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  • Will says:

    Hi Dan,

    Catching up on my blog reading after being out for two weeks.

    Love this one, you’re spot on with shooting the races. I’ve been shooting mountain biking and cyclocross for a while and like you I try to pick out a few good spots. I typically like to get to a race, at a minimum, an hour before they start. Hike the trail and find my locations. I don’t like getting to many shots from one location. Depending on the race it can be a challenge but I usually end up with a few options.

    I also read my lighting. Here in Indiana we have heavy canopy forest so when shooting a mountain bike race if we have a sunny day I’ll end up using off camera flash to help light. Since the sun will come through the tree canopy and produce hot spots I’ll use the flash to fill. The lighting is the biggest challenge I face since it can be so dynamic as the sun moves, or clouds move through. I’m always hoping for overcast days so I can have nice soft and even light.

    I’ll keep it short, but thought I would comment since this one is right up my alley…. 🙂

    Have a great one!

    ~ Will

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Thanks for the comment, Will. Sounds like we have a very similar approach to shooting cyclocross. We’ve had a variety of weather and lighting conditions here as well, and often times, heavy forest cover on the trails. Flash definitely helps.

    In addition to shooting this weekend, I actually raced as well. I’ve got brand new week 3 photos coming tomorrow, so stay turned! Thanks for reading. -Dan

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