I just recieved my creds to cover the Preakness, this will be the first horse racing event I ever covered, if anyone has any tips from experience they woudl liek to provide that woudl be great.
dunno how it is in the USA, but here in Oz we have to have both inside and outside running rails.No offense to the above photo, but that's not what you're after. Keep the rail out of the photo unless it is behind the horse.
A rail in the frame... yes, but not one between the photog and the horses.dunno how it is in the USA, but here in Oz we have to have both inside and outside running rails.
unless it's a straight down the track shot, or you shoot from an elevated position, there will ALWAYS be a rail in the frame.
while i don't disagree with you, to some extent, with both inside and outside running rails, it can be tough not to have one in the frame.A rail in the frame... yes, but not one between the photog and the horses.
Just saying, if it were me I wouldn't include the near rail in a possibly once in a lifetime shot at the Preakness.