How to build a dream BMW garage

The garage has always been a place I spend a lot of time in. From wrenching to washing, I’ve always got something cooking. When I moved into my home a little over a year ago, I made sure to get one with a garage big enough for at least 2 cars and a few additional…

Things get hot at the BMW Performance Center in California

Shot over five days in December at the BMW Performance Center West, in Thermal, California. I love the BMW Performance Center. Filled with the latest models and staffed with the best pro instructors, it’s Disney Land for an automotive photographer. While I’ve been to the east coast location for multiple shoots (and even picking up…

How to light paint a car with gels

Light painting a car is, by now, a well known skill set. But I recently picked up some new toys, gel lights, that can give some really cool effects and make your images pop. I visit AMMO NYC’s garage to try them out on an original Lamborghini Countach. I’ll show how to make this image,…

G80 M3 BMC air filter DIY and review

I’ve modified nearly every car I’ve ever owned, and my G80 will be no exception. For starters, I’ll install a BMC air filter in the stock G80 air boxes. Is it hard? No. Is it worth it? Well… Before you begin You’ll need some things: BMC high-flow air filters (I got mine from AutoCouture, because…

How to wash a BMW M3

Who do I hang out with a lot? Detailers! That means I’ve picked up a lot of tips on how to both keep a car clean, and protect it without causing a lot of swirl marks. Just like how I stored my E92 for winter, this is meticulous. I’m going to show you the basics…

Shooting the Jaguar XJR-15

Sometimes I put the Bimmers away and shoot incredibly rare cars. In this case, it was a Jaguar XJR-15 going up for auction with Sotheby’s (the car eventually sold for 1.9 million!). What was it like shooting this thing? Not a lot of fun…I’ll explain. The Jaguar XJR-15 Just 53 were made for use, and…

Tracking your new BMW

No doubt you’re a person of discerning taste (since you’re reading this blog). And that means you might be particular about what your new BMW might look like. Taking one off the lot and settling isn’t an option for you, so you’ve decided to order one. But how does it all happen? I’ll show you.…

AMMO NYC Ferrari P4/5 Detail

I love this job – I never know what will be on the docket. From Formula E, to the BMW Performance Driving Center and beyond. But AMMO NYC is special; I truly never know what Larry will call on me to shoot. And if you gave me a thousand guesses, a Ferrari P4/5 would not…

The BMW Performance Center shoot

This story depicts a four-day shoot at the BMW Performance Center in South Carolina. They say football is a game of inches. Well, so is car photography. And there I was, perched out the back of an X5, with my camera inches off the ground. Move it an inch too far to the left or…

Top 5 tips for shooting a classic car

Each car has a soul – you know my credo by now. When it comes to classic cars, the added years and history can make for an even more compelling image, but is shooting an old car any different from shooting a modern one? Hint: yes! Here’s my top 5 tips for shooting a classic…