Welcome to the very first appointment with the column ‘Mirco Lazzari portrays MotoGP’. For all 19 races of 2014 season, we will follow the MotoGP championship through the lens of Mirco Lazzari, master of sports photography and MotoGP official photographer.
Along with him and his tutorials, we will discover the secrets of the sports image and the ‘behind the scenes’ of the most exciting two wheels Championship of the world.
Photographer’s insight: once the races were over and after the podium – with no champagne drops ’cause in Qatar they don’t use it- we stopped in the pit lane to talk about the great duel between Vale and Marc during the just ended race. After a few comments, we came back to begin submitting podium photos and in that moment I heard some bottlerockets. I went out once again on the pit lane and … fireworks. I immediately looked for the right position, some changes in the camera setting in order to get a good shot (and of course it was made in a sudden freehand …) with an acceptable aperture ratio time and click …
Camera: Nikon D4
Focal Length: 70/2000mm freehand
1/2.5 of a second
Aperture Diaphragm: 2,8
Weather Conditions: It was obviously a very dark sky!
Who is Mirco Lazzari?
Mirco Lazzari was born in Castel San Pietro (BO) in 1961. His MotoGP and Formula1 pictures were first published by Grazia Neri and then by Getty. Mirco, one of the Nikon official photographers who won several international awards, has been working with RTR Sports Marketing for what MotoGP pictures are concerned. For years, his best photos have been collecting in an amazing photographic book ‘Una vita a 300 – A life in the fast lane’: you can buy the last edition on Amazon, through this link.
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