27
Jun

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It has been three years since I made the trip to the rolling hills of the wine country to cover NASCAR as they raced around the winding turns of Infineon Raceway. NASCAR has 38 races a year and only two of them occur on tracks with left and right turns. This is the first road course of the season. It makes things a pain in the ass for drivers as well as us photographers.

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Posted in California, Me, NASCAR, Racing, San Francisco, Scenic, Sports   | 9 Comments
30
Apr

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Every once in awhile a crash occurs that has the sports world talking for days. Carl Edwards experienced one of those crashes when he went airborne on the last lap of the Aarons 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway. With its location in the tri-oval plus occuring on the last lap it would be one of the most photographed NASCAR crashes ever. Sadly I wouldn’t be one of the many photographers who would have their coolest crash shot ever. Read on to see my failure.

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Posted in Me, NASCAR, Pocket Wizard, Racing, Sports, Talladega   | 11 Comments
28
Jan

A little over a week ago I was notified that I had won the 2008 Motorsports Photographer of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). It is the second time in the last three years that I was fortunate enough to win the title. On top of Photographer of the Year I won my first Photo of the Year award for my shot of the drag boat crash. Continue on to see more of the images from my portfolio.

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Posted in Boat Racing, California, Drag Racing, Me, NASCAR, NHRA, Portraits, Racing, Sports   | 27 Comments
29
Dec

2008 was a good year for me covering NASCAR, and although for the second straight year I shot less races than the year before I feel I produced many more quality photos in the shorter time span. Continue reading to check out some of my favorite NASCAR photos from 2008. Be sure to click the photos with the INMOTION logo beneath to see the full sequence from the shots.

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Posted in Dover, Kansas, NASCAR, P.I.R., Portraits, Racing, Sports, Talladega   | 11 Comments
10
Nov

If the Phoenix International Raceway wasn’t 30 miles from my house I doubt I would come to this race. While it is a fun track to drive on its not quite as fun as a fan. So instead of hanging out waiting for some action I decided to really put in 100% effort and try and kick some ass. Continue reading to see what I came up with.

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Posted in Desert, Me, NASCAR, P.I.R., Racing, Scenic, Sports   | 13 Comments
03
Nov

With my insanely too busy schedule these days I rarely get the chance to shoot smaller sports, so when the chance presents itself I go nuts and do my best to produce interesting imagery. Continue on to see what I came up with in my three days in Sin City.

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Posted in Desert, Drag Racing, NHRA, Pocket Wizard, Portraits, Racing, Sports   | 21 Comments
04
Oct

Nikon D3, 80-200mm, 500iso, f5, 1/640th

The Craftsman Truck Series race is usually one of the best races I shoot all year. Sadly this year was the exception to the rule and all my best images during the race were of the drunk fans.

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Posted in NASCAR, Racing, Sports, Talladega   | 8 Comments
13
Sep

Nikon D200, 10.5mm, 400iso, f6.3, 1/5000th

Photographer/blog3ger Robert Benson from San Diego recently wrote a feature about my use of remotes for sports photography. It was a fun interview that made for a good story so be sure to head over to his blog to read the story.

http://www.robertbenson.com/blog3/archives/428

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Posted in Pocket Wizard, Racing, Remote Camera, Sports   | 7 Comments
02
Sep

Nikon D3, 24-70mm, 2000iso, f2.8, 1/800th

After a late night shooting NFL the previous day it was a 45 minute flight over to Ontario, CA to shoot my first nascar race in nearly two months. While this race is typically one of the most boring races of the year I continue to go because of the great light. I wasn’t disappointed!

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Posted in NASCAR, Racing, Sports   | 12 Comments

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