I'm not even sure how to go about searching for this type of answer so I'm hoping this hasnt been beat to death already.
Amateur photog here looking to break into the trackday biz (part time for now) and Im curious about the average pro photog's workflow on AND off the roadcourse. Any guidance/help would be appreciated!!!
On track, Im talking about your attack plan:
picking your shoot spots? (esp. if it's your first visit)
method of picking which body/lens for a specific shot?
when to move on to the next corner/spot?
your method of keeping track of all particpants? (this one's important to me, I find myself questioning whether I caught every racer, you only get so many laps or minutes per group)
Off the track, do you:
if yes, manually or batch? (asking cuz I find if the exposure is different within the batch it doesnt seem to work well as a whole.)
do you bother to sort? (Ive noticed the average trackday particpant doesnt want to waste their time sorting through hundreds+ of photo's looking for their images)
any programs out there that allow us to sort by race number? (saw Apples iPhoto advertisement about facial recognition, have no clue how it works but anyone know if it'd work with a number plate?)
In the old days it was all about trial and error but know in the internet age Im hoping to learn faster by those who know better.
I've shot two events so far, at the last event, I was planning on just using my camera but a friend who was racing had brought his 30D and offered it to me so I could have two bodies ready to go. I decided to try it, put a w/a lens on one and my prime on the other and gave it a go. Altho I liked having the option to swap from one to the other, I found myself being clueless when to appropriately switch from one to the other without missing shots. Hence this thread....
So if yall wouldnt mind sharing, Id love to hear the method of your madness!