Northern New Jersey is home to some of the most exotic cars in the country, and once each year, they come out to play at a very special Cars and Café event held at the Garden State Plaza mall. Take a walk with me through well over 1,000 cars and 15,000 spectators to see some rare machinery and learn a few tips along the way.
If you happened to be at the show, you undoubtedly saw me laying on the (surprisingly hot!) ground a lot. This was to give the cars a more aggressive angle. Remember that every day, you see a car from normal standing height. When you get lower (or higher), you change the perspective and magic happens.
Take advantage of the shots given to you – like the Corvette above. Though not a passion of mine, the shot itself, with its clean background and nicely profiled side, was to good to miss. And the car does look great from that angle.
Last year’s event had a lot of cloud cover, which led to dramatic shots. Here, bright lighting and a cloudless sky meant no lens flairs. Sometimes clean shots are just as nice.
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