The Wrong Lens at the Right Time

Today’s Post by John Larsen In 2015 I was fortunate to obtain media credentials at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport) to take photos of a couple of professional series that were racing. When I go to any venue I move to various locations seeking different angles and perspectives, while changing focal lengths. For one particular race I headed to Moss Corner,...

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Capturing Cadillac Dreams

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Cadillac was one of the first automobile brands in the world and was second in the United States next to Buick. The firm was formed from the remnants of the original Henry Ford Company in 1902 and was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French explorer who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms,...

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It’s Another “Name that Car” Contest

Today’s Post by Joe Farace How I made this shot: The camera I used is almost as obscure (although it wasn’t at the time) as the car; it was a Samsung GX-1S that used Pentax K-mount lenses. Lens used was a smc Pentax-DA 12-24mm F4 ED AL [IF] lens at 16mm. Program mode exposure was 1/750 sec at f/8 and ISO 200. I photographed this stack of cars at a recycling...

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Photographing Cars in Infrared

Today’s Post by Joe Farace All photographs are about lighting but infrared photography is about capturing images with invisible light, which is why comparisons to traditional photography can be difficult. If you want to create a dramatic image, few things beat a beautiful sunrise photographed in vibrant colors. The same scene photographed in infrared may be...

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Tips for Better Exposures When Shooting Car Shows

Today’s Post by Joe Farace While many car shows, including the 25’th Anniversary edition of the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance have been canceled due to coronavirus health concerns, I think that the information in today’s post is still useful and will be helpful when society comes back to whatever passes for “normal.” One of the most...

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How’s My Latest Car Search Going? Not Good

Today’s Post by Joe Farace It’s been more than a year since I sold my Mercedes Benz CLA 250 and I’ve officially been car-less. Since then I’ve been driving Mary’s 2016 Beetle convertible and even did a vlog while driving it, talking about my lack of success in finding a car. It hasn’t gotten any better since then. The Beetle is a relatively fun car to...

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