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LE MANS 24

Anyone done the Le Mans 24h race before? This is my first year covering the race, I would appreciate some advice. If anyone is driving there from the UK and has a free seat in his car, I’d chip in to the expenses.

by Daniel Deme at 2011-04-13 17:20:03 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

11 Jun 2011 00:06
Dan… Like all car races there is a lot of real estate to cover so…

1. Get there days in advance and have a map of the course.
2. Find as many shooting spots as possible. You’ll probably need some way to get around so you might want to befriend other photogs for transport around the course.
3. Plan your physical needs…food, sleep, etc.. No not that other thingie, but don’t count out getting lucky. ;)
4.Try to pre-visualize your shots and then execute them
5.Make yourself be seen and friendly.
6. Have fun.
Wish I were there.
Cheers, G.

by Gregory Sharko | 13 Apr 2011 23:04 | Brooklyn, New York, United States | | Report spam→
Don’t forget that much of the action is in the infield. The race fans are always worth a look. Good luck and remember your earplugs.

by John Robert Fulton Jr. | 14 Apr 2011 12:04 | Irving, Texas, United States | | Report spam→
Gregory is right. There is a lot of real estate there. I once drove the course (not during the race), much of which is on public roads, and there is a a lot of space.

My impression is that shooting an auto race effectively requires a subject focus. There will be a zillion colorful shots of cars in action, many of which will be at least quasi-cliches. But it is the people stories that often describe best what is behind this sport. Pick a few people in various very different roles and try to follow them.

by [former member] | 14 Apr 2011 12:04 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks a lot guys. Well, I’ll need to get there on the day of the race, pretty early. My agency screwed up and started looking for accommodation too late, there is nothing in a 50 mile radius. Hope they won’t kick me out of the press room if I put a blanket down during the night of the race and get a nap. Camping? DO you mean you can put a tent down near the race track?

by Daniel Deme | 18 Apr 2011 21:04 | London, United Kingdom | | Report spam→

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Daniel Deme, Press Photographer Daniel Deme
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