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| p.1 #1 · Road America - Off Track |
If you're an aspiring sports photographer, I think it's equally important to stay focused outside the lines. Often, shooters get so committed to shooting action, they forget the human element and the emotional collateral that exists away from the field, or in my case, off track.
I rarely leave the media center without grabbing my Leica M9 Rangefinder with either a 35mm Summicron f/2 or 50mm Summicron f/2 mounted up. I've found people much more open and relaxed when I'm hanging around with this camera. I've also found they respond later when they see the photos... it's become a very effective tool for me.
Atmosphere is very much a part of the job, so I thought I'd post a few "off track" examples.
Anthony Downs - Driver for Merchant Services Racing
M9 Digital Camera 90 mm 1/24 sec 640 ISO 0.0 EV
M9 Digital Camera 0 mm 1/90 sec 160 ISO 0.0 EV
Scott Sharp - Driver Extreme Speed Motorsports Patron
M9 Digital Camera 0 mm 1/500 sec 160 ISO 0.0 EV
Jan Magnussen - Driver Corvette Racing
M9 Digital Camera 0 mm 1/125 sec 160 ISO 0.0 EV
Edited on Aug 22, 2012 at 05:34 PM · View previous versions