Welcome to the eightieth 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.
It was the ‘return to victory’s race for Valentino Rossi, on the same track where a few years ago he won the 100th victory in the World Championship. Definitely, this is a special track for him. Aided by the logo of a sponsor who takes that of Superman, I was able to put them together in the same shot and give emphasis to the accomplishment of a great champion.
Camera: Nikon D4
Focal Length: 600 mm
1/1000 of a second
Aperture Diaphragm: 8
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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