Whew! Hope everybody has had a wonderful holiday season so far. There’s just major one left, happens on about the first of January and I’m sure you know what I’m talking about! It’s got me thinking about what’s left of 2010 and what’s ahead in 2011. I’ve got all sorts of fairly sensible resolutions. So I can keep an eye on my progress, I’ve written a few down. But that’s not what this is about! I’ve been blogging about landscape photography recently and I feel like changing gears (pardon the pun) here on the blog a bit.
|Roger Lee Hayden powers the Kawasaki MotoGP bike out of turn 5 at Laguna Seca during his one-off ride in 2007.|
As usual, thinking about the future has me remembering the past somewhat fondly, and there’s something that I hope to do in 2011 that I’ve done quite a bit in the past. It’s been a few years since I attended any major motorcycle race events, and as I prepare to hit a few races this year I’ve started to formulate a photographic strategy to maximize the chance to come home with some memorable images.
As I look over images I've shot in the past, and in an effort to move toward some new kinds of images this year, it’s worthwhile to take stock of where I’ve been in the past. Several things emerge as strategies to help me come home with lots of good images. I’m going to share ten tips for shooting at large action sports events. I’ll use motorcycling in the following tips but these will generally apply to any kind of action sports event.
I’m going to assume you, like me, are stuck behind official boundaries. Press access is not available to most of us, yet many outstanding photo opportunities exist. With that in mind, here are my top 10 tips for photographic success at events this year.