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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.

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