A&P Darren Heath, sports photographer

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  1. MSTRBKR

    MSTRBKR New Member

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    This guy is supposedly one of the most respected photographers in motor racing.

    Me and a friend are having a discussion - I think its total crap and he thinks its a great photo.

    Personally it looks like he just accidently fired his camera at the track and managed to get Jenson Button flying past.

    Thoughts?
     
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    it would help to see more of his work
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    "oh, he's so creative!"

    that pic sucks.
     
  4. MSTRBKR

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    I'm undecided about the first. Clearly its very dark, but I'm not feeling it.
    2nd is better but the car is too blurred, same with the 3rd.

    :dunno:
     
  5. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    before I form an opinion I need to know if he shoots canon or nikon.
     
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    Oh look someone discovered shutter lag
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: :bigthumb:
     
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    I don't find them that amazing.
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    But seriously, the guy is legit.
     
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    MSTRBKR New Member

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    For the first picture atleast.
     
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    it's hard to say based on a couple photos. The first photo, unless you know what he's shooting, looks like blur and that's it. I have no idea what it is and what I should be looking at.
     
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    this is his gear form flickr

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    That first pic sucks. There is nothing interesting about it at all.
     
  16. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    If this is his style, then fine. I'm sure there's a market. Say you're a fan but don't want some redneck picture of a racecar in your fancy office, you can get an abstract like the first pic.
     
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    Shit I didn't know you could specialize on blurry pictures.

    BRB gonna go buy a really shitty telephoto and go take blurry pics at the local dirt track and sell it as art.
     
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    That being said he's a pro and obviously makes money doing this so he > me.
     
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    I do not understand his settings either.

    Camera details: Canon EOS1DS Mk3. 20mm lens. 1/10th second @ f22

    1/10th is pretty damn slow, but obviously he needs it to be slow because he's got it on f22 :wtf:

    Can anyone explain why these settings are even remotely appropriate for motorsports?
     
  21. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    wants to blur when it's bright and sunny and isn't using a ND
     
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    it's his style. seems it always has been.

    i have always found it distracting and annoying, and lets you forget about the real art of the cars.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    dont hate the guy is badass.

    you gotta remember these guys have been int he game a long while. They have built a great following and reputation on past work. So to get better and move forward they tend to get much more creative in their work.

    you are basing your judgment of a great photographer by a couple of his artistic shots.


    I mean damn these are some awesome shots
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    I wasn't that impressed with the ones in the first post, but looking at his portfolio and the images turbodude posted, he's taken some awesome shots
     
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    Yeah some of the others are great. But he can't pan for shit.
     

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