I’ve lost count of the number of Flickr or photography related posts I’ve written on this blog. As a hobbyist in the area, I have tremendous respect for the people that shoot our IndyCar events. Our photography staff and the numerous photographers that follow the IndyCar circus from event to event, put in long hours to capture ‘the’ shot. They are typically the first and last to leave the track. They spend 10-14 hours in all types of weather, loaded up with equipment, dodging the crowds, teams and fast cars. Then they rush back to the media center to review, edit and upload images. It’s a really tough job. But we reap the benefits. These images appear all over the world, and of course on indycar.com.
We have a different approach for 2011. More images. More diversity. And importantly better access for our fans. We want to use photography to bring the world of IndyCar racing alive. And to be perfectly honest, we want to ‘wow’ you with our images. I know that won’t be easy.
We are collaborating with more photographers in 2011. For the St. Petersburg race this weekend, we’ve already worked with a variety of skilled photogs – including our own talented IndyCar staff (Dan Helrigel, Chris Jones, Dana Garrett), members of LAT Photography (Mike Levitt, Phil Abbott, Ron Bijlsma, Walt Kuhn), and Dan Boyd. Everyone has their own style, their own approach and their own way of viewing things. That gives us even more opportunities to bring the race track experience into the online experience.
We ask for your feedback often and we do listen. Tell us what you think of our images. Let us know if you have requests. We’ll get the shot.