Photographer Cy J. Cyr has photographed hundreds of golf courses for clients such as Golf Channel, NBC, Golf Digest and GolfNow. In addition, he regularly shoots for the PGA Tour corporate headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Cy has traveled to Jamaica, South Korea, Ireland, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Scotland, France, England and most of the 50 United States for golf photography. Our golf course photography pricing below will help you budget and understand our costs.
Our golf photography has been used for marketing, advertising, billboards, websites, trade shows, apps, social media, collateral, scorecards and prints in the pro shop. We work with golf course owners, managers and head professionals. Our photography helps sell more tee times, real estate, memberships and outings. Daily fee municipal courses, exclusive private tracks and resorts alike need premium golf course photography.
The night golf course photography Cyr produced was the first of its kind in the world, and published on Golf Digest. Some of the golf courses Cyr photographed for the project include Pebble Beach, Banff, White Witch, Streamsong, Sugarloaf Golf Club, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moonlight Basin, Stewart Creek, Yellowstone Club and many more. It’s an ongoing lifelong project.
We use 50 megapixel Canon 5DS bodies with Zeiss lenses to deliver the most detail in every photo.
Our team is based in Orlando, Florida. We’re able to travel to remote destinations to photograph your golf course, coast to coast.
In addition to photography, Cyr has partnered with a fellow NBC / Golf Channel golf videographer to deliver top notch results to help your course book more tee times and be noticed across all platforms. We both use drones for video and still photography.
Pricing and Information:
Golf Course Photography
-Unlimited usage of photos in marketing, advertising, scorecards, websites, editorial, 3rd party websites and social media. $3000/course. With drone, +$1500
Golf Course Videography
-Unlimited usage of video in marketing, advertising, scorecards, websites, editorial, 3rd party websites and social media. $3000. With drone, +$1500. With two minutes of edited video, +$1000
Golf Course Photography and Videography package
-Unlimited usage of videography and photography in marketing, advertising, scorecards, websites, editorial, 3rd party websites and social media. With drone and edited video, $8599
At Cost from Orlando, Florida.
Multiple Course Owner Discount
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Local Golf Course Photographer Referral
We have made friends with fellow photographers across the country over the last 20 years. Many have photographed golf courses, just not as often as us.
Cyr has been a golfer for 30 years. By now, he’s worked on more golf courses than he’s played. At 19, Cyr was assisting the top magazine golf photographer in the country. Golf was always the main focus of his photography career.
In addition to golf course photography, in 2017 Cyr made portraits of the top 75 golfers in the world for airtime during the Dell Match Play tournament in Austin, TX. Cyr’s night time project has been featured on Golf Channel three times. He’s a regular contributor to Golf Digest, Golf Channel and Golf Now.
Golf Course Photography Process and Tips
The best time to take photos of a golf course are sunrise and sunset. When we scout a golf course location, we look to see which holes are going north, east, south or west to determine the best time for photography. Lighting is everything.
Another key factor is the treeline. Which holes are in shadow first? Which holes have sun the longest? This determines our timing. It’s fun to photograph links courses in Europe during the summer, the sunrise and sunset lasts for hours, producing great lighting conditions.
Photos at eye level are great, but if you can get the camera in the air 10 – 15 feet, everything changes for the better. We have made custom rigs for this, or sometimes we just climb atop a golf cart. We also use drones, pole cameras, lifts and huge tripods.
How are the course conditions? Are the traps raked? Are tire tracks running through the morning dew? What kind of scenery can we incorporate into the photo? Ocean? Mountains? Foliage? Lake? River? City skyline? Wildlife? What direction is the clubhouse facing for the most flattering light? What do I want the main subject to be when I make the photo?
We ask ourselves these questions and more before we set out to make photos of a golf course.
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