Be a Motogp snapper
From work experience to photographing the racing elite
Gareth started in BSB, then worked through WSB and into Motogp. He’s been with top bike racing pic agency Gold and Goose for nine years.
“I started out by taking ‘Futures in Photography’ at university. I then sent my portfolio to a bunch of companies and a magazine offered to let me go on shoots. I was offered a placement and eventually got into the bike snapping industry! Here are some top tips for taki≠ng the perfect picture…
“When photographing your mates riding, use the different settings and shutter speeds available.
“Opt for some side-on pans and remember you don’t want to be too close as the shot won’t work. Try starting at 320/sec and gradually slow the shutter speed down to make the bike look faster by the background showing more motion.
“Hold your camera securely. Then move smoothly keeping the bike in the same part of the frame while pressing the shutter button.
“Your friend only needs to ride at 40-50mph too and make them position themselves on the bike like they’re doing 150.”