Drive time

Ja­son Par­nell-Brookes talks through some handy tech­niques that will help take your rally pic­tures to pole po­si­tion

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Six ways to shoot mo­tor­sports

The right shut­ter speed is key in achiev­ing an im­age that is sharp and gives a sense of speed

Tak­ing clear ac­tion shots of fast-paced sports, such as rally rac­ing, may sound hard, es­pe­cially with ev­ery­thing zip­ping by so quickly, but it is pos­si­ble. Breathe, take time to en­joy it and to plan your shots, and you’ll get a se­lec­tion of pho­tographs to be proud of.

You’ll need to keep your Nikon steady and smooth. Pan­ning is also an im­por­tant tech­nique to master, and the right shut­ter speed is key to achiev­ing an im­age that is not only sharp, but that also gives a sense of speed.

We went to leg nine of the 2016 World Rally Cham­pi­onships in Trier, Ger­many, to take our shots. This event boasts the best driv­ers and ve­hi­cles in the world, tear­ing around at break­neck speeds, but you should be able to shoot sim­i­lar images at any lo­cal rally.

With the cars rip­ping around the course, let’s see what you need to do to get win­ning shots.

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