Creative Compositions for Motorsport Photography

Creative Compositions for Motorsport Photography

Motorsport photography is more than just taking snapshots of cars on the track. Anyone with a camera (even a phone) can do that. It's an art form that showcases the dynamic, action-packed, high-speed nature of this sport that we all love. One of the best ways to bring...

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How To Capture The Celebration Photos

How To Capture The Celebration Photos

Everything we do as motorsport photographers is to capture images that tell the story of the race (and the event). One of the biggest parts of that story is the celebration photos at the conclusion. From a simple fist pump for setting the fastest time in qualifying to...

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How To Photograph Light Trails In Motorsport

How To Photograph Light Trails In Motorsport

One of the most visually striking photos you can capture in motorsport, especially when it comes to endurance racing at night, is light trails. Light trails make for some of the most iconic motorsport photos you've seen. You know, the ones - underneath the Dunlop...

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What Makes A Good Motorsport Photo

What Makes A Good Motorsport Photo

Anybody can take a photo of a car on a race track. Modern cameras and smartphones make this quite easy. But what makes the art of motorsport photography really stand out is the ability to take a good motorsport photo. If you want to be a motorsport photographer, you...

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How To Photograph Speed And Motion

How To Photograph Speed And Motion

One of the most fundamental skills you need to master if you want to be a motorsport photographer is the ability to showcase speed and motion in a still image. Anyone can take a photo where a car (or bike) looks like it is parked on the track. But to give a still...

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What Is A Panning Photo: Capturing Motion in Photography

What Is A Panning Photo: Capturing Motion in Photography

If you're just getting into motorsport photography, you've no doubt heard the term "panning photo", but what does this mean, and what does it look like? In short, a panning photo is an artistic way to illustrate motion in photography, capturing a photo where a moving...

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How To Photograph Endurance Racing

How To Photograph Endurance Racing

Endurance Racing - It's without doubt my favourite form of motorsport to cover as a photographer. Longer sessions, multiple drivers, often racing into the night... There are so many factors that make endurance racing an enjoyable experience to photograph. That said,...

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How To Quickly Find The Best Photo Spots At A New Race Track

How To Quickly Find The Best Photo Spots At A New Race Track

For motorsport photographers, the opportunity to photograph a new race track is an exciting prospect. It's like starting with a blank canvas, full of possibilities waiting to be explored. However, getting acclimated to a new track, especially for those without a lot...

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How To Photograph Formula 1

How To Photograph Formula 1

Formula 1 - Not only is it the pinnacle of motorsport, but with the recent resurgence in popularity from the Netflix series Drive To Survive, it seems everyone wants to get in on the action and capture awesome photos of F1 cars. Now, no matter if you've photographed...

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How To Photograph Motorcycle Racing

How To Photograph Motorcycle Racing

Sure, there are a lot of similarities in photographing cars and motorbikes on track. But there are also some nuances you need to keep in mind if you haven't photographed motorcycle racing before. No matter if it's the top tier of the sport, MotoGP, or something a...

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How To Photograph Top Fuel Drag Racing

How To Photograph Top Fuel Drag Racing

Drag Racing racing is a unique beast to photograph, especially Top Fuel Drag Racing. With often only two cars (or bikes) on the drag strip at a time, races that last as little as three seconds and no corners. On paper, it might not sound like there are many...

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How To Master The Art Of Slow Shutter Speed Panning

How To Master The Art Of Slow Shutter Speed Panning

The number one skill that all motorsport photographers need to master is the art of slow shutter-speed panning. While we have a number of compositional techniques that we can use to convey speed and movement, nothing showcases the movement in a still motorsport photo...

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Using Leading Lines To Enhance Your Motorsport Photography

Using Leading Lines To Enhance Your Motorsport Photography

As motorsport photographers, we are constantly striving to create visually engaging and impactful images that evoke the excitement and speed of the on-track action we are capturing. To do this, we have a number of compositional techniques at our disposal, but one of...

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