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It’s all about taste

It’s funny, you never know what people are going to like. As a photographer, you know what you like and what makes a good photograph technically speaking, but in the end will people like it?  If you’re a professional, will people pay for it? I put some photos up on...

Paddling the Black River

Its been ten long years. The last time I went paddling in any kind of boat was in 2006 when I last lived in Raleigh. Back then, Laura (of whitewater wedding fame) took a few of us out to paddle at midnight in the cooling pool of the nuclear power...

The time machine

Yes, believe it or not, this is a silent film!  This race is at the kart track in Quyon, Quebec, about 1981-1982. The track was opened in 1977 and the Quyon Racing Club used the track for many years for it’s karting championship.  It has been expanded significantly over the...

The power of a photograph

I was texting with my daughter the other day and we got to talking about some old family photographs I’d recently posted on FB — ones of she and her late mother that she’d never seen before. I could tell she was affected by them and she said happily that...

Jon Snadden (1952-2015)

This morning we lost a very special friend, Jon Snadden. Jon had been in hospital for a while and passed away peacefully this morning surrounded, as I understand it, by his family. Although I hadn’t seen Jon in many years, his friendship still meant a lot to me. You see,...

Oscar’s new connection

Wow… this film business stuff is pretty neat. I was on blogtalkradio.com today talking with host Brian AND with CHRIS BERRY from 12 Years a Slave(!!!…) about what we’re doing with our Indie film Awakening and how we’re premiering it online. Chris is shown here (right) with lead actor Chiwetel...

Racing car photography – lessons from Heath

“Whatever you do in life, it’s important to have a brand.  You’ve got to give people a reason to remember who you are.” Darren Heath is one of the world’s best in racing car photography. In this interview with Mario Muth, he shares experiences and lessons in this difficult field of endeavor....

Impressions: Tamron 150-600mm

Back when I started shooting racing cars in the digital era, I had two Nikon cameras and a 300mm f2.8 telephoto lens that I’d picked up second hand.  Even though a 2X multiplier restricted it to f5.6, it was still a fantastic lens.  Assuming I did my job correctly, everything...

Finally, a new website!

The new website is finally up!  RacingCarPhotos.com It’s been coming for a long time – the old one was flash-based and was geared to the old way that Google found sites to index, so it was certainly a long overdue milestone. The new one is a non-flash, responsive design (so...

Glasgow redemption

Glasgow redemption – after Thursday nights shenanigans (read about them here), Friday was a new day — a wet day, but a new day nonetheless (would it really be Glasgow without rain?) We had planned to meet my cousin Lindsey in town and Jackie had an art appointment later in...