This great video by professional car photographer Tim Andrew shows what it’s like to be a working photographer at the huge Geneva Motor Show. It you’re on Twitter, you know when the show starts. Suddenly, your time line is buried under a blizzard of announcements from car manufacturers, motoring journalists and online motoring magazines, all shouting to be heard and racing to get their own ‘scoop’ online, grabbing your eyeballs and Facebook Likes before anyone else.
For a photographer, it’s a pressure environment and Tim’s day, working for American magazine Car And Driver, is described in detail over at Yellow Wheels. Tim’s video is ten minutes long, but don’t zone out after 60 seconds, as people tend to do. It’s a photographer’s POV shot of the entire Geneva show, the car spots come thick and fast and you may want to drop back a few seconds every now and again as you think you’ve missed a supercar or a gorgeous promo girl.
If you’re wondering what the flash diffuser it that Tim’s using, it’s a Lastolite Micro Apollo MKII softbox. He picked it up at Focus On Imaging in the UK and so far he’s found it great for shooting car interiors.
Equipment was Nikon D3 with Nikon 16-35 F4 AFS VR lens, Nikon 28-300 F3.5-5.6 AFS VR lens, Nikon SB800 flash with Lastolite Micro Apollo MKII softbox, for filming GoPro Hero HD, Zoom H1 sound recorder, Manfrotto 560B pole/instant tripod, backup equipment Nikon D7000 + 12-24 F4 AFS