Composition for Traditional (historic) Motosports?
I have a very strong passion for motorsport and motorsport history, and in Australia we do have some good clubs with regular track days, race meets and social outings (although it nowhere near as big as the Euro, UK and US scene)
I'm also very intrigued with period motorsports photography. (see pic attached from Michael Hewett's book on Monaco Grand Prix)
I'd like to try and focus on doing some traditional (period) style photographs mainly for my own benefit, but also with the possibility of selling some prints to members of these Historic Car/Racing clubs.
I think historic road/race car owners would appreciate a traditional, period style photograph of them in their historic road/race car.
Nostalgia is a great thing! :)
I think I'll handle photographing the pit lane scene with the lenses etc I already have but I'm curious about what lense I should be using for the on track/road action.
Is there any length that would be good?
Zoom or Prime?
Obviously I wont be able to get as close to the action as what Michael has, I may be able to get quite close for some of the non-racing events though.
Also, what other compositional elements should I be thinking about.
I've just bought a bulk lot of Delta 400, so I would be looking at using this film, are there some good techniques for getting a more tradidional style photograph? (either in camera, or through develloping)
My current equipment is a 73' Pentax K2 35mm SLR with F2.4/35, F1.4/50 and F4.5/70-210.
The only filters I have are a #25 Red and a polerizing.
Any idea's comments most welcome!