Road & Track posts an inside look at shooting Sebring auto race
posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM EDT
Photographing fast-moving skiers, cyclists, and even football players is tough enough. But race cars? Now that’s action.
Road & Track Magazine posted a joint interview with racing photographers Jamey Price and Marc Urbano, fresh off a shoot at the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race last weekend. Topics include how to tell a story on a racetrack, dealing with dead gear at an important gig, and making the most of the track's world-famous sunsets.
The duo offer tips on how to make your images stand out at an event where there are 120 photographers. The secret? “Fans, the culture, iconic things like that,” says Price. The Florida sun is extra-harsh between 11:30am and 3:00pm, and the heat-haze makes it even more difficult to grab a good photo, especially with, say, a 500mm lens. So Price and Urbano spent the time walking the track, looking away from the race itself.
As Road & Track editor Chris Cantle puts it in the post, "I know from experience that there are very, very few people who can hack it at the top level of racing photography.” It’s worth a read to pick up tips from two of the best in the business, and to check out some amazing shots, as well.
(Via Road & Track)