Wordy Wednesday #172 “Shooting a Rat Rod”


To Rat Rod aficionados this old Chevrolet may not be a classic “rat rod” but, to me, has the proper vibe. This car was photographed in the city of Prospect, Colorado that has always been one of my favorite places to photograph because of the unique architecture.

To get high angle “Hail Mary” shots in the past I would hold the camera over my head and make a guess at where it was pointing, then make a lot of shots until I got something close to what I wanted. Instead of guessing, the Panasonic Lumix G5 (that I used for this shot) has a tilt-swivel screen that let me hold the camera over my head and see exactly what I was getting. Lumix G Vario 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens (at 17mm) was used with an exposure of 1/400 sec at f/8 and ISO 400. The final image was tweaked in Analog Efex Pro using the Classic Camera filter.

If you like cars, please visit the Joe Farace Shoots Cars website/blog and if you’re interested in making images with mirrorless cameras, like the Panasonic Lumix G5 I used to make this photograph, please visit Mirrorless Photo Tips. Thanks!

Author: Joe Farace

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