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NASCAR Pits – Photo Essay

Friday August 14th, 2009 at 6:88 PM
Posted by: Photo-John

A PhotographyREVIEW.com community member invited me out to Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City for a NASCAR Western Division race. Jimmy B is an official inspector for NASCAR’s Western Division and arranged for me to get a pit pass. I went on a Friday with a couple of test cameras and spent a few hours walking around in pit lane and through the garages during morning practice.

NASCAR - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah

Frankly, I wasn’t really psyched to go shoot anything related to NASCAR. I like cars that go right as well as left so I’ve never been a NASCAR fan. But when the race gas fumes hit my nostrils I sort of quit caring about whether it was an oval track or not. Race gas is magic! Later, Jimmy told me that they actually race on a road course at Miller Motorsports Park. So next year I’m going to plan ahead and get a photo pass so I can shoot some racing.

For readers interested in the cameras or photo details, click on the photos to see a larger, higher-quality versions with exposure data on PhotographyREVIEW.com. Hover over the photos for captions. I used two cameras to shoot these photos, the Olympus E-P1 Micro Four Thirds camera and the Nikon D5000 digital SLR.

NASCAR - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
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NASCAR - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
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NASCAR Driver - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
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NASCAR - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
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NASCAR - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
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NASCAR - Miller Motorsports Park - Salt Lake City, Utah
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Photo-John is Managing Editor of PhotographyREVIEW.com, CarREVIEW.com’s photography and camera partner site. For expert and user reviews of digital cameras and all kinds of photography gear, visit PhotographyREVIEW.com.

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2 Responses to NASCAR Pits – Photo Essay

  1. Photo-John says:

    Thanks, Derek. I didn’t have much trouble with white balance and the Nikon D5000 – Adobe Lightroom makes adjusting it pretty easy. The Olympus is a little tougher because it isn’t supported by Lightroom yet so I have to use the clunky Olympus software for RAW adjustments and conversion.

  2. derek says:

    P-J, nice job with the photos. Especially with the garage shots and white balance. I know how hard it can be trying to get everything to show up inside a garage and lots of external light creating havoc with light balance.





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