Picture Perfect : Japanese Grand Prix

F1 is all about speed. To show this motion in a still photo requires practice and skill. This technique is achieved by ’panning’ with the car as it blasts out of the final corner on to Suzuka’s long straight. With a slow shutter speed set, you emphasise the movement of the car whilst keeping the sharpness in the subject. The black, yellow and red of the German flag add to the composure of the shot.

Canon 1DX, 70-200mm lens, 1/30th sec @ f16
14.15pm, Saturday 6th October 2018
Photographer: Laurent Charniaux