Photographing an Autobianchi Bianchina
Jun13

Photographing an Autobianchi Bianchina

On a sunny summer day the Italian car clubs in Colorado gather at an annual show called Automezzi. Lots of exotic, interesting, and beautiful cars are on display including Ferrari’s, Lamborghinis, Lancias, Panteras, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos and Fiats. I’ve had a love affair with Italian cars since the early ’70s and this little red car captured my imagination but there was always a crowd gathered around it. When leaving the show,...

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You Can Learn a Lot During a PhotoWalk
Nov08

You Can Learn a Lot During a PhotoWalk

But not what you might think… One of biggest misconceptions many photographer have is that a PhotoWalk is like a moving workshop but it’s not. It’s more like one of this blog’s “Coffee and Cameras” sessions where different photographers get together to share ideas and shooting tips. The big difference is that we’re walking while we’re doing it. (You can bring your own coffee.) In fact, my car photography website/blog sponsors monthly...

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Wordy Wednesday #210 “The 1963 Corvette Stingray”
May18

Wordy Wednesday #210 “The 1963 Corvette Stingray”

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you, what I think is, the most beautiful modern American car made— The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window coupe. The 1963 Sting Ray production car’s lineage can be traced to two separate GM projects: the Q-Corvette, and perhaps more directly, Bill Mitchell’s racing Sting Ray. The Q-Corvette, initiated in 1957, envisioned a smaller, more advanced Corvette as a coupe-only model, boasting a rear...

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Magazine Publishing on a Budget
Feb04

Magazine Publishing on a Budget

Today’s Post by John E Adams If you’re interested in publishing your work, using Blurb is a must. From magazines to books all their products are top notch in quality, value and price. I especially love the Premium Magazines as I can publish an affordable but high quality printed publication of my car photography. You can make magazines using Blurb’s free BookWright, Adobe InDesign or via PDF. All my books and magazines were created...

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Wordy Wednesday #163 “Yoga Truck”
Jun10

Wordy Wednesday #163 “Yoga Truck”

I love to photograph old trucks with lots of personality like this one. (See “Planned Obsolescence” that was shot with a Russian-made Horizon panoramic film camera.) The above truck was shot with an Epson R-D1 digital rangefinder that was announced in March 2004 and discontinued in 2007, and was, in fact, the first digital rangefinder camera. The R-D1 was jointly developed by Seiko Epson and Cosina, who also builds the...

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10 Car Show Photography Tips
Apr03

10 Car Show Photography Tips

The weather is starting to get warmer and you know what that means? Car shows!. The first thing you need to make interesting photographs at a car show is that you gotta love cars. A passion for your subject is a plus and enables you to look beyond the surface of a car to see its essence, its soul. Tip #1: Before taking pictures try to talk to the owner. You don’t need to be an expert; just be curious and polite. Most owners can talk...

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Wordy Wednesday #115 “Tokyo Motor Show”
Jun25

Wordy Wednesday #115 “Tokyo Motor Show”

Part of what makes the Tokyo Motor Show lots of fun to attend is the interesting and unusual concept cars that automobile companies, such as Nissan, put on display. While it’s unlikely that Nissan would even build such a beautifully retro roadster as this one, I like to think of it as the spiritual successor to the Datsun 2000. Shot with EOS Digital Rebel and 18-55mm kit lens (at 24mm) and an exposure of 1/60 sec at f/5.6 and...

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