Experience and Capture the Speed and Action of High-Speed Quarter-Mile drag Racing!
This EXCLUSIVE 3-part workshop will give you the tools and knowledge to capture the fast moving world of drag racing at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.
Bandimere Speedway is one of the most prestigious racetracks around the country for its natural features and views that it delivers on the side of the hogback of the Rocky Mountains. It is one of two NHRA national event tracks to have an all-concrete race surface and 350-foot beyond the finish line.
Our workshop will begin with a virtual Online seminar on how to set up your focus, shutter speed and aperture to capture cars on the starting line and as they race down the track.
Part two of this workshop will give you up to 3 hours of trackside Access to photograph these cars in action. From Track-side to the staging lanes, the angles and opportunities will be endless. We will have four capture points located around the track and each group will be accompanied by an instructor to assist and help you capture your best shots. Typically these capture locations are only available to the tracks' staff photographer. This part of the workshop will require walking of up to 1 mile and for one of the shooting stations about 60 steps to get to the top of the stands. Be sure to bring your good comfortable shoes.
To conclude this workshop we will invite you to submit 2 of your favorite images to the instructor and we will share them at our virtual Gallery and Critique evening to celebrate each others work.
Track Photographer, Scott Arnold or SRA Photography who provided the images showcased on this page, will be assisting with this workshop to share the tips and tricks he's learned over 26 years of shooting racing.
The images that you capture will also allow you to enter the 2022 Photo of the Year contest sponsored by Mike's Camera and if your photo is picked, will be featured in Bandimere Speedway's yearly Fan Guide and printed over 50,000 times.
Due to the nature of this workshop it is limited to only 24 participants. Non-paying guests are not permitted for safety reasons. For the capture part of this workshop the group will be divided into small groups.
What You'll Learn
How to Freeze hi-speed action as well as show movement and racing blur. How to stage your focus so as to capture tack-sharp images of fast moving subjects.
As a bonus, all Attendees will also receive 2 tickets to visit a future Race event at Bandimere Speedway.
On the Capture day at the track we will have access to a suite for you to store gear or other items and a Q&A session at the track with staff will begin the day.
- One set of Earplugs will be provided.
- Prepare for the elements. Be Ready to experience rain, wind, dust, smoke, loud noises, crowds of people, lots of walking and direct sunshine. There is no shade and you will be exposed to the elements.
- All Attendees will be required to sign two of Safety waivers provided.
- You must wear full-length pants (jeans recommended) and have closed toed shoes. No tank tops and anyone not in compliance with this will not be allowed in restricted areas (track-side/staging lanes)
- A vest will be provided for the Capture Day for visibility.
- Should weather cause the event to be cancelled we will do our best to reschedule for another event but refunds are not possible.
Bandimere Speedway was established in 1958 and continues to operate as a family-run racetrack in Morrison, Colorado. Founded on the roots of safety, Bandimere Speedway operates a state-of-the-art facility promoting quality entertainment for the entire family by continuing the vision of the late John Bandimere, Sr. (Founder) in keeping an appropriate balance of religion, family, community, profitability, and fun.
Each session will be recorded for attendees to review for up to 7 days after.
About your Instructor: Joe Klocek
Joe Klocek has worked in the photographic industry as a photographer, salesman, and instructor since 2005. Today he teaches courses on a variety of topics, including macro, wildlife, exposure theory, videography, and studio lighting. In the past few years he has been a guest speaker for photographic societies and travel expositions. He lives in Denver with his wife, son, and unmanageable book collection. You can find him at the Park Meadows store.
Limited participation, Register today!
Ford Day. 175-200 classic cars + race cars.
There is also a full car show that you can spend time after the workshops photographing.
270 Cars. 100mph - 120mph range cars.
Seminar: Tuesday July 26, 6.30pm - 8.30pm MST
Workshops: Sunday July 31, 9.30am - 12.30pm MST
Virtual Gallery and Critique: Wednesday August 3, 6.30pm - 8.30pm MST
Limited participation, Register today!
ET Series Race Day. 225 Full Fledged race cars along with street cars
Seminar: Tuesday August 16, 6.30pm - 8.30pm MST
Workshops: Sunday August 20, 9.30am - 12.30pm MST
Virtual Gallery and Critique: Wednesday August 24, 6.30pm - 8.30pm MST
Registration ends 48 hours before the first session.
Virtual Attendee link will be sent to you via email the day before Part 1 of this workshop.