Sports photography is one discipline that places some heavy requirements on your gear. Besides the right lens, you need the right camera as well. What should be the foundation for your choice here? There are countless cameras on the market, but not all of them are suitable for sports photography. Based on my practical experience, I’ve written up some criteria that you should follow if you don’t want to make a misstep.
Photographing motor sports is not at all just about capturing buzzing bikes and cars. At races, you’re also taking background portraits and reportage photos, for example, and some of those pictures are closest genre-wise to landscape photography. But when it comes to editing, you’ll still be spending the most time on the main heroes—the racing vehicles. And that’s what I’ll be exploring in this article. I’ll be using three examples to show you the edits that are most commonly needed to make your racing photos shine.
At the end of September, the photographer and athletics enthusiast Aleš Gräf will head out to Doha, Qatar, where this year’s World Athletics Championship will be held. He’s being sent