Track Girl Media: Motorsports Photographer
I am a freelance photographer specializing in motorsports photography with a style consisting of colorful and energetic imagery. I am fortunate to be able to spend a good amount of time pursuing my passion while traveling to events and collaborating with a team of incredible people. I love capturing the speed, beauty, and danger of motorsports. It feels almost empowering to be able to capture that kind of raw energy.
Do you have a good tip to share with us?
You don’t have to be a professional with the best equipment to create stunning images. Don’t know what a certain setting or button on your camera does? Try it, research it, and try it again.
Get out of auto mode and discover what you’ve been missing. Never let the fear of the unknown limit you in your photography.
Lady vs Car vs Wall
(Spoiler alert: Concrete always wins)
While shooting a NMRA drag racing event, a colleague and I were set up track side to shoot Coyote Stock, a class of cars that is notorious for giant wheelies. The car, a beautiful Mustang Fox Body, does it’s burnout in the waterbox and stages.
I watch the tree lights change from yellow to green through my lens and the car launches. My continuous shutter is rapid firing images of the Mustang with its nose to the sky and the bumper nearly dragging the ground. The car is starting to drift a bit towards the wall as they sometimes do, so I continue shooting, not wanting to risk missing the perfect shot. The images are getting more action packed and exciting as the shutter count climbs, but so is the car that is still midair and suddenly aiming right for me.
I pause to quickly assess the situation with both eyes and realize, I’m potentially in a dangerous position. I manage to get to saftey before the car comes down hard and crashes against the wall right where I was standing. I managed to capture the before and after shot, but my colleague, who I immediately look for further down track to make sure he was okay, ended up with the crash footage as he confirms with a shout, “I got it!”
Other than hurt pride, driver of the Mustang was uninjured and the car, repairable.
Teamwork always makes the dream work. There is never a dull moment at the track!
What’s in your bag?
Cameras: Nikon D750, Nikon D7000
My go to lenses are: Nikon 24-120 2.8, Nikon 70-200 2.8, and the Nikon 300 2.8
All my equipment is held and fully trusted by my Blackrapid double breathe harness, by far my most comfortable and favorite accessory!!
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Great insight into getting the shots, despite the ever present danger!!!