Just an update on my Kentucky trip at the end of this month. People have been wondering which Breeding Farm I will be at.
Unfortunately the bearer of bad news I will no longer be shooting the video commercial at the Thoroughbred Breeding Farm down in Lexington (which was going to be filmed at "Taylor Made Farms"), as this has been cancelled due to the colt that was originally scheduled to be filmed in the video is no longer available. So I will not be hauling any of my video gear down there except my action cam - that right there cuts my gear right in half which is nice.
So instead of two carry on's and a luggage, I will now only need to bring one carry on and a luggage. Less is always better, even as a travelling photographer. As much as any travelling photographer would love to bring all of their gear with them, it's just not practical for many photographers so you have to make sacrifices.
The great news is that my journey to the back side of the Breeders' Cup is still on. I just hope it doesn't rain like it did at the Kentucky Derby. As much as I would love to have it, I will not have access to the infield (this is where I took 85% of my photos from the 113th Annual Millarville Race on Canada Day), so I will be putting my focus on candid and nailing the moments you rarely see captured in the horse racing world. And of course I will get my share of action shots from wherever I can and obviously I will be looking for that highly coveted money shot but as expected it's going to be incredibly tough.