CameraWorld had organised a small photo fair at Brands Hatch that was held on one of the floors of the MotorSport Vision Centre. During the same day, the Indy (club) circuit was being used as a track day with various saloon cars circulating each session.
We arrived at the circuit before the show started and went up to the next floor for a drink of tea and a cake.
CameraWorld had organised for Ambassadors from Canon, Nikon and Sony to lead walking tours throughout the day to help participants capture images of the passing cars.
Once the show floor opened, I went on a quick tour of the stalls and spent time at the Canon exhibit trying out the recently announced Canon EOS R7. Everywhere we were tempted as every company had show specific very special offers on view!
Purchases of gear was made from CameraWorld staff gathered at one end of the floor. Behind them they had piles of gear for immediate sale or just as in my case, delivery was promised within the week by post.
On the roof viewing area
The building had a large viewing area on the roof and we all spent time up there taking images of the cars passing below us on Clark Curve.
Overhead we could see a two-seat Spitfire passing over the circuit.
Then we walked around the circuit to Clearways watching the cars approaching from McLaren.
At Druids, on top of a concession stand, we had a great view as the cars came up towards us under the footbridge.
Then it was time for lunch back in the Vision Centre.
Afternoon panning shots
My walking tour was scheduled for 2 pm and I joined a small group of photographers on the roof where we were shown the basics of panning as the cars came past.
Canon EOS R5 RF100-500mm: ISO 100, 500mm, f/14, 1/40 sec
EOS EOS R5, RF 100-500mm, ISO 100128mm,f/8 1/60 sec
Then we left the building and moved out alongside the track, trying our luck through the mesh fencing
before moving on to Clearways and practising panning again.
Final shots of the day at Clearways