normal shooting day is divided into two sessions, AM and PM.
The AM session usually kicks off around 9:00 am in the shaded
apex about 1/3 of the way down The Snake from the top (map
At this location, filtered sunlight cascades through overhanging
sycamore and oak trees on to the tight. challenging ,off-camber
apex. This natural lighting is often supplemented by the
judicious use of fill flash from a powerful strobe. So as you
approach this location, keep your eyes on the apex and not the
noon the PM session begins in Edward's,the big sweeper just below the
Overlook (map turn 21). This curve has become the most iconic and recognizeable street curve in the USA, if not the world. I work the apex getting ground-level photographs
of riders heading up and down the canyon. Around 2:00 pm the
long telephoto stretches out to capture the cars and bikes moving
up the canyon as the sun, dropping behind the canyon rim, bathes
the upper apex in the day's last light. During summer months
the light can linger as late as 7:00 pm. In fall and winter
the light has all but vanished from The Snake’s uppermost
apex by 3:30 pm! But just because the light has gone, it doesn’t
mean the shutter stops clicking. Modern technology allows for the capture of crisp, well exposed images even in the fading light of day.
the shooting ends each and every photo is reviewed with basic exposure and color corrections applied if necessary. Shots that do not meet our minimum quality thresholds are deleted. Prior to uploading, the remaining photos are grouped into sets by date.
On most weekend days, there are both morning and afternoon sets
to make finding your image a little bit easier.
photo sessions are available for one to four riders. A one-hour
package guarantees a portrait of each bike and rider or car
and driver, and four action shots. Additional images can be
added to the package as well. Weekday, weekend and holiday rates
apply, so please contact us for rates and more information.