Pro car photographer Larry Chen reveals his essential trackside photo kit

Pro car photographer Larry Chen reveals his essential trackside photo kit
(Image credit: Larry Chen)

Larry Chen has been a professional car and automotive photographer for over 15 years, and in 2020 he became a Canon Explorer of Light (part of Canon’s Ambassador program) after it saw his work online. He’s the official photographer for the Formula Drift motorsport series and also the famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

You can see more of his awesome automotive photography on his Instagram and website. We caught up with him to see what lenses and photo kit he uses trackside of big races to capture his sublime car shots.

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Dan Mold
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Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

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