Don’t miss out! Florida Sportsman is offering two great calendars for 2014.
The Women Anglers of Florida Sportsman 2014 Calendar
Sam Root is a professional photographer and media consultant living in the Tampa Bay area of Florida.
A native of Thailand, Root emigrated to Virginia as a child, and caught the fishing bug early. When his family moved to Florida in 1980, Root quickly developed a saltwater fishing obsession. His passion grew up alongside the flourishing fishing media, and by 2006, Root was a high-profile contributor to several online fishing resources, as well as a Bay-area regional radio program.
Today, his photographic work accompanies journalism and commercial projects in print and digital form. “Cover photo by Sam Root” has appeared in a number of titles, including Florida Sportsman Magazine. His work is also featured in many fishing tackle catalogues.
Images for this fifth annual Women Anglers of Florida Sportsman 2014 calendar were made primarily along the Florida Gulf Coast, from Punta Gorda to Tarpon Springs, using a Nikon D3 with 27-70 mm Nikkor lens. The anglers were present during the capture of each fish featured.
Florida Sportsman Under The Surface 2014 Calendar
These stunning portraits of popular sportfish reflect a year in the life of traveling angler and photographer Pat Ford. A resident of South Miami, Ford has been documenting the marine life of South Florida since the 1980s, when he assisted with dive research video of artificial reefs.
Fast forward to 2014, and Ford continues to explore the underwater environment, taking still photos of the fish he’s long enjoyed catching on hook and line. The fish in this calendar were photographed mostly with a SonyNEX5N camera with Nauticam housing, part of Ford’s growing inventory of gear. Ford traveled to Titusville, the Florida Keys and other destinations for this project—but some of his favorite subjects are the peacock bass living in his backyard lake.
A retired trial attorney, Ford has also cultivated a lasting reputation as an outdoors writer,
with bylines in local and national periodicals dating back to 1969. His photography has been
published in numerous magazines, as well as large-format, glossy books. Ford’s images were used
to illustrate Andy Mills’ A Passion for Tarpon. Solo work includes The Best Fly Fishing Trips Money
Can Buy and Fly Fishing Day Dream.
As an angler, Ford has held over two dozen IGFA world records and for the last decade he has been the
chairman of the Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament, held annually in Islamorada. He is a founding
member of Bonefish Tarpon Trust and on the Board of Trustees of the American Fly Fishing Museum.