Drag Racing Art
Over the years that Janet and I have been using our cameras to record race track memories, she has always been more artistic than me. A friend of ours is the publisher of a well-known racing magazine, and I have always followed his axioms for what photographs to publish. Several photographic elements may apply only to circle track racing, but there is crossover to drag racing. Basically, you record what the fan actually sees. If the track is flat, don't tilt your camera to indicate otherwise. Don't turn night into day or change the colors in Photoshop. Minor adjustments are okay, but no major photoshopping.
However, every once in awhile, it's fun to play around. The results can be disastrous or great, depending on your point of view. The first time I saw High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, I was totally blown away and really excited to see photography "art." However, after awhile, many photographers jumped on the bandwagon. In my opinion, it was just a little too much! I still believe there are good ways to use HDR or photo processing software to make "art." One good use is for sponsors of the race cars. An artistic, stylized photo looks good in the corporate office! In our spare time, Janet and I have been playing around with a few of our photos to make them more artistic. Below are some examples of our work.
We can "stylize" almost any photo. So if you see something you like, just email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the mail button at the top of the page. We do not have set pricing for this work because the costs depends on the time involved. But like all our other pricing, we try to keep it reasonable.
And we hope this weekend's weather forecast gets better, so we can see everyone at the track.
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