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(Image credit: Mike Harris)

I recently visited Thruxton race circuit to photograph the British Superbikes for the first time since the pandemic began (see how I got on via my Instagram: @mdharrisphoto). 

My love of motorsport comes from my dad, who was busy shooting next to me. I wouldn’t call him a photography enthusiast, but he’s always owned a point-and-shoot camera of some description. Until, a few years ago, he decided to fulfill a long-held dream of owning a DSLR and purchased a Nikon D3400.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  


While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.