Monthly Archives: September 2015

More Racing

In August, I found the Quiet Car on an Amtrak train and headed down to Washington DC for another round of Red Bull Global Rallycross. Whenever I shoot a race, especially in a series that I shoot frequently, I challenge myself to concentrate on one aspect of the race and nail that shot. Of course, I still have to tell the whole visual story and get a good mix of drivers, racing, and victory photos – but I also work hard to push through cliches or perfect areas where I could use a little more technical expertise. In DC, a lot of the Ford Fiestas were shooting fire out the exhaust going around the turns, so I concentrated on getting solid shots of that. It’s tricky – the fireball only lasts a fraction of a second, and that fraction of a second might happen in between shots even in burst mode. I think I nailed it though! Full race gallery is featured on TheGarageBlog.

Ken Block GRC DC

I just returned from the West Coast this past Monday for another round of GRC. Los Angeles was a long weekend with a double header – one day of practice and two days of racing. LA is in the middle of a drought so I was surprised yet happy that it was overcast for the Saturday races. Sunday I wasn’t so lucky and the sun was bright and glaring. Still – a successful three days of shooting with my favorite things: dirt, dramatic clouds, and race cars.

Block Spin

Brian Deegan

 

 

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Photo District News

Something really exciting happened over the summer, and it’s finally on the news stands – the September issue of Photo District News. PDN is a print and online magazine dedicated to the photo industry – photographers, gear, software, and everything surrounding that. When I got an email from them asking if they could interview me about shooting motorsports for their “What’s My Niche” section, of course I said yes. I’m not a small bit proud, either, that it’s an issue focusing on female photographers.

Washington Post’s In Sight Blog picked up on the issue and featured ten photographers from this month’s publication that they think you should know. I’m pretty blown away to be in such good company. Thank you, Amy Wolff, David Walker, and Nicole Crowder.

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