LA Horstman Photography | NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway

NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway

April 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

Well, if there's anything one can say about life.. it's that it can be very unpredictable! A couple of weeks back, I was invited to shoot Kyle Busch during his race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Ironically, I was born in Fontana, and quite frankly, never expected to return there. But here I was, in the pits photographing one of the top NASCAR drivers of our time. My comfortable realm of 30 second long exposures was not going to cut it here.  I learned very quickly that to capture a guy that is moving at 200+ mph.. I was going to have to increase my shutter speed to the tune of 1/5000. To compensate, I also raised my ISO into some uncharted territories.  In hindsight, I wish I had brought my second body as the downtime between pit-stops was just as fun to shoot. But.. it required some quick setting changes in between.  I can't thank KBM, @Pelican_Life and Buggy Whips Inc enough for making this unexpected dream come true! 

To see more images from NASCAR Sunday.. please visit my full gallery located in the commercial section of my website !

 


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