Finding the formula for motorsport success

Action and drama from the world of Formula One through the eyes of a top motorsport photographer.
Motorsports photographer Andrew Hone talks to CPN writer Mark Alexander about panning shots, the demands of shooting F1 and finding a replacement for his stolen go-to lens…

andrewhone02aRefining your skills as a photographer can take a lifetime. In fact, most photographers admit the process never really ends with new equipment and an assortment of techniques providing a never-ending bounty of possibilities. Distilling just a few of these into your photographic trick bag can be a lifelong ambition.

andrewhone02b andrewhone02c andrewhone02d andrewhone02e andrewhone02f andrewhone02gAndrew Hone, a motorsports photographer who covers F1 for LAT Images as a freelancer and previously for Getty Images, has done just that and more, carving out a career based around his ability to freeze action while also creating artistic, almost abstract sports imagery. Add to that telling portraits and an uncanny knack of picking out the smallest detail of a speeding racing car, and you can see why Hone’s instinctive flair and range of skills come into their own on race day.

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Finding the formula for motorsport success
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Creative endurance

Creative endurance: 24hrs of pressure with the EOS-1D X
Top motorsport photographer and Canon Ambassador Frits van Eldik tackled his biggest race of the year recently: the logistical leviathan that is Le Mans, a 24 hour endurance race held in France. He explains to CPN Editor David Corfield what it takes to cover one of the world’s most famous motorsport events…

FritsvanEldik06aPorsche made a sensational return to Le Mans this year, and here is the winning car at speed with the lights of the grandstands behind. Taken on a Canon EOS-1D X with an EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 185mm; the exposure was 1/15sec at f/10, ISO 400.

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Creative endurance: 24hrs of pressure with the EOS-1D X
Frits van Eldik Photography

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First off the Grid | Anthony Rew

Anthony Rew has gained his Licentiateship of the MPA in an unusual discipline demanding a great variety of skills – motorsports photojournalism.

AnthonyRew05a AnthonyRew05b AnthonyRew05c“I started learning studio work with a local professional, Alan Craig, and we formed a business together. More recently I was introduced by a friend at a football game in Florida to Richard Dole, one of the world’s finest motorsport photographers and now a great friend.”

First off the Grid | Anthony Rew
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