Jun 10, 2008

NHRA Nationals

Recently I got the chance to shoot something new - the NHRA Nationals Drag Races at Heartland Park Topeka. I'm helping MB Piland Advertising with a new TV/Radio campaign for the track - so when the opportunity to shoot drag racing came up I volunteered. I had full media access, so I got to shoot from the line. When that first dragster raced by it felt like it would knock me to the ground. Damn! It's loud and fast and fun. I've learned that it's good idea to spend some time watching the shooters who actually know what they're doing - where they stand, what they shoot, lenses they use, etc. My Adidas golf hat probably gave me away as a "novice." But I got the hang of it quickly and got some good stuff. I'm looking forward to going back again soon.

The number of requests for shooting assignments has steadily increased this year. And, I've had several opportunities to shoot events and situations that are totally new to me. That's exciting and a little scary at the same time. I haven't bombed one yet - and hopefully that never happens. I have my first wedding this coming weekend. I'll let you which I enjoy more.


Earl said...

Nice work. I always hated shooting this stuff. Glad you like it.

Bruce L. Snell said...

Looks like you've been doing this all your life... you've got a real knack for this.

I'm anxious to hear about the wedding next week. Keep us posted.