It’s Collector Car Appreciation Day
Jul11

It’s Collector Car Appreciation Day

When some people see the above photograph they often assume  I was just walking by this little tableaux and happened to have my camera with me and took a picture. The truth is much more complicated than that.  Read the whole story here. The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 designating July 11, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and...

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The Importance of Testing
Apr10

The Importance of Testing

Back when everybody was shooting film, testing was an important part of improving your photography and most people wouldn’t shoot an assignment or important images before testing the concept or gear beforehand. Medium and large format studio shooters used (expensive) Polaroid film before clicking the shutter and others would shoot test rolls or run clip tests before trying some thing new. Along comes digital capture with instant...

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Photographing Classic Cars with Film
Mar04

Photographing Classic Cars with Film

According to the Classic Car Club of America a classic is defined as a “fine or distinctive automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 and 1948.” This definition is not universal and some people refer to automobiles such as my 1953 Packard Clipper as a “classic.” The Antique Car Club of America considers vehicles 25 years old and older to use that classifications and recognizing the interest in cars of later...

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Tips for Photographing Your Own Car
Nov21

Tips for Photographing Your Own Car

Automobiles make great photographic subjects. Whether listening to the raspy roar of a Formula One car blasting off the banking or enjoying the quiet elegance of a vintage Packard Sport Phaeton parked on manicured grass, cars and photography are a natural combination. The best way to learn how to photograph cars is the same as the classic punchline: “Practice, man, practice.” Get out your camera and make some pictures of your car!...

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Photographing Cars at Indoor Shows
Nov14

Photographing Cars at Indoor Shows

With the 2013 SEMA show in my rear view mirror I thought I would share some of my favorite images from previous shows. Automobiles come in all kinds of sizes, colors, and shapes making them ideal photographic subjects and on almost any weekend day±when thew weather is good—you’ll find a car show in your area. Museums, indoor shows, and private collections are available whatever the weather but produce their own set of unique...

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Wordless Wednesday #81 “Medium Format Hot Rod”
Oct16

Wordless Wednesday #81 “Medium Format Hot Rod”

October is Black and White Month: Captured with a Phase One 645DF—hand-held‚— while shooting a car show. This image was made using the 645DF’s Program exposure mode with the exposure as indicated. Converted to monochrome Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

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Photographing Your Own Car
Aug29

Photographing Your Own Car

The best way to learn how to photograph cars is the same as the classic punchline: “Practice, man, practice.” Automobiles make great photographic subjects. Whether listening to the raspy roar of a Ferrari Formula One car blasting off the banking or enjoying the quiet elegance of a vintage Packard Sport Phaeton parked on the manicured grass of the 18th Hole at Pebble Beach, cars and photography are a natural combination....

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