When preparing for any water sports shoot wakeboarding, skiing, Jet Skiing, boating, etc. For this particular shoot, we used three boats and a driver for each. With three boats, you can do different light setups and get a few different styles. Having the ability to move the flashes around on the water, turn them on and off, and to turn them down is key to getting the different styles. This is where you chase the riding boat from the side with the athlete coming toward or away from you. Beyond boats, equipment, people, and favorable conditions by the weather gods, the next most important thing is athlete and sport knowledge.