Races and practice sessions running in full, harsh
afternoon light challenges every photographer. This year
the ALMS raced on a reconfigured Miller Motorsports
Park. Gone were the inside loops and numerous great
photo locations. In return the drivers and fans had a
faster and more concise course. New challenges and
opportunities remained for the photographers.
A bond exists at the highest levels of the professional
ranks, no matter what the field of photography, where
snappers will share titbits of information, suggest a shot
or location, or loan a piece of gear if need be. Mutual
trust and respect must be earned and is not given
lightly. Across the pond Brits Brooks and Lister are on
the list and stateside Chenet, Lefebure Thawley, Sykes
and a few others complete the Corps. The Porsche
photog from Pennsylvania gave the funniest line on the
year - a loud quip on a crowed photo stand regarding
letterhead - left all but one photographer in stitches. His
point: Being a professional is far more than holding down
the shutter button and having a "spray and pray"
mentality when shooting images.
Many thanks for the creator of Miller Motorsports Park, "
the Creator" for the backgrounds, the professional
snappers for inspiration and motivation, and the ALMS
family for the best subjects in any viewfinder. You all
helped enormously in a half way decent weekend of
Enjoy the pics.