Photographing Formula One


Formula-1.jpgSo, you start taking photos. First, you take photos of an apple. Then, perhaps, you move on to people. If you’re serious, you move on to slightly faster-moving items, such as running people, or even bicyclists.

Move over, Ansel, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Andy Lees’ photos – he’s one of the world’s top Formula 1 photographers, with a massive library of pics from tons of race tracks.

Interesting enough in itself, perhaps, but far more excitingly, the man’s written a guide to how he works, which was where my ears stood up and my attention was well and truly captured… 


Photographing Formula One can be a tricky and initially frustrating experience, not least of all because like most sports photography, you are usually shooting fast moving objects, but also because of the difficulty of “getting close to the action” and the physical obstacles that are put in your way – high spectator fencing, large gravel run off areas (kitty litter’s) that are apparent on most corners at circuits and increase the distance between you and your subject, large crowds with flags supporting their favourite driver etc….all fiendishly designed to ruin your photo!

If you are into motorsphort, photography, or both, that should be enough to make you want to click this link and soak up the knowledge offered up!

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