Valentines Day Photo Walk
Feb09

Valentines Day Photo Walk

The Vehicle Vault in Parker, CO partnered with Cars and Coffee “to host this popular series of social gathering and to bring you to Parker to start what will grow into being the best and only place to be for car lovers”…and (if I can add) photographers too. I’ll be there, although I’ll be parking my car instead of showing it off, and hope to see you there at well. I’m hoping to have something more interesting...

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Photographing Corvettes at Grand Lake, CO
Aug15

Photographing Corvettes at Grand Lake, CO

It’s that time of year again—Car Show season—and classic cars are rolling onto manicured lawns for Concours d’Elegance and shows with Hot Rod are popping up an the nearest asphalt surface. This Sunday is the Fifth Annual Corvette Mountain Madness People’s Choice Car Show in Grand Lake, Colorado. Admission is free and runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. Click the link for more information. Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mary and I will...

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Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows
Aug02

Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows

It’s that time of year again when classic cars are rolling onto manicured lawns for Concours d’Elegance and shows with Hot Rod start popping up an the nearest asphalt surface. Tomorrow, is the 8th Annual Chenango Car Show in Centennial, Colorado and I’ll be there. The show features classics, hot rods, antiques, trucks, in short…anything with wheels. Admission is free and runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. Click the link for...

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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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Car Photography Tips, Tools & Techniques

Next to your camera, the most important thing to bring to a car show is lots of memory cards and big ones. Indoors or out exposure can be tricky, so you should always use Farace’s Law #5  for photographing cars: Be sure to overexpose white and light colored cars; underexpose black or dark colored ones. I bracket in one-third stops in aperture-controlled  mode to maintain consistent depth-of-field, when using automatic exposure. One or...

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