Nissan Skyline on the Rocks

I photographed this Nissan Skyline GTR for Modified magazine at Red Rocks Park outside Denver. The Skyline GTR is the ultimate cult car and when any of them show up at Cars & Coffee events or car shows, they’re invariable crowded by young people who grew up on video games soaking up this amazing automobile that was never officially brought into the US. The Nissan...

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Non-Photo Tips for Shooting Motorsports

I often get questions about photographing racing and while most of those questions are about capturing on-track action, that’s only part of the process of actually making these photographs. The part people don’t ask about are actually the most important, such as safety aspect of working around fast cars. Some of this advice may seem obvious but if you follow these tips,...

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The Stingray Split Window Coupe

The 1963 Corvette Sting Ray split window coupe is, I think, the most beautiful modern American car. It up there with the most beautiful British modern car, the Series 1 Jaguar E-type. The 1963 Sting Ray production car’s lineage can be traced to two separate GM projects: the Q-Corvette, and more directly, Bill Mitchell’s racing Sting Ray. In 1957, the...

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Sometimes it Rains

There are a few photographers who really, really want to venture out in the rain, afraid that their cameras and lenses, or perhaps their own delicate selves, will be damaged. (After all, look what water did to the witch in the Wizard of Oz.) But don’t be afraid of getting wet. You can always cover your camera with my old stand-by shower cap that most decent (anyway)...

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Photographing a Rat Rod

“Street rods have a Chevy in front and a can of wax in the back…Hot Rods have a flathead in front and a box of tools in the back”—Fred Offenhauser; According to Wikipedia: A rat rod is a style of hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of the 1940s, 1950s, and early-1960s. … Most rat rods appear...

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It is Your Father’s Oldsmobile

Shot while testing the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (for Shutterbug magazine) with the now discontinued Tamron 11-18mm lens at the annual classic car show in Castle Rock, Colorado. Exposure was 1/1250 sec at f/8 and ISO 200 The 9th Annual Classic Rock Cruise‐In Car Show will be held Saturday, June 17, 2017, on the Saturday before Fathers Day. The show is organized and produced by...

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