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Ian BlackettSanta Pod's Resident RWYB Photographer since 2005.

Blackett Photography aims to provide an affordable professional service to drivers and riders at Run What Ya Brung (RWYB) and Test and Tune days at Santa Pod.

We also cover National Race Meetings and Drift What Ya Brung (DWYB).

With unrivalled access to the start line and other areas, we are able to capture stunning shots of you and your vehicle on the famous Santa Pod, 1/4 mile drag strip that you can keep forever. Photos are presented at Santa Pod in our portakabin next to the media centre within approximately half an hour of them being taken.

Paula Blackett manages the portakabin, enabling customers to view thumbnails of their photos and choose to see them larger on our laptop. Customers are then able to take a CD home with images or choose a 9x6 inch print in a complimentary presentation mount.

Two different techniques are used at Santa Pod to capture the images:

Panning
This involves following the car or bike exactly, using a slow shutter speed. This captures the vehicle but blurs the background, increasing the feeling of speed. I can normally read the tax discs on the bikes, the photos are so sharp.

High Shutter Speed
This captures the car or bike launching from the start, head on or from the rear. A special filter fitted to my lenses allows me to cut through the reflections on windscreens and clear visors. I can often see the whites of your eyes!

In 2005 , I was awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Photography by University College Northampton, after two years full time education as a mature student.

In January 2006 I came first in a motor sport photography competition run by Practical Photography magazine in conjunction with Autosport International motor sport show. The winning image, of Dave Jones riding his Harley-Davidson V-Rod at Santa Pod, appeared in Autosport magazine on the 5th Jan 2006.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any enquiries at all.

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