Automotive Photography Silverstone - Trax 2014
Well the time is back again for me end of the car show season for me and as normal I attended the car show finale for me which was trax. The show is held at world famous Silverstone circuit in the UK.
The weekend started on the Saturday due to early entry into the show and also having a show stand with northern modified it ment I would have to travel the day before and stay down Silverstone. Me and a few friends decided to head down a day later and camp. We headed down the M6 at 12 o clock Saturday afternoon hounded by roadwork’s and temporary...
Portrait Photography Burnley - Subaru Girl
One of my friends was wanting to rebuild her portfolio and was after adding a few new images to add to it. She asked me if I was interested in shooting her, As I hadn’t done a model shoot in quite a few months I jumped at the chance.
Nat came up with the idea that she wanted a shoot with her car, As cars are a big passion of hers and as she owned a Subaru impreza this would be the perfect car to use for the shoot. Next was for the location a friend of mine had recently opened up a garage for bikes known as the bike doctor along with sharing...
Portrait photography - Zombies
Well time for something a bit different, for me especially. I had recently purchased a Nikon 3100 DSLR and it had a HD video feature on it one of my photography friends Matthew savage asked me if I would like to come along on a video shoot he was doing
Thinking nothing of it I agreed and jumped in the car and drove over. When I got to his house I was greeted by a group of students all covered in ripped cloths and makeup thinking even for a Saturday morning in Accrington this wasn’t the norm, so I asked more about the shoot which turned out that Matthew was shooting...
Car Show Photography - Trax 2013
Last Day of the season had come and the destination was Trax 2013 modified car show at Silverstone. Trax is the last car show of the season for me but I also class this as my favourite. It has so much to offer from Drift racing to time attack there’s something for everyone to watch. On top of this the infield of the famous Silverstone track is full of modified cars to look at.
I arrived at the show at 9am after a little wait in traffic, the sun was out and Really bright making me think that any shooting would have to be before dinner due to the harsh...
Portrait Photography Burnley - Ladies of the Manor
Another location shoot this time it was with more than one model although they were to be shot separately the idea was to go to Burnley and shoot in the grounds of Townley hall an old stately home. This is open to the public through the week for people to walk round.
We set up everything in the long gallery. This being quite dark I knew a flash would be required to get the images we wanted. It wasn’t to dark as there was some light which came from the windows which were scattered down one side of the Gallery. I Decided we would first...
Landscape Photography Lancashire- The Atom
Well I hadn’t been out with my camera for a bit so with my day off work, I decided to take the dog for a walk.
Armed with my camera and dog I decided to have a walk up to the Atom which is a sculpture located in Whycoller, Lancashire. However the weather wasn’t great, with dull skies and the odd shower making it quite a dull day. So I decided whatever I was going to shoot, would be in black and white. I then decided to see how I went on from there and also play with the different lenses I had taken with me.
In my bag I had:
Automotive Photography How To: Make An Engine Composite Picture
Anyone that reads car magazines have no doubt seen the pictures of cars with the invisible bonnet well I have done a few in the past and thought I would do a outline on how I create the pictures with the most basic of photography equipment.
What you will need:
1 X Camera
1 X Tripod
1 X Car
1 X Copy of Photoshop or photo editing package
Park car in front in the location you plan to shoot, Then Place tripod and camera in front of the car and take a picture.
Now leaving the tripod and camera...
Motorsport Photography - Legends Fire Rally Blackpool
Here was my annual trip to a local rally in Blackpool the past few years I have gone to watch the rally on the Blackpool promenade at night but this year I thought I would take the afternoon off work and go and have a look at the cars checking in at the start stage at the Blackpool Norbeck Castle hotel.
There is a wide variety of cars that enter the event so I knew I would capture some nice cars if I sat round the pits and watched the cars coming in to be checked out for scrutenearing. The cars ranged from small Sunday rally...
Motorsport Photography - How I have progressed
Since a young age I was always interested in cars, probably cos my dad was a mechanic so spent time at the garage after school waiting for him as a kid. As I grew up so did my love of cars reading magazines like max power fast car etc and watching the world rally, f1 and British touring cars. So when I picked up a camera for the first time this gave me the chance to capture the images I saw in the magazines as a kid and recreate my own.
Over the past couple of years as a photographer I have been to multiple races up and down the country...
Automotive Photography Santa Pod - Fast Show 2014
The first show of the UK season had arrived and my first destination was Santa pod located in Bedford, which is a drag strip surrounded with a car show. This was the first show of the season that offered a mixture of cars and styles. Ranging from the big BHP of the drag cars to the stanced out motors, including bagged BMW, Mercedes and even Vauxhalls with a few JAP cars thrown in for good measure. The event stretched for two days, firstly the Saturday being a normal ‘run what ya brung’ which is purely about setting good times...