Last sunday I had the opportunity to shoot the FARA races, here in the Miami-Homestead Speedway. FARA (Formula and Automobile Racing Association) is an organization of auto racing that is primarily for amateurs or beginner drivers that will be compete with more experienced pilots in different classes.
This was my first time shooting a motor-sports event, so I learned a lot and had fun, one of the most challenging situations besides that the cars really go fast!!!, was the climate, it was pouring almost the whole day, so I tried to keep my gear as dry as possible using just plastic bags, fortunately it worked fine.
The gear I used was my Nikon D300, with the 80-400 and the 24-70, and I also carried a Gitzo monopod that was very useful for the bigger lens.
Earlier in the morning I concentrated in the boxes and garages, there are plenty of opportunities there for good images, as I was trying to gather as much as I can to help me tell the history, I also focused in drivers and technicians. Then went down to the track to try some panning and action shots.
Here is a gallery of the shots I most like from that day, it was fun and I’m looking forward to do it again…
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That’s all for now…