Photographers Doug Pensinger and Ezra Shaw, both of Getty Images, made a stop at the Lowepro offices on their way to shoot Stage 1 of the Tour of California. It was a great for all of us to meet these photographers and better understand their needs as they shoot some of the most challenging images in bike racing.
Doug got his start with his first camera at age 15 and has shot every Tour of California race, plus seven Tour de France races. Knowing he was going to be riding on a motorbike to capture images for the event, I asked him how he was going to prep for this California race. “Preparing for this event isn’t easy. You have to think about weather, the elements, the athletes and the course. My camera gear is the least of my worries,” he said.
Similarly, Ezra (Doug’s partner covering the race) echoed his sentiment and added, “I try to see the course and understand where the best photos can be made. Stage 1 is rigorous—one of the toughest I’ve seen for day one—and I can’t wait to see these athletes perform.”