Jamey Price (USA) is shooting the 2013 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX at Marina Bay Street Circuit this weekend. It's the thirteenth round of the 2013 Formula 1 World Championship and the only night race on the current calendar. Since we've enjoyed Jamey's insight and perspective into shooting motorsports we wanted to catch up with him in anticipation of Sunday's Singapore Grand Prix.
AGP: What are you most looking forward to in Singapore?
JP: I think the total change of culture. I love traveling and I love Asia. So having a street race in what I hear is one of the coolest cities on earth should be unforgettable.
AGP: What are some variables you anticipate, both at Marina Bay and in Singapore in general?
JP: Obviously shooting at night will present unique challenges. But nothing I have not done before in ALMS, Indycar and NASCAR. And I've heard that the track is very well lit. I think as usual with street circuits, the access and ease of getting around are the biggest issues.
But then there is the time change. My body is on Eastern Daylight time. But media and teams travel to Singapore and find it easier to stay on GMT time. Soooo I'll have a struggle on my hands to find a good balance.
AGP: How will your preparations differ from preparing for the other Grands Prix?
JP: I've prepared for this one like any other. I know the track well enough and I know the series very well. So it will be a matter of actually learning the track in person that will present the biggest issues.
AGP: Do you utilize any other resources to plan your first shoot at the circuit? e. g. Circuit map, driver simulators' videos, online footage, etc.
JP: Of course! A lot of us use a lot of different tools. Call it silly but I use the Codemasters F1 games as the best way to learn a track. Singapore is a long and complicated circuit. So knowing generally where I am on track and what is close to me is important. Other than that, I look at previous years images from other respected photographers to get a sense of what can be accomplished. But improving, or putting your own spin on the images is important.