Scott Jones, Ducati Corse

Photographer's Blog: The First In Flight Story

Most images from a race weekend are tossed for one reason or another. Either they are flawed somehow (out of focus, part of subject cut off, etc.) or they are simply uninteresting and not worth showing on PHOTO.GP. There are often many of these boring shots, because sometimes I'll notice a section of track where riders occasionally do something cool. So I may photograph many bikes coming through that section in case the magic happens, and find later when viewing the images on the computer that nothing at all happened the entire time, so I toss the whole batch. But if this strategy pays off with even one really good image, then it was worth the time and effort (and is a good example of the kind of thing we can do in digital photography that would've been prohibitively expensive on film).

Of the small percentage of images that become contenders for display to fans and customers, only a small percentage of those make it into the Portfolio collection on PHOTO.GP. To make it there, the image has to have something special about it that sets it apart. 

Photographer's Blog: Interview with Sergi Sendra, Part 2

At the second MotoGP round in Austin, I spoke to Sergi Sendra, Director of Dorna Sports TV Production, about what goes on behind the scenes when bringing MotoGP to TV audiences around the world. Mr. Sendra graciously found more time for MotoMatters at Laguna Seca, so that we could ask him about the popular slow motion shots, among other things. You may want to read the first part of this interview, here, before continuing on to the conclusion of the interview below.

MotoMatters: Now that we have some idea about the complexity of the TV production, I’d like to know how you manage the logistics of getting everything from race to race. For example, last weekend we were in Germany, and now we’re at Laguna Seca, so in a couple of days you had to get everything packed up, flown across an ocean, and then set up again.

Silverstone, Scott Jones' Style: More Photos From Race Day


Hungry like a wolf. Scott Redding's appetite was assuaged after Silverstone


A sideways glance at Marc Marquez' riding style


Within half a lap, Lorenzo and Marquez had made a break

Silverstone, Scott Jones' Style: Race And Practice Photos


Jorge Lorenzo wanted it at Silverstone. He wanted it badly


Pick it up, Valentino


Marc Marquez dislocated his shoulder on Sunday morning. He gritted his teeth, and raced

Silverstone, Scott Jones' Style: Photos From Friday


Giants once stalked the land they called Albion


The kid is fast


Stefan Bradl, a German happy to be in England

Scott Jones In The Midwest: Race Day Photos From Indianapolis, Part 2


Jumping Dukes. Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso tangled for the second race running at Indy


Start the shark music


Toni Finsterbusch checks his Kalex KTM for damage

Scott Jones In The Midwest: Race Day Photos From Indianapolis, Part 1


The 2013 MotoGP season in a nutshell. Things have not gone to plan. That suits some people better than others


The man in black. And lime green


The glory of Moto2. Takaaki Nakagami backs it in, speedway style

Scott Jones In The Midwest: Saturday Photos From Indianapolis


The old magic? Plenty at Laguna, less at Indy


Petrolhead, Spanish style


Andrea Iannone, from behind

Scott Jones In The Midwest: Friday Photos From Indianapolis


It may not be fast, but it's pretty


Stefan Bradl rocking Red Bull sponsorship. But how long till energy drink sponsorship gets banned?


Ben Spies was back. But only for three session. His misfortune continues unabated

At Home With Scott Jones: Shots From Laguna Seca, Part II


Over the hill? Not quite yet


Fear the race face


Ducati: if only it handled as well as it looked

At Home With Scott Jones: Shots From Laguna Seca, Part I


Aleix Espargaro. Aprilia ART. Horn mono


Valentino Rossi, looking back. To 2008?


This man is riding with a cracked collarbone

Scott Jones In Saxony: Race Day!


Ready to rumble


Racer's dream: Stefan Bradl leads his home Grand Prix


Jordi who? Jordi Torres!

Scott Jones In Saxony: Saturday Photos From The Sachsenring


Up close and personal with Marc Marquez at speed


Rossi. Ready.


Andrea Doviziozo, symphony in red, yellow and black

Scott Jones In Saxony: Friday Photos From The Sachsenring


Airbag deployed. Nicky Hayden was one of many, many fallers on Friday at the Sachsenring


This was the biggest news though. Jorge Lorenzo's M1 left him down and out


Cal Crutchlow would not be outdone. He went down twice

Scott Jones In Tuscany: Race Day Photos From Mugello


Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.


Jorge Lorenzo apologized afterwards for this move. We still don't understand why.


Mugello, Moto3. There is no escape

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