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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May Means the Indianapolis 500
May06

May Means the Indianapolis 500

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indy 500 is synonymous and while I have yet to see that race in person, I was able to photograph the penultimate US Grand Prix at Indianapolis. This is how I made my favorite image from that race. (Excerpt from e-Book “15 Tips for Better Car Photos.“) The photograph of Michael Schumacher was made during practice (or qualifying, I don’t remember) for the 2003 US Grand Prix. It was...

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