The ability to shoot fantastic people, things and events is what keeps me coming back to this hobby. I seek out lots of challenges, and they help me grow both as a professional and personal.
This ’68 Shelby GT500KR was a hoot to be around. It is one of four that year to have both an automatic transmission and an air conditioner. It sounds real pretty when it is running as well.
During this shoot I learned firsthand the value of speed, efficiency, and technical skills required to provide top tier products. I realized about 25 things in my last accounting of to improves from this shoot. The biggest one I can mention now is the value of shooting in a good lighting window or creating your own good lighting.
As I created these images I could understand the technical masterpieces so many artists create with good strobes, reflectors and scrims. On the day of this shot I did not have a large enough scrim…say about 10×20 feet… so we moved the vehicles all around to make this work out in good lighting. Try as I might the 46 inch circular just did not cut it no matter what we did.
Despite all that I still produced a some really nice images I am happy to share!
PS. As will all my images they are available for sale, and 10% of the sale price will go to charity.
Imagine this as a 16×20 metal!
EHW Photography took home 3rd place in the 2D art category at the Roswell Art Festival! There were over ninety vendors total, and over twenty outstanding 2D vendors. So I am thrilled to receive this recognition for the hard work of my little crew.
It was a good weekend meeting great people. Our next show I hope will be with the ROMEOS on the first Sunday in October in East Cobb, and then Octane on Caffine on the third Sunday of October. I will also be setting up personal car shoots with many people I met this weekend. I hope to show you that working the coming months!
Much more later…but for now I’m still excited and recovering from the long weekend.
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Long Haired Lady
This Long Haired Lady still looks elegant up in Old Car City. I really wish I could see this car in its glory. I love the long lines, the grace it would have sliding through the air, and the roar of the engine. Even today you can clearly see the blue of the sky reflecting in the chrome at this partly bright sunny day in North Georgia.
Working in the cold weather my camera did just fine, and the battery did not crash. What I did find a bit harder was staying comfortable with all the layers of warm clothes I had one…and realizing I forgot my most vital accessory for serious rolling around…my knee pads.
About 16 years ago I fell down a Georgia mountain in the cold of winter while in the Army. I smashed up both of my knees, and they got good infections. Today I still feel the soreness, especially on cold winter days like this one. So forgetting my knee pads really hurt my movement up and down with the tripod.
In order to really work a scene well, a great photographer once told me to get high-low-middle-near-far-get front-back-rear and anything else. You have to experiment. It does not mean you have to click the shutter at each spot, but it does mean you have to observe each spot and think through the opportunities it can offer. As with any skill, experience and creativity will drive the end result far more than the equipment available.
So the moral of the story is, I think I captured a good composition. I still wonder however how much more I could have done if I remembered the knee pads and worked this scene even harder.
P.S. Fujifilm X-E1 with 14mm, F/18 on a seven shot jpeg EV Comp setting processed through Nik HDR efex Pro2 and touched off in Aperture
My Dad and I went for a ride in the Model A yesterday, just to take out the trash in town….and of course the truck demanded a short photo shoot! Luckily we had the historic school and some clouds to make the shot a little more interesting!
No crazy thoughts today…other than I hope you had a great weekend! I start a long road trip home tomorrow with the family in the “Silver Bullet.” So if you see a big van running down I-81 to Ashville, NC that would be us!
P.S. This is little X-E1 with an appearance of the 14mm. I really enjoy that lens! Edited in Snapseed on my IPad.