When you get the opportunity to do a photoshoot with a dragster you basically have two options. You either take it somewhere completely out of context, or you shoot it at Santa Pod. I did the latter. I love shoots like this, good light, relaxed atmosphere and plenty of time to get what you need. I’ll show you my favourite shots in this blog but if you want to read the full write up then head on over to #FUELTOPIA. Thanks for Santa Pod for letting me use the main strip.
Welcome to Lydden Hill Drift Day from the 22nd of March. Now I will be the first to admit, I have never been to a practice day. I never really saw the point, I mean why go? I’d rather go to a round of the British Drift Championship… Well my ignorance was not warranted. A practice day means that a lot of the tension in the atmosphere is lost, people are all about having fun and skidding with mates. There is also a lot more cars and a lot of different skill levels. It also means you can see your mates skid (if they can actually do so). I will hand on heart say that I will be back and go again, I had a blast! And by the looks of the skidding, so did the drivers.
On the weekend we headed down to Richmond Park in West London. I have to say it was pretty awesome, the light was perfect the air was crisp. Here are some photos from our afternoon.
Wondering around through town, getting dragged through shops…
I had to entertain myself. (Selfies FTW)
After browsing around the shops it’s time for coffee, before heading out to snap some candids.
Finishing up with some beard hunting! Look how happy he is! That’s because he has a beard!
Event photography is not normally my forte but shooting a fashion event with a band playing is something that piqued my interest.
Having a production light rig set-up to compliment the band and the models really was a treat. So much atmosphere and drama.
By the way, this event was dark, REAL DARK! In fact it was the first time that I had used my camera above ISO800! On my 50D, I hate shooting above ISO640 so when I had to shoot at ISO3200 I was concerned about the amount of noise that would be present.
I ended up really enjoying this kind of photography, it was nice to learn something new, it is good to be forced out of your comfort zone.