Automotive Photography

MACHINES WITH SOULS

Learn how to create automotive art

Cars have a soul

Every car has a distinct personality, with its own unique story to tell. A soul. It's something I always keep in mind when I'm shooting. If your car could speak, what would it say to you?
October 11, 2019

Tutorial: The definitive guide on how to light paint, part 3. How to edit.

For parts 1 and 2, click the links. Now that we’ve gone over how to shoot the car with proper lighting, and shoot with special effects, this week will cover how to edit those images together into one seamless look. We’ll be using a series of shots from a recent shoot with GlassParency, including the […]

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October 1, 2019

Tutorial: The definitive guide on how to light paint, part 2. Special effects.

Last week, I covered the basics of how to light paint. But, before we head over to the computer to edit, I wanted to show a few special effects that are more practical to do in person, as oppose to editing in later on. I’ll use another shot of the 911, and a 4 Series […]

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September 25, 2019

Tutorial: The definitive guide on how to light paint, Part 1

Without a doubt, the biggest WOW factor you can produce with a car and a camera is to light paint it. It’s a simple concept – turn the lights off, light the car, combine the exposures, and you’ve got a car that has a unique-looking sheen to it. This is the question I often get […]

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September 19, 2019

Nikon Z7: The 6-month review

As many of you know, I traded in my trusty Nikon D5200 for a Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera in March of 2019. That makes September the 6 months mark of ownership. Let’s review the good and the bad (yes, there are both). The Good Sharpness With a resolution of more than 2,000 pixels over what […]

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