Didn’t managed to get tickets for race day…but these are some pictures that I have managed to captured on qualifying races on Saturday. Honestly, the lessons that I have learnt from the Cahier’s talk on F1 Photography has been rather helpful. Personally, my leanings are…
1. Always use manual focus, i.e. pin point the focal point 1st prior to even the car zooming past you. It will be very difficult to autofocus when behind the fence.
2. Get a long lens! My 70-200 F2.8 L coupled with a 1.4x extender is still short and cannot get close enough to the action.
3. To freeze motion of the car, try to go for 1/500 of 1/640 for shuttle speed
4. Getting a tact sharp image is more important than the noise, so dial the ISO Speed to 800 and reduce with noise cleanup software like noise ninja, etc.
5. Try to bring a tripod and go into the spot you want early. The crowd can be that rowdy and push you along quite a bit.
6. A monopod is a definitely a must.
7. Buy tickets way in advance.
Stayed for more then.