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Drift Allstars: Setting the scene

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Drift Allstars has FINALLY returned to London and this time the setting was the iconic Olympic stadium in Stratford. I for one was positively shaking with anticipation at what would be unleashed this weekend and it looks like I wasn’t the only one. The excitement in the air was thicker than the tyre smoke. Well almost, some of the drivers were reducing visibility down to a few meters. And more than likely shaving a few years off of life expectancy due to smoke inhalation. Did anyone mind? No! If anything it only amped the crowd up more! This time the paddock was restricted access only mean that spectators were straining to get a glimpse of the favourite drifters, during the event people were clambering on any obstacle to gain an elevation advantage over the deep crowds stacked against metal railings. The pressure was momentarily released when punters were allowed in for the drivers signing session and to get up close the weapons on display. Then nerves were once again fraught as the Top 16 battles began. I will leave the report for you to find over on Drift Allstars but it had to be one of the strangest finishes I have ever seen in drifting but congratulations to Piotr Wiecek who drove PHENOMENALLY all weekend!

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Stay tuned for next installation which will showcase the talent from the weekend…

SHOOTINGDAVE

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Team Bonkers

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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.

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SHOOTINGDAVE

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Richmond Park

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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.

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SHOOTINGDAVE

 

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Typical Weekend

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What do I do when I am not being a #FUELTOGRAPHER ? Well I normally head into town with my girlfriend and do a spot of street photography.

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Wondering around through town, getting dragged through shops…

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I had to entertain myself. (Selfies FTW)

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After browsing around the shops it’s time for coffee, before heading out to snap some candids.

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Finishing up with some beard hunting! Look how happy he is! That’s because he has a beard!

SHOOTINGDAVE

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Shoreditch Fashion Show

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Event photography is not normally my forte but shooting a fashion event with a band playing is something that piqued my interest.

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Having a production light rig set-up to compliment the band and the models really was a treat. So much atmosphere and drama.

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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.

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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.

SHOOTINGDAVE