Golf course photography is a specialization of photography that is closely related to landscape photography, and fairly distantly related to sports photography. The skills of a golf course photographer revolve around the ability to capture the beauty og golf courses in dramatic or subtly beautiful light, composing the photographs so that shapes, forms, undulations, fairways, greens and the textures of the landscape appeal to would-be golfers. Famous golf photographers who have specialized in golf course photography have perfected the art of post-processing, so that colors are optimized and interesting skies provide maximum drama in the photograph.
Most golf course photography is done in the ‘magic hours’ at dawn and dusk, when the low sun brings shape to the golf course in the form of shadow play. Golf clubs and resorts usually hire a golf course photographer to do a golf photoshoot that can last anywhere from one day to two weeks for the most prestigious venues.
In the last few years, many golf course photographers have branched out into taking aerial photos and videos of golf courses using drones, which can provide amazing panoramic vistas. This has changed the very nature of golf course photography.
In this gallery of golf pictures you will see some examples of golf course photography. Here you can find photos of various types of golf courses, including links courses in Great Britain and Ireland, heathland courses in the UK and in Continental Europe, parkland and desert courses, including golf courses in Asia and Africa, and some North American and Caribbean golf courses. This is a small sample of golf course photography. Please contact Golfvisuals to learn more about golf photography.