Dave gets up early to document everything that happens in the course of a day at a working racetrack, while sharing tips and tricks he’s learned over a career that spans 30 years. You’ll learn about all the gear he uses, how to set up a remote camera, the importance of choosing the background in each of your shots, why you should focus on the small details as much as the wider panorama to help tell the story, and so much more!
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Join Dave on the track as he introduces the class and goes over the gear he is going to use for the shoot.
Dave wraps up his gear overview.
The day at the track starts in the early morning hours, and Dave is on location ready to capture the pre-dawn activity.
Shooting before sunrise requires creative approaches to locking in focus and working with available light.
Capturing close-up details helps to tell the story of the place as much as the wide panoramic shots.
Look behind the action and make sure your background is free of distraction.
Dave walks through the gear and the process of setting up a camera to be positioned and triggered remotely.
When placing a remote camera you need to work within the rules and guidelines of the property owners.
The top of the stretch is Dave's favorite place to shoot horse racing.
Timing is that hardest part of shooting the start of the race.
Little details around the track help to fill out the story of a day at the track.
There are lot's of color and crowds around the paddock as horses are paraded around before the start of a race.
Panning the camera at a slow shutter speed is a great way to show the subject in motion.
Choosing your background is always an important consideration while waiting for the race to start.
Dave shares his process for making his selects at the end of a shoot.
The process of choosing your selects is almost a skill unto itself.
Dave wraps up the class with a review of what was covered before leaving the track.
As a freelance photographer for over 30 years Dave's work has primarily centered on the sports industry for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek and the award winning TV…