KNOW YOUR SHUTTER SPEEDS FROM YOUR F STOPS
People are sometimes intimidated by the technical side of photography and simply turn the control dial and let the camera do everything for them in automatic mode. But if you are to get good, and most importantly, sharp, shots of McGuinness, Hutchy and co, you have to take some control of your kit. An afternoon spent with a good how-to-do-it manual and practicing with the camera will give you a decent working knowledge of how shutter speeds and apertures work together. This is important because the TT is one of the fastest races in the world and the biggest single reason for bad photographs of the action is that the pictures aren’t sharp. You need a very fast shutter speed – 1/1000th of a second or even less – to freeze the movement and you need to know how to set that for yourself. So dig out those
instructions and get practicing!