Photography at the Track

No matter what kind of camera you use, photographing race cars on the track can be a challenge. The typical recipe mixes high ISO, fast shutter speed, and a long lens with a large aperture. Toss in a high frame-per-second continuous shooting mode and with a little practice you can make great-looking photographs of fast-moving cars. That’s the kind of advice that makes me...

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Book Review: Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974

Most people get their love of a particular car marque from their parents. My Dad was a Chevy man but I’ve always liked imports and for American cars, preferred Fords. I think it was because Dad was a strong union man and worked at Bethlehem Steel, which wasn’t far from the Fisher Body plant that produced Malibu’s and Chevelle‘s. While I’m...

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Niki Lauda at Watkins Glen – 1972

“Whenever I see something that challenges me, I take it on.”—Niki Lauda The 1972 United States Grand Prix was held on October 8, 1972 at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York. Jackie Stewart, having just lost his World Champion’s crown to Emerson Fittipaldi, dominated the entire weekend with pole, win and fastest lap and completed...

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All Oil Is Not the Same

In a recent studio, AAA found that synthetic oil outperformed conventional oil by an average of nearly 50 percent, offering vehicles significantly better engine protection for only $5 more per month when following a factory-recommended oil change schedule. To protect vehicle engines, particularly those that operate in extreme conditions, AAA urges drivers to consider a...

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Infrared Car Photography? Why Not.

I’ve shot infrared photographs at car shows before but usually at events held on the grass where there with lots of trees to add to the whole IR effect. Inspired by my friend, Mark Toal, who wrote a post on our sister blog Mirrorless Photo Tips called “Infrared Is My New Black & White” I decided to take my Panasonic Lumix G5 that had been converted to IR-only...

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Top Tips About Tires

This week is National Tire Safety Week. After all, the tires are the only part of your vehicle that touches the road. Here a few tire safety and maintenance tips provided by Bridgestone. Full disclosure: Mary’s Ford Escape runs Continental tires, her Mercedes Benz 350 SLK is shod with staggered Kumhos. My Mercedes Benz CLA 250 runs Michelin Sport Pilots is the summer and...

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