So originally I was going to do a piece just on going out to the track and show photos and talk a little bit about it. But one thing I’ve learned on this fancy internet thing is that people looking at photography stuff seem to much prefer learning about technique and how they can do something themselves. So with that said I recalibrated my head and instead decided to talk about the actual doing of the photos and show off a little of what I did, although to be honest, I’m definitely no pro at this and really just did it for fun and had to learn as I went along. I’d assume a lot of what I learned would apply to racecar photography too.
o, first things first. My buddy and I went out to the High Plains Raceway and worked the the MRA here in Colorado and got some media passes. It wasn’t too hard to do, lots of paperwork, waivers, agreements, and all that jazz to go through (including who you’re insured by, ouch!). If you are interested I’d suggest starting there, contact your local raceways and clubs that race and see what ones will allow you to get a pass, without one getting the really fun photos will be a lot harder.
Second, be safe, seriously and follow all the rules of the track. You don’t want to end up getting hurt or getting someone else hurt or having your day cut short by getting kicked out.
Now, I’m going to break this blog post here, otherwise it may fill my whole homepage, click on through for more!