Fast Track Photography offers Photography, Videography, Drone & Social Media Services to the Thoroughbred Racing Industry throughout Australia and Australasia. We also offer extensive Fine Art Print Services, including printing and Custom Framing.
Meet The Team
Sharon Lee Chapman – Head Photographer, Videographer & Drone Pilot
Hi there, my name is Sharon Lee Chapman and Horse Racing and Equine Photography is my passion. It is this passion that has seen me travel the world over, capturing some of the world’s biggest race carnivals, including Royal Ascot, Cheltenham, Hong Kong International, Singapore Cup, Saratoga, the Haskell Invitational and the Durban July.
In 2011 I was fortunate enough to win the Quill Award for New’s Photo of the Year for my “Runaway Horse” image as Banna Strand famously jumped into the crowd at Warrnambool. This image went global, featuring in the New York Times & The Washington Post.
My work has featured in publications globally and more recently both CNN and Sports Illustrated for my work from the Iconic Birdsville Races.
After several successful exhibitions, including “The Beauty Of The Thoroughbred” at the World Trade Centre in 2016, I am now offering both Fine Art Prints and a Limited Edition Print Series of 100 only of some of my favourite prints. Customised framing and print options are available.
Patience is the key to photographing the Thoroughbred and it’s not uncommon to see me sitting in a paddock full of mares and foals for hours on end just to capture that one special signature image for a farm, that will live on forever. Some of my clients include Widden Stud, Newgate Farm, Sun Stud, Newhaven Park, Blue Gum Farm, and Armidale Stud.
I regularly attend the Sales both in Australia and NZ, having worked for Magic Millions and Inglis, where my “Fine Art” range is featured both in the Restaurant, Library and Hotel Rooms.
I also provide yearling coverage for Farms and purchasers and have recently added videography services to our sales day coverage.
Mark Lee – Head Drone Pilot, Videography & Photography
The first time my partner Sharon, mentioned the word “Drone” I was hooked. Sharon had long since had a dream to capture the magic of the Horses and Dolphins at Balnarring Beach but knew the best way to capture this would be via Drone.
Two weeks later, I had purchased my first Drone and my First Project took around 10 days of travelling to Balnarring every morning waiting for that magical moment. It was exhilarating to capture such a moment and I’ve been hooked on drones ever since.
After successfully mastering the 1st drone, I progressed up to our latest purchase, DJI’s Phantom 4 Pro Plus. I’m now regularly flying the Drone being able to provide our clients with aerial footage of their farms, facilities, trackwork and beach work. Combined with our purchase of the Sony PXZ150, it’s a great combination to be able to provide both ground based and aerial videography for our client base.
Recently, we’ve added Yearling Sales Coverage and soon to be Yearling Draft Coverage to our range.
On Race Days, I provide additional photography, which gives the business the distinct advantage of having 2 shooters that shoot from different positions to ensure our clients get the most diverse coverage possible on race days.
My photography work has featured in many publications, including The Age, Magic Millions, Ladies In Racing Magazine and various Stud Brochures and more recently features on the back of the John Salanitri Racing Horse Float.