HMSA Spring Event
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey California
March 17-19, 2017

Master Workshop

View Intro Workshop information page. Returning student go to Alumni Sign Up Page

The first workshop of 2017 will be held at the world famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. This workshop will take place during the HMSA spring event which attracts some of the same cars seen at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Laguna Seca offers quite a challenge for the photographer, from the famed "Cork Screw" to the ever changing weather it is the perfect venue to practice your photography skills.

5:00 to 7:00PM
Classroom Session

Introduction to equipment
Knowing your way around the track
Locations, Weather, Time of Day
Pre-visualizing your image
Composing in the camera not the computer
Capturing Motion, Panning, Camera settings
Camera handling and shooting positions
Paddock Photography, People, Cars, Environment
Becoming a Pro , How to get media passes, Shooting on assignment
Safety and etiquette

7:30AM - 6:00PM
Track Session

Welcome meeting at the track
Break up into groups
(six students per instructor)

Lunch (provided)
Meet and discuss morning shooting

Afternoon shooting on track with different instructor.

Classroom discussion after last practice session

Evening Homework
Students edit images shot during the day and submit 3 each via email for critique by instructors

7:30AM - 5:00PM
Track Session

Break up into groups
(six students per instructor)

Morning paddock shooting assignments

Lunch (provided)
Meet and discuss submitted Saturday photos

Afternoon shooting on track with different instructor.
Pace car shooting if available

5:00 to 5:30 Wrap up meeting at track













Mazda Raceway
Laguna Seca
March 17-19, 2017

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