#iamthespeedhunter: It’s Been A While

Anyone else enjoying the Speedhunting season being in full swing? I’ve been on the road quite a lot recently so haven’t had a chance to really take in some of the most recent #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER submissions until now, but oh my, are they good! I have quite a lot of emails to still go through, but for now I thought I’d show you a few of the stand-out images from the last couple of weeks…

(Above) Drew submitted several jaw-dropping images, but this LF-A tracking shot was the cream of the crop for me. It’s such a clean image with nothing to distract you from the subject. Brilliant.

Another impressive submission comes from Woody Lin from Taiwan. The absolute minimalistic presentation of a Lamborghini’s signature DRLs is really striking and still instantly recognisable.

This low-shutter-speed black and white pan by Tim Brown was one of several solid submissions. The framing alone creates a visually-interesting photograph.

Sondre submitted some great coverage of a Norwegian drag meeting. This was my personal favourite – the subdued background colours and strong contrast really helps to enhance the atmosphere.

Another cracker from Max – this time taken at Spa. By getting to a high vantage point, he was able to create a clean frame and an interesting point of view.

It’s not often we see four-lane Funny Cars racing. This is a really good demonstration of how to control your shutter speed too. Matt was following the car at the top of the frame and matched it perfectly with his movement, but the other cars moving at different speeds are falling out of sharpness. The longer the shutter speed, the more pronounced this would become.

This is just simply beautiful, and would not look out of place in a gallery anywhere. Maarten has used the open garage door as a frame within the image and nailed his exposure, and the black and white conversion.

Another killer tracking shot from Lisandro. Having the Evo darting through regular traffic really works for this image, making it feel like a totally natural car spotting moment.

I would expect nothing less than this from last year’s #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER award winner, Jordan Adkins. Even though he has already claimed the top prize, Jordan still submits regularly and is always pushing himself to improve. Admirable.

This is a great capture by Giannis. The atmosphere, colour, framing and depth of field are all nailed down. This wasn’t just a random snap – you just know he spent time considering all the aspects of the image.

For me, this is like a still from a movie. You’re almost half expecting the Nova to light its rear tyres as it takes off. So much atmosphere.

The low point of view works really well here , along with the shallow depth of field.

This is a cracking interior shot. Cesar has controlled the exposure so well, ensuring that the details inside of the cabin are retained particularly in the driver’s footwell.

Shot at the recent Long Beach GP, Carlos has used what could be viewed as an obstruction to his advantage by using it to frame the car going away from. When life gives you lemons…

And last, but certainly not least, this really nice and simple detail shot from Alex. I love the low point of view on this and his depth of field control.

We’ll be back next week with another #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER general round-up along with another special theme. Stay safe, and happy shooting!

Paddy McGrath
Twitter: @PaddyMcGrathSH
Instagram: speedhunters_paddy
Email: paddy@dev.speedhunters.com



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…

Flickr - Join our #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Flickr Group and share your favourite photos with us and others.
Instagram – Follow us on Instagram at @TheSpeedhunters and tag your own car culture images with #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER
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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 on iamthespeedhunter@dev.speedhunters.com and tell us a little bit about the event. The images need to be a minimum of 800×533 pixels.

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

DO – Tell us your name!
 – 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
DON’T – Send us scary ZIP or RAR files




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。





the picture of the Audi looks awesome! love the effect the rain makes! awesome!!


Guys, thanks for posting my picture...<3Greeting from sunny and warm Greece.. 

Charles Devan
Charles Devan

Thanks for featuring my shot. I'm truly happy, well overjoyed really. Thank you thank you thank you.


What make/model is the car in Jordan Adkin's photo? I love it!


I'm really happy when I see my photo on your selection. Thank you. 

Max Muller
Max Muller

Thank you for posting my photo!!


Good round-up, I love love love the shot of the Audi. It's perfect. The debris on the ground, the hazy glow of the driving lights, it's awesome.


I have been shooting for the past two weeks for the Composition theme, I thought this was the round-up for a second. I have no idea how this works, haha :D


Some cracking shots, though I particuarly like the shot by Doug Johnson. As the comment says, you are just waiting for the car to take off!


For an 'Amateur' photographer series, these images are exceptional, how does an 'amateur' get to produce a tracking shot of an LF-A with the sun setting etc. I'm so jealous, great work!


Glad you liked the cover! I had totally forgot about it (its been a while) :P


No Way!!!! Thanks for posting my photo!!! Seriously, I'm stoked. THANK YOU SO MUCH, I'm such a huge fan, and its an honor. 



How can we submit IATS shots for random round ups? Just email a few resized?

Paddy McGrath
Paddy McGrath moderator

 @Raphy Each month we run a monthly theme (this month is the Composition theme), the results of which are revealed in the last week of the month. We also run at least one extra special theme (this month there are two) which ties in with the mini-theme announced in the Editorial at the start of this month. 


Yeah, it's confusing. I'll work on that!




 @tbtstt Just came back to check out this post again and read this! Thank you so much!

Chris 'Haffy' Hafner
Chris 'Haffy' Hafner

P.S. Hey Paddy, how about a #Iamthespeedhunter Rennsport Festival Sydney? It's next weekend!