How to photograph Motor Racer
This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph professionals and Motor Racer. As always, when taking pictures of people there are things to think about and below you will also find both camera and lens recommendations.
When trying to capture certain professionals you want the picture and the surroundings to say something, showing the audience that this is a Motor Racer and not something completely different. Perhaps the Motor Racer has an enviroment that you can clearly connect to their profession. A baker has his bakery, a pilot his cockpit and so on.
A professional portrait does not have to be a direct portrait, and if you are photographing the Motor Racer - just let him or her work as usual and you will try to capture them in their everyday life as Motor Racer? Of course, you can combine the editorial pictures with more portrait like pictures to get a complete coverage of the Motor Racer.
When taking editorial pictures it is really nice to have either a wide angle (such as 14-24 or 16-35mm) or a normal zoom lens (24-70mm etc). That will give you a lot of coverage in most situations and enviroments.
Moving on to the portraits it is really nice to use lenses with a maximum aperture value around f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8 or f/2. When using lenses like this you can really make the eyes or details to pop out and be sharp and crisp while the rest of the image can be a bit blurry. And this can both be normal prime lenses (as 35mm/f1.4, 50mm/f1.8 etc) as well as telephoto prime lenses (such as 85/f1.8, 105/f2.8 etc).
And remember, it is always worth getting a bit uncomfortable in order to get the best picture of the Motor Racer. Ask the Motor Racer if you can join them for a working day, no matter where and in what surroundings. Dare to get a bit dirty and your clients will definately appreciate the effort afterwards.
Best cameras for photographing Motor Racer
Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing professionals and Motor Racer.
|Product name||Release date||Type||Sensor|
|Nikon Z7||2018||Mirrorless||Full frame|
|Canon EOS 6D Mark II||2017||DSLR||Full frame|
|Canon EOS R3||2021||Mirrorless||Full frame|
Best lenses for photographing Motor Racer
Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing professionals and Motor Racer. You can also view all of our lenses or start by selecting your camera and then see which lenses that are compatible.
|Product name||Release date|
|Canon EF 85mm f/1,2 L II USM||2006|
|Canon EF 50mm f/1,4 USM||1993|
|Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM||1992|
Images of other professionals
Here are a few images of professionals that might inspire you. Perhaps these can give you ideas on how to best photograph your Motor Racer? Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and lens they were shot and with which settings.