#iamthespeedhunter: You Are The Lighthunters

It’s easy to take a snap these days. There any number of ways you can do it, with cameras seemingly being built into everything. However, taking a photograph is an entirely different matter. What may seem as simple as 1-2-3, countless people have dedicated their lives to perfecting the art of image capturing. Taking a good photograph is no mean feat.

Henri Cartier-Bresson once wrote that ‘Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.’

With all of this in mind, the quality of photographs you submit each week is just incredible. Each shot beautifully considered to capture a perfect moment in time.

I honestly don’t think there has ever been another time in history where the collective skill level of  photographers the world over has been so high.

The advent of the digital SLR has played a big part in this, allowing people to learn so much faster than previously.

In my opinion though, the web has played the biggest part. It has never been easier to get involved with a community and to get help and advice from similarly minded folk.

If you’re considering a career path in this game, or you just want to further skill level, surround yourself with people who can give you honest critique. Some times you need tough love to advance yourself as a photographer.

I’ve often found myself spending hours and hours just looking at photographs I like, trying to deconstruct them to figure out how things were done.

You soon learn however that regardless of your technical skill level, there’s so much more to being a photographer.

You need to learn how to see.

I reckon if we put the entire Speedhunters team in a room and told them to photograph the same object, that no two photographs would be the same. I’d bet my house on it.

It’s this learning to see again approach that I find myself striving to improve upon. Always be looking for that next shot and never be happy with what you have.

That said, a little artistic license every now and then never goes astray.

There’s just something about a photograph and how a single frame can capture a fleeting moment in time.

As you now know, once that moment has passed, there’s nothing that can be done to bring it back again.

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Paddy McGrath
paddy@dev.speedhunters.com

#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER

About #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER

We created #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER to allow you the opportunity to share your skills and car culture experiences from around the globe with the rest of the Speedhunters audience.

How do you get involved? It’s simple…

Instagram – Follow us on Instagram at @TheSpeedhunters and tag your own car culture images with #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER
Twitter – Follow us on Twitter at @SPEEDHUNTERS and share your tweets with the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER hashtag.
Tumblr – Visit our Tumblr page to view the latest #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER tagged images.
E-Mail – If you’ve been to a cool event and captured some amazing images, be sure to e-mail them to us oniamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.com and tell us a little bit about the event. The images need to be a minimum of 800×533 pixels.

日本のSpeedhunters読者にお知らせです。
Speedhuntersでは、週一回#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERにて、読者の皆さんから寄せられたカーシーンの投稿写真を紹介しています。
投稿写真は、カーレース、カーショー、イベント等、車に関するものならなんでもOKです。
Speedhuntersで皆さんの撮ったカーシーンショットを世界中のファンに紹介して、あなたもSpeedhunters記者の仲間入りしましょう!

#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERには、ツイッターかインスタグラムにて簡単に写真を投稿していただけます。

上記方法で写真を投稿する際は、写真に#IAMTHESPEEDHUNTERのハッシュタグを付けてください。
また、メールアドレスiamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.comでも投稿受付しています。

写真は、800×533 ピクセル以上のJPGのフォーマットでお願いします。
上記サイズより小さい写真ですと、すばらしい写真でもサイトの写真サイズの関係上掲載できないことがありますのでお気をつけください。
投稿された写真は世界中のSpeedhunters読者とシェアされますので、あなたのベストショット写真を投稿してくださいね!
また、写真に併せてどういった写真なのか、どこで撮られた写真なのかの説明と投稿者様のお名前を明記の上投稿お願いします。

皆さんからの投稿お待ちしています!


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25 comments
KH15
KH15

The Evo on the snowy road and MX-5 on the mountain pass; if I subscribed to any religion, that's the idea of heaven I'd be waiting for.

chaddhiggins
chaddhiggins

I want to see more of that beautiful e30!

Nick
Nick

We  need desktops of all of these!

gotwell
gotwell

i caught a picture of sean mingling between sessions. can i be the #iamthespeedhunterspeedhunter ? its like talking dead

Mitch
Mitch

I can't believe I'm saying this.... pics and details on the white VL Commonwhore?

MattPoplin
MattPoplin

VERY COOL! Thanks for sharing my work! Great work everyone, I love these reader submitted pics!

CultureWheels.com
CultureWheels.com

Thanks Paddy for the selection!

 

All the way from France,

WillVision

wodzinski.net
wodzinski.net

Thanks for featuring  mine PS13 at sick touge track in Poland :)

 

Btw., If anyone is interested, you can see more photos and videos at facebook.com/wodzinski.13

PatrickD
PatrickD

Loving that white evo picture. But all of them are great

 

AndyNelson
AndyNelson

Wow! Thanks for the feature! Amazing photographs, well done to all!

MaciejMaroszek
MaciejMaroszek

Thanks SpeedHunters for featuring ! Congratulations for all photographers, amazing photos! I never thought that one day I hit on SpeedHunters, now my picture appears in the second week in a row, thanks!

RemingtonBox
RemingtonBox

You guys should try that, all the speedhunters take pictures of the same feature, I for one would love to see how that would turn out!

RossJukes
RossJukes

There are some really amazing pictures here, a very inspirational article, would love to get out there shooting at some of these locations with some of these cars...

ding0tr0n
ding0tr0n

another good way to learn is to try and find an approachable amateur photography class, like down here in houston rice university has some really good ones that anyone can enroll in. then there's other photo collective type things that get some pro photographers to put on little cheap classes on stuff like how to REALLY use your dslr, photo editing, etc.

 

of course the best advice is just to go out and take pictures as often as you can in as many different settings as you can.  and have fun doing it!

 

and you're absolutely right about everyone taking unique pictures of the same subjects.  everyone has their own photographic eye.  that's what makes it interesting!

maxproof
maxproof

Thanks for featuring :)

Great post and really awesome photographs!

Shawnholio
Shawnholio

@Mitch you can find out more at Facebook/jet3lt and more photos at Facebook/static photography.

KieranLucasMaguire
KieranLucasMaguire

I drove past it when they were doing the photoshoot! Definitely packing some serious power I reckon

Curlytop
Curlytop

@MaciejMaroszek your photos my favourite, love how u capture the exhaust flame. ;)

777
777

@KieranLucasMaguire shes packing a 100hp 26/30, bit of feature on 7tune i think as they sponsor the car a bit

777
777

*1000hp


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