Posts Tagged ‘carphotography’

On Location: Paul Barshon in Spain for Identity and Aston Martin (With Q&A)

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If you’re not familiar with Paul Barshon, you should be. He’s one of the top automotive photographers (and an occasional contributor to PhotoPolitic) in the world and spends his time flying to exotic locales creating breathtaking images of incredibly rare automobiles — how’s that for an enviable job description? Read more…

Photographers Take Epic Car Photographs by Lighting Up a Frozen Lake from Below

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These have to qualify as some of the coolest car photographs we’ve ever seen. Yes, we’ve seen some amazing composites and some real live racing photos that are quite epic in their own right, but these images by photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov have the entire Internet wide-eyed. Read more…

Two Shooters, One Race: Photographing Sebring

Different approaches for different generations. Spectacular results all the same.


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If you want my respect, show me an amazing racing photo. Show me that you can make art with a bunch of people telling you where you can and can’t go. Show me that you broke your back under the Florida sun, lugging 30 lbs of camera equipment while you walked the course all day long. Try it when you know that there are 120 people with exactly the same credentials and access who are just dying to take your job.

Show me that you can shoot amazing racing images, and you’ll have my respect.
Because I’ve tried it, and it crushed me.
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How to Photograph an Affordable Car Like a Supercar

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If there are two things I love in life it’s cars and photography, and the thought of putting those two together sounds better to me than getting chocolate in my peanut butter! Now I don’t claim to be an amazing photographer nor hold any hopes of one day having my own photography tutorial DVD. However, I do like to talk about photography and more so, I like to get other people talking about it. Read more…

Michael Schumacher’s Ferrari: More Than Just a Photo Shoot

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For those close to me, you know how much Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident and subsequent critical condition has affected me. He is one of my heroes, and my family are of the many Ferrari tifosi (fans) that have cheered him on through the years. Like so many around the world we continue pray for his recovery in dark times.

When word came that his 1998 F1 car was in Scottsdale for an auction, I quit everything I was doing and started to call every contact I had that might be able to get me near the car. It meant too much, for I saw it as a way to show my respect to a legend that I have never met. Read more…

Deliver Your Client’s Photos in Style With These Car-Inspired Flash and Hard Drives

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Here’s a cool product that could help the car photographers out there leave a memorable impression and turn first-time clients into repeat customers. Made by Flashrods, these car-shaped hard drives and flash drives are the perfect way to deliver the final photos to your clients in style. Read more…

A Peek at the Cross Country Life of Car Photographer John Jackson

Car photography isn’t nearly as glamorous or talked about as portrait, wedding and landscape photography, which is probably why you probably have never heard of John Jackson. But well-known or not, he happens to be a great example of the free, “doing what you love” (and taking pictures of it) lifestyle that so many people look for photography to give them. Read more…

How to Photograph a $380,000 Car with $60,000 in Lighting Gear

How would you go about photographing a $380,000 Lamborghini Aventador? Here’s an interesting behind the scenes video in which photographer Blair Bunting presents a step-by-step walkthrough of how went about doing it. He uses $60,000 in lighting gear, but also demonstrates how you can achieve similar lighting by light painting with a single softbox. Another neat trick is using a small light and a model car to plan your lighting setup prior to working with the actual car. The finished photograph can be seen here.

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Post-Production of a Car Photograph

Ever wonder how those flawless car photographs you see in magazines are made? This neat behind-the-scenes photo shows the process from photography through post-production in less than two minutes.

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