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To: "Landspeed Louise 02" <>
Subject: media
From: (Pork Pie)
Date: 09 Sep 2003 19:23 GMT
Hi Louise,

my experience to the media in the starting area.

The close picture I make normally 6-7 cars behind the starting line, where the 
teams and drive start to prepare the car/bike for the run and they are not 
disturb in there concentration for the run. I only make close up picture with a 
short lense, when I see that the rider/driver is smiling and relax under his 
helmet on the starting line and shows that he has no problem with the 
photographer. Otherwise I use my long lense and shoot the cars/bikes from the 
long distance when they are ready to go on the starting line.

Also it's better to stay away from the place during the last moment before the 
start, due to this that the crew member needs every place to get every thing 
right, to get the car in gear and so on. I know this very well from our own 
starts - get the driver in the seatbelt, start the engine, last check if the 
parachute is clear and the fire extinguisher is active, get the pushing car in 

In this moment you can't need other people around.

You can shoot good picture with a 70-200 mm lense from a save position, which 
helps everybody, the driver, the starter, the spectator.

Thing fast....always

Pork Pie

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