Crowds and Cars in the Sunshine State

by | Aug 18, 2020

Today’s Post by Jamie Zartman

Getting great photographs at a crowded car show is always a challenge. The thumbnail image for today’s post gives you some idea of why and today’s post and photographs made by a great photographer and talented motorsports driver—Jamie Zartman—gives you some idea of why.—Joe

The annual Ferrari Show in Naples, Florida every February is one of the best street car shows in the country and with crowds of tens of thousands of people, one of the most challenging to photograph.



The cars are always arrayed for blocks and blocks along Main Street, and include classics, hot rods, and great examples of American, British, German and Italian sports cars. A photographer has to shoot fast, grab an opportunity that presents itself, and then move on like some salmon caught in a multi-million dollar river of automobilia.

Utilizing black and white and shooting tight, can help put the emphasis where it belongs and minimize distractions, but sometimes the colors just demand to be seen. If you get a chance to go, check it out, but wait until it is again safe to be bumping shoulders in a large crowd of people.