Some Favorites from a Previous Tokyo Motor Show

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend the Tokyo Motor Show and it was one of the fun auto-related experiences that I’ve had. In addition to gettig to see lots of cars that are not imported to the usa—both JDM and European—the show is famous for it’s concept cars. Here were a few of my favorites: The Tokyo Motor Show.

This event is held in the Makuhari Messe and for homesick Americans, the Makuhari Messe in Chiba has a food court that features a real jumping up and down McDonalds. The show is fairly well lit for TV cameras allowing these color perfect shots that were shot with a Canon Digital Rebel set in Auto White Balance mode. This Acura HSC concept (above) vehicle was captured in Program mode at1 /60 sec at f/4.5 at ISO 400. The camera’s built-in flash was fired to put some detail in the shadows. Lens was the inexpensive EF-S 18-55mm that Canon bundled with this camera, set at 18mm.

Fill flash for people. In addition to having the most amazing concept cars in the world, the Tokyo Motor Show also has the prettiest models that are glad to pose for you whether you’re a working pro or just a snapshooter. This little Denso SARD concept car was photographed with a Canon Digital Rebel set in Auto White Balance mode. Exposure 1/125 sec at f/9 at ISO 400 and the built-in flash used to provide fill for the model’s face.



Along with photographer Barry Staver, Joe is co-author of Better Available Light Digital Photography that’s now out-of-print but new copies are available from Amazon for $17.52 or used copies for less than seven bucks, as I write this.