Try Photographing Part of Cars

When photographing a car show or in a museum, I think it’s a good idea to make some close-up images of parts of cars. Don’t be frustrated by the lack of space and crowded working conditions found at shows. Use that to your advantage by finding small details, such as the delicate nature of a Bugatti’s grille or the sensuous lines of a street rod’s fender and capture...

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The Art of the Junkyard

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”— Thomas A. Edison Similarly, it could be said that to create an interesting photograph also requires “a pile of junk.” Back in the 1970’s junkyard art was a popular genre and photographers discovered that these were the ultimate photo op but times change. In a different, less politically...

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Private Workshops on Car Photography

If you’ve been looking for a way to jumpstart your photographic techniques for photographing cars, our private workshops are a great and affordable way to start. Sessions are 90 minutes long, cost $75 (cash or check) and are held at Cars & Coffee events in Parker, Castle Rock and Colorado Springs. We’ll kick off the session with a brief discussion of capture options,...

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The Importance of Testing

Back in the day, when I shot film, I would never have shot an assignment or important images before testing the concept and the gear beforehand. Medium and large format studio shooters used expensive Polaroid film to make test shots before clicking the shutter with real film while the rest of us would shoot test rolls before trying new technique or new gear. Along comes...

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An MG Takes Flight

If you’re a regular read4er of this blog,  you know that I’m a bit of an Anglophile. And while I’m currently driving a German car my previous two vehicles were British. And for a long, long time I was in love with the classic MG TC. The TC was the first postwar MG launched in 1945. It was similar to the pre-war TB, sharing the same 1,250 cc pushrod-OHV engine...

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The Real Mini Is Really Back

As an unabashed Anglophile, it should surprise no one that I owned a new Mini and it may not surprise anyone that it was not a great experience. Oh, the car looked great and drove great when the transmission wasn’t jumping out of gear, but reliability. No so much, It go to the point that I knew the first name of the tow truck driver who would lovingly haul my Mini Cooper...

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