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24th of March 2006 (Fri), 15:43
This thread contains links to threads containing tips, tutorials and advice submitted by some of our more talented motorsport photographers. The thread will be kept locked. If you come across a thread on this forum that you think should be included here, drop me a PM.


24th of March 2006 (Fri), 15:45
Best use of location and AF points for motorsport (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=135409) - Ken Grey (KennyG)
UK Motorsport photogs - communications (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=79588) - Ken Grey (KennyG)
Motorsports safety for photograpers (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51587) - Indy Jeff and others.

7th of March 2007 (Wed), 10:29
How do you go about getting a press pass (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=322683)

Public Liability Cover at a track day (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=70075)

Lambocars has two tuts here: Race photography, a day at the track (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=646396)

Any tips on Drag Race photography? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=490209)

We get a lot of questions on this, too:

Air Show Photography:

Airshow guys - prop freeze? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2175804)

Posted by peacock: " I always try to shoot the prop plane @ less than 1/125..."

Do a search for "Threads started by" Marauder61 for some inspiration. Or look at his gallery which has the exif data: Marauder61 (http://www.pbase.com/marauder61/root)

Shooting FROM aircraft:

Helicopter Photography Primer

aerial photography - how to shoot?

Shooting landscapes from a heli - what would you bring?

Aerial photographs; some tips - gyro stabilizer lenses & gyroscopic stabilizer for sharper aerial photography & video cameras

Shoot through the fence: Indianapolis 500 Pole Day Practice (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1044296)

Motor Sport Photography - What to Charge (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1322762)


Why do you guys use manual? AV makes more sense.

Picprinter's thread: Shutter Speed and Flash Duration (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=496602)– a tutorial with sprint cars.

Show Us Your Slow Shutter Speed Shots (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=708912)

16th of August 2007 (Thu), 00:04
Some good posts on post processing for motorsports photography:

Indoor Motocross ( Arenacross) suggestions please? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=435089)

Go-Karting tips (outdoor) (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=556985)

Jamie Holladay
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 23:13
Shooting Drag Strips (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=5970981#post5970981)