as some of you might have seen on my posterous page yesterday, I visited the the famous nürburgring nordschleife yesterday to shoot some of the training sessions.
I hadn’t been to “the ring” for some time and I even used to drive the track for a couple of years, but as I decided to broaden my photographic horizon more and get more experience. I am a gearhead and love cars, so I think I will get more and more into automotive photography. it my opinion it is a very hard and quite underrated field as a lot of people shoot cars, BUT not a lot of people do it nicely. there is so much more to it than just having a nice car and maybe even a nice location, but I will get into all that at another time.
going to the ring for a training session or tourist-driving has a few advantages for getting into motor-sports photography. one, there are not as many spectators around the track. second, you can get to places you wouldn’t and couldn’t in a regular race without having an official press pass or authorization by the racetrack.
in the following video I will touch a bit on the technical side of motor-sports photography and my experiences from yesterday, as I would like to start a dialogue where we can exchange ideas, experiences and thoughts regarding not only motor-sports photography, but maybe all photography that needs to capture movement.
I will also talk through a few examples of the shots I took yesterday and post all the shots on the bottom of this post or you go to the appropriate flickr set directly.
let me know what you think and I hope you enjoy all of this. I had a blast and can’t wait to go back and shoot more.
all the best and enjoy the rest of your weekends,
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