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Nicol Picksley

1. How did your interest in photography begin?

I have always liked taking holiday snaps mainly of architecture and views that give me a sense of peace. Whilst I have always liked motorbikes, it wasn’t until 2012 I got the opportunity to go to a lot more bike meetings. I took to following a young rider who showed potential, but I was disappointed with the shots I was getting on my bridge camera. A Nikon D5200 got me started on my journey.

2. What genres of photography are you more interested in?

Obviously, motorbike racing particularly road racing and anything bike related. Having seen some of the groups photos, I would love to learn more about long exposures, taking wildlife pictures, street / situation photography, photoshop and about all those tips that help you take a great photo.

3. What has been the highlight of your photographic journey?

I love that our pictures are picked up by different racing news outlets and used in their publications. I do go a bit giddy when racing legends think my photos have been taken by the media photographers rather than a bird with a backpack who may have stood for 6 hours to ensure the best space or sat being eaten by mosquitos as the suns coming up.

4. Who has been an inspiration to you in your photography?

My inspiration was my husband. He lost the use of his right arm racing motorbikes. If he could no longer win, he didn’t want to race but nothing was going to stop him being involved in racing motorbikes. We now take photos for privateer race teams.

5. What are your aspirations for the future?

In the short time I have been here, I have seen some great photos from the MMPS members from nature to epic landscapes, which are so inspirational. Combine this with Ian’s Prices advice to ‘just get out and enjoy taking photos’ I find myself planning my next photo and there is not a motorbike in sight. I have much to learn but I am already thinking differently about taking photos.  

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