Be a Mo­togp snap­per

From work ex­pe­ri­ence to pho­tograph­ing the rac­ing elite

Motorcycle News (UK) - - How The Hell -

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.”

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