Technique

  • Jorge Lorenzo's helmet and Yamaha in parc ferme

    Copyright and Watermarks

    In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes, and that photographs posted on the Internet will be used without your permission. – Benjamin...

  • Photo Editor: Pedrosa Obscura

    Please click on the above image to view it larger. As I wrote on my gear description page, I carry two filters in my standard kit, one of them...

  • Jorge Lorenzo Le Mans Pit Lane by Scott Jones

    Photo Editor: Raw To The Rescue!

    I’ve observed that most of my colleagues in MotoGP shoot in JPG format. They tend not to do too much fine tuning of their images, but let the camera’s...

  • UPstrap camera strap

    Product Review: UpStrap Camera and Lens Straps

    Until the start of the 2013 MotoGP season I had been using a brand of camera strap that shall go unnamed, but it had as its two defining characteristics:...

  • Adobe Lightroom Key Words Keyword Sets

    Key Wording Workflow in Adobe Lightroom

    One of the main challenges of motor sports photography is managing the large number of images created each weekend. Your workflow (the process that begins with capturing images, continues...

  • HRC dashboard at Losail Qatar 2013

    Sometimes Timing is Everything

    If you watch much MotoGP you probably know how the mechanics move the bikes from the box to the pit lane and warm them up. Once I asked a...

  • Marco Melandri WSBK Laguna Seca 2014

    Photo Editor: Marco Melandri WSBK Grid 2014

    Marco on the grid for Race 1 at Laguna Seca, 2014. He would win this race and showed some intense concentration on the grid. I chose this photo to...

  • Chaz Davies helmet design Laguna Seca

    Photo Editor: Chaz Davies’s Fantastic Helmet Design

    At Laguna Seca, World Superbike’s ninth round in 2014, Welshman Chaz Davies brought a remarkable X-lite crash hat that, to me, stood out even among the other remarkable designs...

  • MotoGP photographers Mugello

    Motor Sports Photography as a Job

    I get emails from time to time asking questions about MotoGP photography or photography in general, and occasionally the answers I give might be interesting to others as well....

  • Dani Pedrosa Catalunya pit lane Honda

    Photo Editor: Dani Dismounts, Catalunya Test

    Pit lane, Catalunya, the Monday test after a thrilling MotoGp Round 7. Dani has come into the pits after a few laps, and is moving around the back of...

  • Acratech ball head

    Product Review: Acratech GV2 Ball Head (updated)

    For years I’ve been using the Manfrotto 488RC2 ball head with only one complaint: when used with a large lens, the single screw quick release plate tends to spin...

  • Nikon NPS Mirco Lazzari

    Where to invest your photo money…

    Facebook connection George Niaounakis sent me this question, and I thought it was interesting enough to answer in a blog post. He has kindly given me permission to do...

  • Nikon TC1.7E teleconverter tip

    The Best Nikon Teleconverter Tip I Know

    If you’re using any of Nikon’s current model teleconverters, either the TC-14E II (1.4x), the TC-17E II (1.7x), or the TC-20E II (2.0x), you may already have run into...

  • Jorge Lorenzo Losail pit lane 2013 Yamaha

    Por Fuera Halo – Rear Shutter Sync

    When I use a flash in pit lane, I set it to Rear Shutter Sync, which means that the flash fires just as the shutter closes. For long exposures...