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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… Read More »

What lenses should I use to shoot a car?

Like any photography genre, automotive images require some special consideration when it comes to lens selection. But don’t be overwhelmed – you just need three. Here are the lenses you should use to shoot a car. I’m on a Nikon Z7, but these focal lengths are common for almost any camera set up. Prime vs… Read More »

The BMW G80 M3 Review

Well, here it is. After countless debate, the all-new BMW G80 M3 is here. Is it better than the F80? Is it even an M3? Do you want one? Let’s find out.. What shouldn’t matter The nose Let’s face it, there’s no getting over the face. It stands out, and it might not be for… Read More »

How to light paint a black BMW M850i

These BMW M850i Gran Coupes were made available by Circle BMW in Eatontown, NJ. I purchased my X3 from them, and it was one of the best car-buying experiences I’ve had. And I’ve had a lot. Good vs Evil When Circle said I could have my pick of cars on the lot to shoot, I… Read More »

The 2020 recap

Just like everyone else on the planet, 2020 has been a year to remember for me. Thankfully, shooting cars is something that can be done safely outside, so there were still plenty of amazing vehicles to get a good look at through my lens. Here’s a 2020 recap! 1 – BMW M School Yes, I… Read More »

Shooting the Saleen S7

Next up in Larry’s incredible garage is sort of a unicorn. As an automotive photographer, I’ve seen and shot all sorts of rare vehicles, but the last time I could remember seeing a Saleen S7 was at an auto show almost 20 years ago. Yet here it was, in front of me. Once again, the… Read More »

Shooting the Rimac Concept One

Larry’s garage at the AMMO NYC headquarters is a palace of clean, and you never know what will show up. Still, when he called and said he had a Rimac Concept One coming in from Manhattan Motorcars, I was pretty surprised. It’s not every day you get to hang out with a hyper car of… Read More »

Light painting a car without a light

I recently posted some tips on how to shoot your car with an iPhone. Let’s continue the theme this week with light painting a car, using no Ice Lights or strobes. What you’ll need for light painting a car: A camera A tripod Sunlight Adobe Photoshop On Location – set up So you’ve picked a… Read More »

5 quick tips for light painting a car

Light painting. Nothing gives you that big WOW factor like it. I’ve covered it in detail, and even shot a video with AMMO NYC on it. But what if you just want to know the basics for a shoot? These images were both shot with just 5 exposures. 3 for the car, 2 for the… Read More »

The definitive guide on light paint, Part 3

For parts 1 and 2 on how to make and edit light paint, click the links. Now that we’ve gone over how to shoot the car with proper lighting, and light paint with special effects, this week will cover how to edit light paint shots together into one seamless look. We’ll be using a series… Read More »