Welcome to the Russell Bates Photography website! I am a Melbourne based freelance photographer, specializing in national and world sailing regattas.

I am available for almost any commission; feel free to contact me to make an enquiry about your up and coming event. I am also a qualified Australian Yachting Instructor with a 7m rib boat, set up for photographing regattas, whilst also used as a coach and team support boat during the regattas.

I also specialize in other events such as:
· Horse cross country events
· Under water photography
· Motocross and 4 wheel driving events
· Water skiing and wake boarding
· Along with travel galleries
· And scenic photos

I look forward to sharing my work with you, all along the way. So have a browse around the site and galleries and take it all in!

All my photographs are available to buy, If you see anything you like that’s not in the store, contact me - Easy! I will update my galleries often, so be sure to check back regularly. Enjoy and good sailing!

Finishes are available in a standard stipple finish gloss paper print, a new metallic print offering and traditional canvas surfaces. Standard mounting is available for medium to large sizes.