.:get in the ring! – motorsports photogrpahy – nürburgring nordschleife

At the green hell.

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.

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Waiting for Godot or anyone in a racecar.

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.

Waiting for Godot or anyone in a racecar.

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.

porsche cayman sporsche vs. porschejaguar e-typemercedes SLSmercedes SLSmercedes SLS
red cross (rotes kreuz)porsche gt3 rsporsche gt3 rsnordschleife090310-9lumix gf-1porsche gt3 rs
chevrolet corvette z06 gtsbmw m3 gtraudi R8 lemansaudi vs. bmwvw scirocconordschleife090310-13
VLN trainingVLN trainingVLN trainingVLN trainingbmw z4 gtraston martin vantage v8
chevrolet corvettechevrolet corvetteVLN trainingchevrolet corvette z06 gtsVLN trainingVLN training
chevrolet corvetteporsche vs. bmwlexus lf-a racecarlexus lf-a racecarchevrolet corvetteaudi R8 lemans
porsche gt3 cupVLN trainingaston martin vantage v8aston martin vantage v8porsche gt3 cupporsche gt3 cup
VLN trainingVLN trainingcorvette vs. porscheaudi A4honda civic type-rlexus vs. renault
bmw z4 gtraudi R8 lemansbmw M1 racecarlexus lf-a racecarlexus lf-a racecarlexus lf-a racecar
porscheporschemini cooper s racecarmini cooper s racecarVLN trainingporsche gt3 cup
audi R8 lemansporsche gt3 cupVLN trainingholger (@holgr)mini cooper s racecarVW scirocco racecar

all the best and enjoy the rest of your weekends,


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  1. Wow, viele coole Bilder. Am besten gefallen mir das sw HDR von dem BMW Z4 und dem Aston, sind doch welche oder? Wenn ja, mit was bearbeitest du deine HDRs?

    Was mir noch gefällt, sind die Panos 😉

    Grüße Heinrich

  2. freut mich sehr zu hören, hat auch echt mal wieder sehr viel spaß gemacht am ring zu sein. werde ich jetzt mal wieder des öfteren versuchen.

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