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Brands Hatch hosts photography masterclass for National Motorsport Week

Tuesday, June 28 2011

National Motorsport Week takes place this week (25 June 3 July), and to get into the spirit of encouraging newcomers into motorsport, Brands Hatch hosted a photography masterclass today (Tuesday) with acclaimed F1 photographer Drew Gibson from LAT Photographic.

A group of 12 aspiring motorsport photographers were present at the masterclass and were shown several examples of Drew's award winning work, and received advice on composing images, as well as tips on selecting the correct camera settings.

The photographers then went into the spectator areas and took photos of their own under Drew's guidance.

Photography enthusiast Simon Kavanagh, deputy manager for a parcel company said; "It's been exciting listening to some of the things that Drew has to say. I've never had photography lessons and I'm self taught so the experience he has been able to pass on has been invaluable."

Gibson, a former winner of the Renault MSA Young Motorsport Photographer of the Year Award said; "It's been a very interesting day! It's been good to speak to people with an interest in photography and to share my knowledge and experience to help them learn more things about taking photos.

"Whatever we can do to get more people involved in alternate careers in motorsport such as photography should be encouraged and this is a really good initiative."

National Motorsport Week is an initiative from the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and the Motorsport Foundation which generates funds for good causes and also encourages newcomers to the sport. For more information click here to visit the National Motorsport Week website.

The photography course was running during a Club MSV car Trackday. For more information on trackdays at MSV circuits call 0843 453 9000 or click the link below.