Tokyo Motor Show, some favorites

On this Transportation Thursday, I want to take you to my favorite international auto show: The Tokyo Motor Show. And for homesick Americans, the Makuhari Messe in Chiba has a food court that features a real jumping up and down McDonalds.

Concept cars are always interesting to photograph and the best concept cars in the world are usually unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. This event is held in the Makuhari Messe and is well lit for TV cameras allowing these color perfect shots that were shot with a Canon Digital Rebel set in Auto White Balance mode. This Acura HSC concept (above) vehicle was captured in Program mode at 1/60th of a second at f/4.5 at ISO 400. The camera’s built-in flash was fired to put some detail in the shadows. Lens was the inexpensive EF-S 18-55mm that Canon bundled with this camera, set at 18mm.

Fill flash for people. In addition to having the most amazing concept cars in the world, the Tokyo Motor Show also has the prettiest models that are glad to pose for you whether you’re a working pro or just a snapshooter. This little Denso SARD concept car was photographed with a Canon Digital Rebel set in Auto White Balance mode. Exposure 1/125th of a second at f/9 at ISO 400 and the built-in flash used to provide fill for the model’s face.

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Author: Joe Farace

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