I got tickets for a race meet at the world famous Brands Hatch Race Circuit, courtesy of my cousin Mike and The YPM racing club.
What an awesome opportunity to learn/practise panning :)
I took along the amazing Canon 5DSR and the 70D, The Canon L series 70-200mm and my trusty 50mm too.
I made a schoolboy error of fixing my aperture at f2.8, next time I'm definitely going to play with that some more, f4 may have been a better starting point. I set the shutter speed at 1/80 so I could get some movement and have a chance of getting some details too, ISO was adjusted as the cloud and drizzle came and went. I used AI focus and set the L lens to stabilise option 1.
I wasn't able to get really close to the action so had my cousin help me choose a great spectator spot, I followed the action down a fast sloping corner to a nice straight.
The idea of this shoot was to get as clear a shot as possible whilst capturing the speed and drama, I used a slow continuous setting and a bit of a 'spray and pray' method. I picked a rider at the top of the corner, set a spot on the bike and tried to move at the same speed as they did whilst popping of shots along the way.
It was great fun and I got some exciting shots too. I've got the bug, love that fast action look.
Hope you guys like the pictures as much as I liked taking them.