A quick teaser of what to expect from the planning and motivation episode of Paddock Focus


Race Weekend Planning

Episode 11 of Paddock Focus is all about making the most of your race week. From what to pack and traveling with photography equipment to maximising your time making great pictures and minimizing your time getting lost or visiting corners that aren't great for pictures.

Professional photographers put a huge amount of planning into every race weekend in order to give themselves the best opportunity to capture great race images. Jamey and Drew will explain how they pack their gear to travel to a race, the tricks and tools they'll use to learn a new circuit, how they maximise a schedule to deliver the best service to their clients and plan a race week to find and shoot the best locations.

They'll also explain how they stay motivated and keep creating new pictures when returning to tracks they have shot many times in the past.


  • Advice and techniques to explore a track before arriving.
  • Traveling with your camera gear. The dos and don'ts.
  • How to make a successful reconnaissance of a circuit.
  • Working with light, being in the best locations for sunrise and sunset.
  • How to maximize your on track sessions.
  • Why we choose our shooting locations.
  • Examples and analysis with EXIF settings of Drew and Jamey's favourite images
  • How we stay motivated and keep our content fresh when returning to familiar circuits.

This episode was held September the 20th, 2023 and is approximately 3hrs in length.


Drew Gibson (left) is an award winning professional motorsport photographer based in London, and has over a decade of experience working for clients including Aston Martin, Bentley, Ford and Goodwood. Drew has covered one Rolex 24 and is well known for his work in Endurance Racing and has covered races around the globe in Formula 1, Formula E, WRC and many other International Series. You can find more of his work @drewgibsoncaptures on instagram and @drewgibsonshots on twitter.

Jamey Price (right) is a Charlotte NC native and has covered IMSA, MotoGP, NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1, the 24 hours of Le Mans and more. In 2019, he was named National Motorsport Press Association 'Motorsport Photographer of the Year' and has worked with major brands including Lamborghini , Aston Martin Racing and Toyota for more than a decade. You can see more of his work @JAMEYPRICEPHOTO on instagram, tiktok and twitter.