Apparently, in order to improve your photography you should go out of your comfort zone and shoot something that you don’t normally shoot. I had the opportunity to go with a friend of mine to watch his brother race at Glan Y Gors Park. It was a sunny day with intermittent cloud cover, this meant I had shots that either came out really sunny or dull. I also had to quickly learn how to pan with the karts and use a shutter speed slow enough to get the wheels spinning but fast enough to make up for the lack of panning skill. (It’s easier to photograph military jets at the mach loop I think!)
I had about 5 hours of racing to practise and I think I eventually got some shots that I can call decent. I was limited to the spectators area and couldn’t get ‘track-side’ to get varied shots. This might improve my landscape photography, but if I have to start panning landscapes I better take up mountain rescue and mountain climbing!
Below are a few shots of the karting that I like enough to share, click to view larger sized images.