This year there are some problems with the areas which u can walk to. The circuit is divided into 4 zones.
Zone 1: Pit, Turn 1 and 2 holders
Zone 2: Singapore Flyer (not announced seats yet)
Zone 3: Bay Grandstand
Zone 4: Walkabout and the rest of the grandstands there
The problem now is Zone 1 can access all areas, zone 3 can access zone 3 and 4, while zone 4 can only be restricted to zone 4. Doesn't make sense if you are buying $898 stamford grandstand tickets and u can move to other areas like SG Flyer for better photos.
You've already said it.
Buy walkabout = a lot of people to jostle with unless you go early to "chope" spot, and under the hot afternoon sun, wah.. easy to become peng-kang stingray, but lots of freedom to find spots
Buy grandstand = your tiny little personal space, but have to live with fencing unless your at the start/finish grandstand. Anyway, if the people in front of you stand up, you also LL, kena block. Last year, when the drivers did their pre-race driveby parade, so many people rush to the front, blocking any chance of getting shots. Also, post-race driveby before they enter the pits, also everyone rush to the front, block everything.
Still undecided on this year, the atmosphere is PRICELESS - the smell, the feel, the sound is amazing but then.... anyway, I ended up getting most of my keeper pics on Practice sessions instead of Quali or Race-day.
500 mm really cannot go in ?? anyone can confirm
Last year, I bought the walkabout for Sunday. Went in at 1 pm to scout the place and parked myself at the Durian from 3 pm. Apply lots of sunblock and drink lots of water. Was with kaki so that they can hold the place when I go for breaks. The fence was a problem - horizontal lines. I was so near the track that if I use my 135 mm I cannot capture the whole car.
Thinking of bringing my 500mm mirror lens this year, anyone tried with the same focal length?
How about being a volunteer?
Can take good pic
Btw, volunteering is not equal being a photographer for them. Accredited photographers need to have a media/press backing even if you are a freelancer.
Volunteering phase is over ....
Wait for 2010 then.
Just to quote,
find out more from http://www.fia.com/mediacentre/Accre...procedure.htmlCirculation
Accreditation decisions are based on the relative ‘media market’ in the country of the applicant. As such, the usual minimum circulation for a national weekly or monthly publication is 20,000 copies. For a national daily the minimum circulation is 50,000 copies.
Freelance journalists must apply for credentials via their own agencies. The onus is on the freelance applicant to prove the supply of regular Formula One related stories to at least five publications meeting the FIA accreditation criteria.
Photo agencies must be able to prove that the pictures have been regularly sold to publications matching the FIA accreditation criteria and have been paid for at the normal commercial rate. A publication must be able to prove that the pictures published are the original work of the publication's accredited photographer.
so i guess most of us are going to purchase da tickets on April 20th. any idea wat time to start queueing if purchase at post offices? anyone with past experience?
Online early-bird sales has already started this morning 3/28 to selected customers Happy buying the tickets!
Not related to Singapore F1, but "Gentlemen, start your engines!" - Melbourne F1 Qualifying starts at 1.50pm local time! Tune in to your channel to catch it! If anyone doesn't have ESPN Star, let me know and I'll dig an online stream for you!
If you bought your ticket online last year, you should have recieved the special invitaion. I have bought my ticket today