I currently shoot with a Canon EOS 7D, which is a great camera to shoot drag racing with thanks to it's super-fast burst shot capabilities of up to 8 frames per second. But. It's a crop-sensor camera, which means that only part of the actual scene gets shot. (Picture an 8x10 photo, and cover up about 1/3 of the outside of the photo. The remaining photo is what you would have with a crop sensor camera is probably the best way I can describe it.) The biggest issue I have with my current camera is lighting. With a crop sensor camera, low light situations don't translate very well into photos. With a full frame sensor camera like the 6D, low light shots (think night racing) will improve significantly. The overall quality of the photos will also improve significantly by upgrading to a full frame sensor.
Also, a goal of mine for next year is to start getting contacts with some magazines throughout the automotive world. Upgrading to a higher quality camera will increase my chances significantly at having my photos published (which will, in turn, translate in to repeat articles/spreads in magazines).
Long story short, our are some of the best racers I've known. The time and effort these men and women have put into their cars is beyond amazing. They deserve the best I can give them as a photographer.
Any donations would be greatly appreciated! I will be contributing towards the goal, should the amount fall short of the goal; and anything over the goal will go towards either having the prints made, or having my current camera repaired and serviced.
Donations of $10 will come with one (1) 8x10 of your choice from the photo site.
Donations of $25 will come with one (1) digital file of your choice from the photo site.
Donations of $50 will come with two (2) digital files, and one (1) 8x10 of your choice from the photo site.
If you're interested in a donation of over $100, contact me (through Facebook would probably be easiest) and I'd be more than happy to customize a 'reward' for you (I'd even be happy with say, following a racer out to Maple Grove and taking a few shots for them if they would like) with different prints/photo books/posters.
For those interested in talking about sponsorship, contact me and we can discuss prices and options, including having your logo added to our photos!
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