Welcome to the second 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.
Location: Circuit of the Americas – Austin
Date: April 28th, 2013
Photographer’s insight: Someone asked me if I worked for a company that distributes paints. Whatever, from a photographic point of view, I was impressed by the eye-catching graphics of the brand new circuit de Las Americas in Austin. The escape routes wear the American national colors. And of course I tried to use them to customize my photos, to make them different, telling of this peculiarity of the track. It was not easy, the heat made things more complicated, however, an opportunity like this should be exploited!
Camera: Nikon D4
Focal Length: 3000mm
1/1000 of a second
Aperture Diaphragm: 11
Weather Conditions: sunny.
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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