few days of sunshine, a beautiful old Feadship and and we were very content!

Big Dog Media Productions were selected to create this exciting edit for Team CQS, documenting the extraordinary story and her race from Sydney to Hobart. All images and footage courtesy of CQS Racing.

Final edit from our shoot onboard M/Y Step One – thanks to the Big Dog team who made it all happen and to an awesome Captain & crew.

Even better when you receive an email from the owner : “Please send my compliments and thanks to the video production team, they nailed it.”

See you very soon Costa Rica!


Our brilliant food photographer, Rob Whitrow, was commissioned to shoot a selection of amazing dishes for the stunning Rockcliffe Hall in North Yorkshire.


Quiet possibly the best location we have ever visited – beautiful country and the most fantastic light coupled with a brilliant crew and stunning scenery, Costa Rica delivered in bucket loads!

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Great opportunity to work with Ocean Independence at MYS this year – bit of a treat to be whisked up to Hermitage Hotel in a Bentley Convertible too!


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Production manager Ash catching a few minutes rest during the shoot…!