Well, this is going to be my dive into motorsports photography. I am so excited I can't even sleep. My father and I are going to Lime Rock on Saturday to watch the races. I of course want to take pictures, but I think I am going to be in a whole 'nother league up there. I think I will have pretty good access to the track as we are going to be hanging out in the 'corvette corral'. I have rented a 70-200 2.8L with a 1.4 converter... but no IS. I also have a tamron 70-300 if i need some reach.
I think I have the basic ideas down for showing speed (panning, wheel spin) but I don't think I am going to be very good at keeping the cars sharp. When panning do you litteraly follow the car for a split second? I have a monopod, so that will help. I am looking for shutter speeds around 1/60-1/100 for panning, right?
Is anyone going to be at these races? Someone that wouldn't mind showing a young kid some tricks? Like where to be on the track?
I am going to shoot all day, so by the time the Le Mans cars come out, I will have had plenty of practice.
Thanks for any help you guys can give me, this thread might be pointless, but I am just too excited to contain myself.