I know it's been awhile since we've been posting anything on the forums but we've been doing a ton of Event Photography while at home in Michigan. What this consists of is attending the events, shooting thousands of images, editing them for a gallery we will later upload to our website and do all of this within a day or two of the event.
Here is one of the events we attended which is actually a biker event that has a Figure 8 crash-up derby at night. This was great Redneck fun to watch and I'll be the first one to admit, both Cindy and I couldnt get enough of it. One race, a car t-boned another which caused a roll over. When the driver crawled out onto the car, the crowd erupted when they found out it was a girl driver who was majorly pissed off that the car wouldnt re-start due to it being flooded from sitting upside down.
Some of the cars that raced the best were the front wheel drive cars. The rear wheels would barely be hanging on yet the front end would keep dragging the car around the track.
This is one of those events I've never understood, but it's usually a crowd favorite. The bring in this big choppers and smoke off the back tire till it almost pops. Who ever can burn off the tire the most wins the prize, which is usually a new tire?! This guy was the winner and risked a $60,000 chopper when he filled the entire fairgrounds with thick smoke from the huge rear tire
I'll post a few more events in different topics just to show that I havent forgotten everyone, just a different field that doesnt really fit this forum
well those are certainly....interesting. Those races are kinda weird, to me personally. the shots you took where good...the rolling of the car is nice.
"its the little things that make all the difference" I'm a.k, a highschool student and learning all the things the Canon Rebel XSI can offer...advice is more then welcome. (: *photo editing okay* http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpiresphotographer
Looks like a lot of fun! I like the rollover pics best.
Someyear I need to make it to the "Annual Redneck Games" held near here. Been ongoing since the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 with events like the bellyflop contest (into mud), bobbing for pigs feet, and the like. Nice stop-action shot of a bellyflop into mud would be a winner!
Who says you gotta go to the Opera to have a good time?
The Redneck games is a must attend for entertaining value and I'm sure we'd all come away with hundreds of great shots!!
Luca, I couldnt agree more with the environmentally idioticness of that tire burning contest, but who am I to decide. It's the one event this summer that I sold a ton of photos from because they all love to see themselves doing crazy stuff.
That one event, we sold about 20 photos from, then the Supermoto race, we sold even more than that. So the event photography has been good this summer, but still not paying the bills I guess that's what the weddings are for!