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Best Friends

August 20, 2018

A couple days ago I was contacted by a friend of mine that seen a post on Facebook about a "best friend" photo shoot. She asked me if this was something that I could do and after thinking about it for a little bit, I figured I would give it a shot. I told her that we would see what happens and the worst case would be her and her friend would have a good time drinking some ice cold beers on a summer evening. Anyways I was quite pleased with the images that were made that night and here are a few of my favorites from the shoot.

Canon EOS 1d mkIV - Canon  70-200mm - ISO 400 - f2.8 - 1/500

Canon EOS 1d mkIV - Canon 85mm - ISO 400 - f4.5 - 1/200

Canon EOS 1d mkIV - Canon 50mm - ISO 400 - f4 - 1/320

Canon EOS 1d mkIV - Canon 85mm - ISO 400 - f4 - 1/1000

2018 Knoxville Nationals

August 14, 2018

This past weekend was the 58th Knoxville Nationals at the famed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville Iowa. Over the years I have had the privilege of covering this race for FlatOut Magazine and this year was no different other than the fact that I made the decision to go at the last minute, boy am I glad I went. Besides the awesome racing this event is a gathering of some of the best racing photographers in the country and its always great to catch up with them. 

Here are some of the images that I captured from the 2 nights that I was there. 

Outside Turn 2 is one of my favorite places to shoot from, its such a great angle to get the cars coming out of the corner. 

Canon EOS 1d mkIV -  Canon 300mm - ISO 800 - F6.3 - 1/500

One thing I really like to do is use a slow shutter speed  as the cars are on the back straightaway, it really gives the image a sense of speed.

Canon EOS 1d mkIV - Canon 70-200mm - ISO 2500 - F4.5 - 1\160

I have struggled with candid images in the past but this weekend I think I got some really good images. Here is defending Nationals Champion Donny Schatz as he prepares for the night.

Canon EOS 1d mkIII- Canon 85mm - ISO 800 - F1.8 - 1\50

Canon EOS 1d mkIII - Canon 85mm - ISO 400 - F1.8 - 1\600

Victory lane was restricted this year with limited spots for each publication since I made the decision late to go I had to improvise on my wing dance shots. I think I did a really nice job here.

Canon EOS 1d mkIV - Canon 70-200mm - ISO 4000 - F2.8 - 1\5000

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