Elinchrom’s Ranger Quadra system is probably the most compact location lighting system on the market, when you compare power vs size. For a location car photographer, that’s a good thing as often, you’re cramming kit into a sports coupe built for the ‘credit card and toothbrush’ style of touring and not designed for carrying a [...]
Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced their first camera bag collection for Mirrorless cameras, the Mirrorless Movers™. The Mirrorless Movers come in four sizes that range in size from the Mirrorless Mover 5, which fits one small size mirrorless body with a small telephoto or pancake lens attached, up to the Mirrorless Mover [...]
Our First Car Photography eBook OK, so we’re putting it out there. There are a great many photography guides, training courses and eBooks across the world these days, some are indeed, very good. But there seem to be precious few automotive photography eBooks. It’s a huge subject, impossible to cover in just one, or perhaps [...]
There’s been an awful lot of Tweeting and anger on social media channels this last 24 hours about the UK Government’s Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill. Porsche specialist and writer Phil Raby contacted me to ask what the fuss was about, as like many, he had no idea that this bill was planned. And unless [...]
We’ve written before about the business of photography and will continue to do so, to help educate newcomers, share experiences and generally, hopefully, help the photography business. Should I Work For Free is one we hear a lot…. Here’s a great infographic by Fotoseeds showing the choices if you think that being a professional photographer [...]
The GoPro phenomenon continues to amaze, we see them pretty much everywhere these days and there isn’t a guest-torturing reality TV show anywhere that isn’t using them to captured the facial pain for our delight. And of course, for car film makers they’re a revelation. Probably one of the few things you’re criticise the camera [...]
Love this in-car, or more like on-car, video of Fangio driving some demonstration laps in his Maserati 250F around Modena in Italy. It just goes to show that on board cameras are nothing new, this being shot in 1957. Just how big the camera will have been that they mounted on the Maserati would probably [...]
Hot on the heels of the great images released by Porsche celebrating fifty years of the 911, they’ve released this set of images of the new endurance racing car updates for 2013. Some great studio shots, but the EXIF doesn’t tell us who the photographer was, only that they were shot on the Canon 1DS [...]
We’ve a strong Porsche bias here, in case you haven’t spotted it. Sorry, that’s just how we roll. Here’s a great set of automotive photography released by Porsche to commence the celebration of fifty years of the 911. Click the thumbs for a larger view and enjoy some quality automotive images.
Twitter and the iPhone were born for each other. A more than capable camera and a method of global distribution to your audience. Perfect, right? Well, sort of. Like many photographers, creative industry people and website owners, I wanted to have more control over how and where my Twitter / iPhone shots were displayed. So [...]
Following on from my post on Land Rover’s TV commercial on-set video, here’s a great behind the scenes short showing how creatives The Splice Boys shot a great 360 degree multi camera array of the new Land Rover Discovery.The requirement from the breif by Black and Cameron was for a 360 degree movie. In order [...]
At the end of last year, a rather large cardboard package arrived. Sitting inside, with a crisp black finish, was Think Tank’s Airport Accelerator. It’s a bag I’d been looking forward to for some time, the one that would hopefully solve some problems I have. You may well have read earlier about my tale of [...]
I am, as ever, a sucker for Behind The Scenes videos. I enjoy watching well produced car commercials and in recent years, standards have been reaching higher and higher. This BTS video showcases the creative team behind Land Rover’s new 2013 Range Rover commercial. Shot on location in Italy and France using the Arri Alexa, [...]
These series of images called Air Drive Cars by French photographer Renaud Marion are really stunning. A great combination of classic cars, futuristic imagination and contemporary backdrops create some great photography. We asked Renaud more about the Air Drive Cars series. What inspired you to create Air Drive Cars? When I was a child, and [...]
There are a great many photo hosting websites out there, all doing a very good job. Chances are if you’re either a keen enthusiast, or someone who makes a living from photography, then you’ll have an archive online. SmugMug, Photoshelter and others all do a pretty good job, at various price points and they have [...]
Marc Bevan over at MI Images has just gone live with a quick interview we did with him at the end of 2012. Marc’s a car photographer, but not the usual type of car shooter. His entire workflow revolves around getting a perfect shot of just one pose – the driver of a supercar looking [...]
You’re probably fully aware that those tracking shots you see of cars the world over are obtained in often dubiously legal circumstances. I’m the first to admit that I’ve had some grovelling conversations with The Law on occasion, generally managing to use humility and charm to wing it, while The Officer probably struggles to find [...]
Cool artwork and photography on the new Ford Fusion adverts running right now. Watch automotive photographer Jeff Ludes in action, as he shoots magnificent print ads for the new Ford Fusion downtown Los Angeles. Working under the Ford brand concept, “go further”, Jeff Ludes and his team worked towards creating art, not just an ad. [...]
Here’s a gratuitous behind the scenes video showing the making of the launch video for the 2013 Jaguar XF. Lots of really cool camera geekery here including RED, a gyro stabilised mount on the front of a helicopter and a cool location. The car was unveiled at the Paris Motor Showe and looks like one [...]
Just received this email from Kat Kiernan, director if The Kiernan Gallery, a fine art photography gallery in Virginia, USA. They are looking for high quality car photography for the forthcoming In Transit exhibition. Kat’s email is reproduced in full below: N TRANSIT Whether by road, sea, rail, air, or other means, vehicles are both [...]
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Our First Car Photography eBook OK, so we're putting it out there. There are a great many photograp[...]
There's been an awful lot of Tweeting and anger on social media channels this last 24 hours about th[...]
The GoPro phenomenon continues to amaze, we see them pretty much everywhere these days and there isn[...]
Love this in-car, or more like on-car, video of Fangio driving some demonstration laps in his Masera[...]
Twitter and the iPhone were born for each other. A more than capable camera and a method of global d[...]
Following on from my post on Land Rover's TV commercial on-set video, here's a great behind the scen[...]
Cool artwork and photography on the new Ford Fusion adverts running right now. Watch automotive ph[...]
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