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Through the fence

Knowing when to stop.

Part of the reason why I take images of motorsport is the challenge. I like the idea of the variety, the creativity and the thinking behind the images. But occasionally, like with many things, you have to know when to stop; to call it quits and take make an early trip home. My visit to…

Power down

Moisture makes for more excitement.

Moisture. The more you get in racing, the less grip there is. It’s not a drivers favourite, it’s not a photographers favourite, but the avid viewer appears to love it. I was hoping that the weather would relent for my first experience of the British GT at Silverstone for two reasons; I’m not keen on…

Forty Eight

A story of the small, sunbaked grid.

The time that visiting events accommodates is great. It’s not really feasible to visit a race every weekend, as there are other things that need doing; living for example, so it’s often tricky to decide on which events visit, especially when you have no experience of them. You have to plumb for one and make…

Slow for the camera

With good days come bad days.

It was to be expected at some point. Having a bad day. So far this year I’d had quite a few progressive days, learning and experimenting, only to top those experiences at the next event. But a day like this had to come soon enough. I put it down to experience, and being too cold.…

Reflectors

It pays to read the instructions.

The more events I attend, the more images I take. The more images I take, the more I want to know about the technicalities behind the shots. The more I want to understand why different results happen. I’ve had my Nikon D300s since 2010, and while it’s seen a bit of use over the years,…

The Rees Aston

I love it when a plan comes together.

Practice make perfect. That’s what I say to myself every time I get in the car on the way to shoot an event. I have to keep telling myself that, as it helps me remember to keep thinking, even at the end of three days of shooting. Make the most of the opportunities…just in case…

Olympic endeavour

Expose for the highlights.

I’ve always been an admirer of Darren Heath’s creativity with the lens, and often wonder how he manages to see some of the images he captures. Are they purposeful, or creative accidents? Either way, they are always impressive, and if I can ever get anywhere close to the standard and vision that his eye portrays…

Copse and Robbers.

The bikes only turn right.

Four wheels better than two. Or is it? After the fun and experience of the BTCC the weekend before, we were off to the BSB 2016 and the first race of the new season at Silverstone. I’ve never really been into bikes much if I am honest, but the tickets so it would be rude…

The right line

Make it easy for yourself.

I have never been to see the British Touring Car Championship. In fact, I’ve never been to Brands Hatch. I have also never used a 600mm lens. I sure like to make it easy for myself! Ha! I was pretty excited to see the start of the 2016 racing season. Following on from my decision…

Smail minus 42

When the old is so new.

With two Grand Prix and a World Endurance event on the cards, I was wanting to understand more, to understand why and how my images were looking like they did and how do I make them better. So I went on an educational course. My experiences at Silverstone earlier in the year had given me…