DO YOUR RESEARCH
For most fans who visit the TT, it is just a matter of turning up where there is a decent vantage point that is near a pub or a burger van. But if you are going to take pictures you have to think a bit more laterally! There is nothing as frustrating as being stuck in somewhere that is crap for pictures for a whole race. There are a few key things that have to be taken into account as to whether or not a spot will be good for snaps. What are the backgrounds like? Can you take more than one type of shot in the same area? What way will the light fall on that particular bit of road (remember the light during practice week – in the evening – will be
very different to that of race week)? What will the bikes be doing at that place on the course? You can answer some of these questions by looking at books (I have a selection for sale) and magazines like this on one, scouring the internet for ideas and inform mation and by doing a recce yoursel f. Put the hours in beforehan nd and it will all
pay off ff in the end!
The Island has some spectacular scenery –use it!
Make sure youframe your subject carefully.