Book Review: Pontiac Firebird: 50 Years

Everybody here in the Farace household loves Firebirds. Mary is in love with the first generation model and all their variants, especially convertibles. Having fallen in love with the black and gold Trans Am from Smokey and the Bandit, I‘m infatuated with all of the Screaming Chicken variations—and it’s gotta have T-tops. And yes, I know they leak. David Newhardt has...

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Photographing a Barn Find

From Wikipedia: A barn find is a classic car or motorcycle that has been discovered, often in derelict condition. The term comes from their tendency to be found in places such as barns, sheds, carports and outbuildings where they have been stored for many years. Two words that set a true car enthusiasts heart a-flutter are “barn find.” This classic was not found in a...

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Making a Portrait of a Drift Driver

There are two kinds of portrait photographers: The first likes to shoot with “available light” by which they really mean “every light that’s available.” The second group prefers to use as few light sources as possible because there’s less gear to fiddle with, which translates into more time spent concentrating on making a good portrait. Using fewer lights is less...

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For Our Canadian Readers: 2017 Motorsports Photography Workshops

Join this blog’s Senior International Travel Correspondent John Larsen trackside and experience first-hand the challenges and techniques required to take quality motorsports images at three very different motorsports venues! Each workshop will include both instruction and live photo sessions of the action. There will be opportunities to post your images on various...

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Proper Exposure? Practice, Practice, Practice

There’s an old joke that goes: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” The answer is always the same, practice, practice, practice. Pianists have to practice their scales every day and photographers should practice capturing the correct exposure. Under tricky lighting conditions, sometimes the best solution is to shoot a series of images varying your...

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Classic Rock Cruise-In 2017, Castle Rock Colorado

One of my favorite Colorado car shows is the annual Classic Rock Cruise-In in Castle Rock that’s held on the streets of this charming town. This year the show is on June 17 and runs from 10AM to 3:ooPM. Location is on Wilcox Square area and surrounding streets but it’s hard to miss since it takes over the entirre downtown area. Castle Rock was founded in 1874...

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