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How To Price Your Motorsport Photography

How To Price Your Motorsport Photography

I don’t know why this is such a taboo topic not just in motorsport photography, but even in general. Short of point blank asking other photographers. Even then, it is the most avoided question among shooters. It’s understandable as not one price fits all situations...

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How To Remove Stuck Filters/Polarisers

How To Remove Stuck Filters/Polarisers

As a motorsport photographer, filters definitely come in handy. You might be using UV filters to protect the front of your lens, or polarisers that just make everything better, but it becomes a real pain when they get stuck! Polarisers can be particularly tricky with...

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How To Keep Safe While Taking Photos at Motorsport Events

How To Keep Safe While Taking Photos at Motorsport Events

Motorsport is dangerous, it’s quite literally written on the back of every ticket and in each program. Highlight reels demonstrate the risk associated with the sport and for photographer’s safety is paramount due to the areas accessed adding emphasis to the extra...

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Using Back Button Focus In Motorsport Photography

Using Back Button Focus In Motorsport Photography

As a photographer the one thing you need to nail is focus. You can make any number of creative decisions, but if the subject of your photo is out of focus it will be absolutely unusable. Now in motorsport, there is the added challenge the subject can be travelling at...

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How To Organise Memory Cards As A Motorsport Photographer

How To Organise Memory Cards As A Motorsport Photographer

Storage and memory cards become an important area of focus when the seriousness level of your photography grows. To highlight this, across my three cameras on a race weekend I will easily use 40 memory cards and for larger events this amount is generally not enough....

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How To Photograph Motorsport At Night

How To Photograph Motorsport At Night

Whether it’s a 24-hour endurance race or the novelty of sprint events under lights, photographing motorsport at night presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Most motorsport photographers rave about shooting at night due to the results being generally...

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How To Photograph Race Car Action And Crashes?

How To Photograph Race Car Action And Crashes?

One of the most essential skills in motorsport photography is being able to photograph race cars in action. After all, that’s what motorsport is all about: the speed, the thrill, and the action, and for the average spectator, it’s the crashes. Capturing action is one...

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How To Photograph Speed And Motion

How To Photograph Speed And Motion

As someone who is just starting out in motorsport photography, your first and foremost goal is to learn to capture speed. That is an art in and of itself: it’s not just shooting techniques and shutter speeds, it’s also angles, the ability to read the race, and a good...

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How To Get Started In Motorsport Photography?

How To Get Started In Motorsport Photography?

So you want to get started in Motorsport Photography? Having worked as a motorsport photographer since 2012, I’ve had many people ask how I manage to get that elusive photographer access to all these racing events and what it takes to become a successful motorsport...

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Do I Really Need To Backup My Photos?

Do I Really Need To Backup My Photos?

If you’re starting out as a motorsport photographer, there’s one key thing you need to do on a regular basis, and that’s backing up your photos. Not having multiple copies of your images across hardware and the internet is the number one rookie mistake. Because let’s...

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Do You Need Media Accreditation To Photograph Motorsport?

Do You Need Media Accreditation To Photograph Motorsport?

The short answer? Yes and no. Media accreditation is an approval from either an event or a promoter to work in a media capacity during an event. From a motorsport photography point of view, having media accreditation primarily means access to shooting from restricted...

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How Do I Keep My Camera Sensor Clean?

How Do I Keep My Camera Sensor Clean?

Your sensor is the most important part of your camera, and if the sensor gets dirty, you’ll start noticing dark spots in your photos. These little spots take away from the quality of the images and are particularly obvious in slow shutter speed shots while panning....

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What Makes A Good Motorsport Photo

What Makes A Good Motorsport Photo

Photographing racing action is an art form, and the most important part of showcasing speed in a still image is including movement in your photo. Sounds simple, but it’s harder to achieve than you may think. It isn’t just about attending racing events and clicking...

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What’s A Good Starter Kit for Motorsport Photography?

What’s A Good Starter Kit for Motorsport Photography?

Ready for action? Photographing race cars and motorcycles is ridiculous fun, whether you do it professionally or as a hobby. However, getting your camera equipment right can be a little confusing when you’re just starting out. What’s a good starter kit, how do you...

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