If you're a photographer, or just love to take photographs, shooting the Long Beach Grand Prix can be a lot of fun. The pros with press credentials get to shoot from all kinds of crazy places, like my favorite spot inside curve 11, where the cars are passing just a couple feet away.
Members of the general public can't get quite that close, but anyone can buy a Super Photo Pass and get access to the Super Photo Towers, provided especially for photo buffs. I like the view from the Super Photo Tower at Turn One because you see the cars both going away from you and coming back across the finish line and there's a lot of sliding (and potential crashing) as cars come around the curve right in front of you.
To give you an idea where you can get the best photos and the best views if you're not shooting, I went around and shot photos from a bunch of different viewing areas including Photo Towers, grandstands, lawn areas, bars, restaurants and more. Take a look to get an idea of the best places to shoot (or see) the Long Beach Grand Prix, and then check out some of my racing photos.
- Long Beach Grand Prix Seating Gallery
- Insider Tips to the Long Beach Grand Prix
- Long Beach Grand Prix Visitors Guide
- More Long Beach Grand Prix Racing Photos
- About.com Guide to Action Photography
- How to Photograph Motor Racing from WikiHow
Photos © 2007 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com, Inc.