#iamthespeedhunter: Consistency Is Key

Another week down, another batch of superb submissions have come in through our various channels. For no particular reason and mostly by coincidence, this week’s batch of images primarily rotate around what happens on the race track. I’m sure you’ll notice familiar names along with some new ones, again this isn’t done on purpose. We judge every photo on its photographic merits, rather than by who took it. If someone is consistently getting published here, then they’re delivering consistently good work. I’m also conscious of the fact that lots of you are submitting, but may not be getting published. My advice to you would be to not give up and keep pushing yourself to being better photographers. Photography is all about the tough love, but know this – everyone who has made it, knows what defeat and reject feels like. Keep shooting!

(Above) There are a lot of interesting elements here. The ambient sunlight balanced with off-camera flash, the wide angle and the high point of view.

I certainly don’t envy Rob shooting in this weather, but you can’t not love the results. We hope you have dried out by now!

Shooting at sunrise / sunset can make all the difference between an okay photo and one that you can hang on your wall.

This could so easily have been a photograph deleted after capture, but the fencing adds an interesting element to this panning shot. Moral of the story, keep everything until you see it on the big screen!

Nathan has been submitting some really killer work lately, including this awesome slow shutter, black and white pan of an awesome looking rod.

Some of the best shots taken at a race meeting, often happen off the track. By exposing for the daylight, Tom has silhouetted this mysterious photographer. Although if I didn’t know any better, I’d say it was our own Jonathan ‘Prepared for Anything’ Moore.

Gorgeous autumnal tones in this wide angle panning shot by Mats. Looks like there may be a touch of rear curtain flash (that is, flash fired at the very end of the exposure)?

At this rate, I think Mathieu could publish a book on his finds within the French capital. Magnifique.

I mistakenly referred to Masha as a he in a previous post, when in fact Masha is of course a she. Gender is irrelevant when you have these sort of skills, love the wide framing and composition. Nice timing too.

Another one of those shots which takes a second to figure out which way is up.

A rare non-drifting shot from Filip, the subtle black and white is aided by some cool toning across the top of the image.

A very graphical and striking submission from Erhardt.

Having been in pretty much the exact same spot, I can’t help but be envious of Christian’s more recent visit. It’s a spot you could spend weeks shooting from and not get tired of it. Mind you, you won’t find it by accident. The Porsche emerging from the darkness into the light, on three wheels no less, is the stuff awesome is made from.

Perfect perpendicular panning from Cameron here.

We will wrap this up with the fruits of Brad’s patience. With no fancy lighting equipment, Brad had to wait for the lights from a passing car to capture this 991. Dedication.

Next week I will be revealing the results of the Depth of Field and America (!&*£ Yeah!) themes. Trust me, you need to see these posts…

Paddy McGrath



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Have you submitted already but yet been featured? Here are some tips to help you…

DO – Submit your best work, regardless of when it was taken.
DO – Take your time shooting and consider each detail
DO – Try to submit each image no larger than 1000PX wide.
DON’T – Put a huge watermark on it. We’ll make sure you’re credited!
DON’T – Send us huge image files that kill our e-mail system!




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。




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Wait, for ITAS random posts, do we just submit stuff to the flickr pool, or email them?


Last ITAS post said you'd start showing more love to Instagram submissions. I guess those are too flooded to really go through, but what good is the Instagram hashtagging then?
I'll try flickr and email instead.


@gtuned From what I gather, the themes specific events you email photos, and otherwise just submit general stuff to Flickr/Instagram/whatever. But then again, I haven't had anything featured yet, so I don't really know how to get the photos to Paddy!


Thank you for the feature and you are right, that is Jonathan Moore indeed! :-)


@Chris Nuggets I've pencilled in the Instagram post for the start of next month, apologies if I wasn't clear before hand. There are quite a lot to go through, I think it was over 13,000 the last time I checked. Should be fun sorting through them!


@gtuned Either or, will do. I'll be honest that anything that gets emailed in usually stands a higher chance of being featured, as more often than not, those who e-mail their submissions have taken the time to read and understand the requirements. On the other hand, the Flickr group has turned into an amazing pool of images but the difficulty here is that your photo has to compete with thousands of others.


@Hombre3000  Anything can be submitted by e-mail, but theme related submissions must come via e-mail as it would be too difficult to track a theme across all the channels. I'm hoping to show more love to Twitter from next month too, it has been a bit neglected if I'm honest but that will all change! 
Also, if you have any ideas or thoughts on how we might be able to do things differently, let us know as we're always listening!


@Tom Fried I knew it!


@PaddyMcGrath So emailing a few good shots every week or so would be okay then?


I LOVE that photo of the open seater in the rain. I can't imagine how hair raising it would be to race in that weather, but how absolutely insanely fun it would be too. Also, that 'Vette in the sunlight, wow...
Also, Lol at "America (!&*£ Yeah!) themes." I love that you are embracing that little bit of phrasing. If anyone's interested here's the inspiration behind it:
"Murika! (NSFW)


erhardt's shot is awesome.  is there any desktop wallpaper-sized pic of this?


Christian Frays' shot is awesome! #needtovisittheringverysoon!!