ANSA Motorsports: Part II
A day on the track with ANSA Motorsports
Part 2: IMSA / Cooper Tires Prototype Lite + 2004 Ferrari Challenge Stradale
In case you missed it, Part I of this series photographing the “Arrive and Drive” program for South Florida-based race team, ANSA Motorsports, at Homestead-Miami Speedway can be viewed HERE: A day on the track with ANSA Motorsports Part I: 2006 Audi DTM Class MP1 + 2012 Audi R8 LMS Ultra.
A quick synopsis of the “Arrive and Drive” program is that private clients from around the world fly in to Miami for a day (or weekend) of racing and ANSA provides them with everything they need to essentially show up at the track and drive luxurious vehicles: storage, delivery, maintenance, parts, tires, technicians, software, catering, and more. The client’s experience is Gucci throughout the day as they get to relax and recharge in the semi truck’s private lounge outfitted with a leather sofa, chairs, a media bar, DirecTV, stocked refrigerator, and even a Nespresso espresso machine that makes delicious coffee.
I approach photographing the driver’s with an intimate perspective earned through a respect for space and a natural intuition for capturing the incredible cars.
We start this photo editorial with the IMSA / Cooper Tires Prototype Lite and 2004 Ferrari Challenge Stradale being rolled into the garage.
Quick gear note for my fellow photographers: I used my Think Tank Photo Airport AirStream™ Rolling Camera Bag to carry all my gear to the shoot, loaded my essential lenses into my Think Tank Photo Retrospective® 10 Shoulder Bag (Pinestone), which then became my main bag in the garage for the camera shoot. Additionally, I was outfitted with a BlackRapid Kick Women’s Sling Camera Strap RS2SW1S (Grey) which is my new favorite camera strap.
My post-processing was done in Lightroom 4 (at the time) using my own custom recipes made with Totally Rad!’s Lightroom Presets, Totally Rad!’s Replichrome I: Icons, with a final polish in Photoshop CS5 using more custom special sauce with Totally Rad!’s Pro Retouch + TR Action Mix 1 + TR Action Mix 2: The Revenge. You can grab your own sets through the links.
MY CAMERA GEAR FOR THIS SHOOT:
Think Tank Photo Airport AirStream™ Rolling Camera Bag
Think Tank Photo Retrospective® 7 (Blue Slate) iPad and Shoulder Bag
BlackRapid Kick Women’s Sling Camera Strap RS2SW1S (Grey)
Nikon D700 12.1MP FX-Format CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD
Nikon 50mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens
Nikon 85mm f/1.8D AF Nikkor Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM Nikkor Wide Angle Zoom Lens