The world of motorsports encompasses a wide variety of competitive events. Road and rally car, motorcycle and dirt bike, and even a snowmobile are just a few of the motor vehicles used to race and entertain millions of fans. The excitement and rush of motorsport racing definitely is appealing to a certain type of photographer in the community.
Being a photographer in the world of motorsports involves much more than just pointing and shooting. With fast moving machines, flying debris, variable weather, complex shooting locations, and a lot of different subject ideas, there are many factors to consider if you’re going to take a series of images that will stand out among the rest.
Like any subject, taking quality images and telling a good story are two major areas that photographers could focus on to take their racing photos up a notch. Check out the links at the end of this post to find some really helpful racing photography tips and resources.
Here’s a selection of some excellent examples of racing photography selected from our Flickr group. If you submit your photos to this group, we may feature your work in a future post.
Racing Photography Resources
Want to take your images to the next level at your next motorsport event? Then check out our list of recommended articles below.
Popular Photography – Tips From a Pro: Racing Photographer Jamey Price
Jamey Price is a successful race photographer who has been up close photographing some of the biggest races in the world. He shares some of his tips and techniques in this excellent and comprehensive interview.
Exposure Guide – Motor Racing Photography Tips
From choosing the right location on the racetrack to perfecting your motion shots, this blog post offers great tips, gear recommendations, and the best settings to capture really great racing images.
Amateur Photographer – How to take stunning car racing images
This article offers 10 great motor racing photography tips to help you maximize your chances at capturing the best shot.
DPS – Tips for Photographing Auto Racing
Digital Photography School walks through angles, focus, panning, and many more techniques for current and aspiring racing photographers.
Photofocus – Professional Car Racing Photography: A Personal Diary
Scott Bourne walks through a day in the life of a photographer at a national-level motorsports event. From photography techniques to gear to basic essentials needed to make sure your day goes smoothly, Bourne discusses it all in this comprehensive article.