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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #135 on: March 13, 2013, 08:42:46 AM »
Stumbled upon this one while out wandering around Newcastle Uk. Luckily had my walk around camera Sony Nexus 5N which I love!


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


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« Reply #135 on: March 13, 2013, 08:42:46 AM »

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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #136 on: March 13, 2013, 09:32:25 PM »
Stumbled upon this one while out wandering around Newcastle Uk. Luckily had my walk around camera Sony Nexus 5N which I love!


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr

NICE! I thought you'd just traded in the ol BM at first ;)
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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #137 on: March 13, 2013, 09:51:51 PM »
i've got a few

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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #139 on: March 19, 2013, 06:52:33 PM »
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NICE! I thought you'd just traded in the ol BM at first ;)

Haha one day! ;) Need to sell a few more prints first!  ::)
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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #140 on: March 19, 2013, 07:36:54 PM »
Wow! Some very impressive and inspirational photos in this thread. Thanks for sharing everyone. Here's a few of mine.


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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #141 on: March 19, 2013, 11:30:31 PM »
Stumbled upon this one while out wandering around Newcastle Uk. Luckily had my walk around camera Sony Nexus 5N which I love!


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr

IMHO, the 458 is the greatest supercar on Earth at the moment. What a machine!

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« Reply #141 on: March 19, 2013, 11:30:31 PM »

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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #142 on: April 29, 2013, 11:47:50 PM »
Stumbled upon this one while out wandering around Newcastle Uk. Luckily had my walk around camera Sony Nexus 5N which I love!


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr


Ferrari 458 Italia, Newcastle by TomScottPhotographyCumbria, on Flickr

IMHO, the 458 is the greatest supercar on Earth at the moment. What a machine!

Best super car, no. Heck not even the best Ferrari! I like the 458 though.
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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #143 on: April 30, 2013, 01:27:32 AM »
Following a suggestion to check out this area of CR.  Very nice shots!

Thought I'd try my hand at photographing cars.  Just wondering what what be a good combination to photograph an outdoor classic car show coming up next weekend.  The widest lens I have for a crop-body is the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 and for FF: 24-105 f4.   There may be some open-house events where cars will be on display inside custom auto shops but this will be my first time attending this event, I'm not really sure.  If the event goes until say 8 pm in the evening, then the 17-55 might be the best way to go.

Suggestions and recommendations welcome   ;D
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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #144 on: April 30, 2013, 03:00:51 AM »
So has any of you guys been to Wolfsburg?
For those who don not know, it's the hometown of Volkswagen.
They have a hugh area called Autostadt where every car brand they own has a own area.
Well, this is a fully mirrored/chromed Bugatti Veyron. It's fully functional but forbidden to drive on publice roads because of reflections that might cause irritations.





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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #145 on: April 30, 2013, 04:33:06 AM »
Following a suggestion to check out this area of CR.  Very nice shots!

Thought I'd try my hand at photographing cars.  Just wondering what what be a good combination to photograph an outdoor classic car show coming up next weekend.  The widest lens I have for a crop-body is the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 and for FF: 24-105 f4.   There may be some open-house events where cars will be on display inside custom auto shops but this will be my first time attending this event, I'm not really sure.  If the event goes until say 8 pm in the evening, then the 17-55 might be the best way to go.

Suggestions and recommendations welcome   ;D

Well most of mine were taken with an old 40D and a 17-55mm, was so sharp on that body. Some taken with the 7D and 17-55mm and others taken with my 5DMKIII and a 24-105mm.

I think you have the bases covered. I would take a prime for low light large DOF, maybe a macro for details and if you get chance a 70-200mm F2.8 is nice to compress perspective with things around going on, then blur the background out to reduce distraction. But can be a pain if there are a lot of people around. I kept the 17-55mm when I shot crop and 24-105mm on FF. Ive been shooting cars for years commercially and neither have let me down. Now I keep the 24-105mm on my FF body and 70-200mm on the Crop body and carry two so I dont need to change lenses.

One last thing to take is a flash with a diffuser, just to fill. Can be very useful and if done correctly no-one would ever know.

You have to be careful. few tips - 17mm close up will distort the car, Better off using 35mm and above to keep distortion at bay. Although can look good, depends what your after.


BMW Z4M Coupe CSL Wheels by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr


BMW E46 M3, Alston, Hartside, Cumbria, CSL wheels by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

I would suggest get low, down to the cars hight don't shoot down. Otherwise the car wont look natural and its tell tale signs of amateurish photography. I am always lying on the floor or on one knee when I shoot cars.

Use a tele to compress the perspective bring the background closer.


BMW Z4M Coupe rear by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

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Ferrari Wheel by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Other than that enjoy! The meets and shows have an awesome atmosphere and great people. Talk to the owners, they are always willing to talk about the cars and give them a business card you might get some business.

Here are a few almost exclusively shot on the 17-55mm last year

Silverstone classics (40D)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157630780702712/

BMW Z4 Uk national meet (40D 17-55mm few with 10-22mm)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157630504600366/

Porsche museum Stuttgart (7D 17-55mm few with 10-22mm)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157632460914809/

Just a few of my car shots
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157629303945158/

Hope this helps.
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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #146 on: April 30, 2013, 05:59:45 AM »
A couple of shoots I did recently for a specialist garage that does modern restorations of Mustangs and high end car detailing.




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« Reply #147 on: May 01, 2013, 12:41:05 AM »
Thanks for the great tips and sharing your photos Tom.  I tried some of your suggestions out at an Audi dealer this evening.  I haven't had a chance to download or do any processing.  I can see where a Macro lens would be quite handy - not to mention a knee pad   ;D



Following a suggestion to check out this area of CR.  Very nice shots!

Thought I'd try my hand at photographing cars.  Just wondering what what be a good combination to photograph an outdoor classic car show coming up next weekend.  The widest lens I have for a crop-body is the EF-S 17-55 f2.8 and for FF: 24-105 f4.   There may be some open-house events where cars will be on display inside custom auto shops but this will be my first time attending this event, I'm not really sure.  If the event goes until say 8 pm in the evening, then the 17-55 might be the best way to go.

Suggestions and recommendations welcome   ;D

Well most of mine were taken with an old 40D and a 17-55mm, was so sharp on that body. Some taken with the 7D and 17-55mm and others taken with my 5DMKIII and a 24-105mm.

I think you have the bases covered. I would take a prime for low light large DOF, maybe a macro for details and if you get chance a 70-200mm F2.8 is nice to compress perspective with things around going on, then blur the background out to reduce distraction. But can be a pain if there are a lot of people around. I kept the 17-55mm when I shot crop and 24-105mm on FF. Ive been shooting cars for years commercially and neither have let me down. Now I keep the 24-105mm on my FF body and 70-200mm on the Crop body and carry two so I dont need to change lenses.

One last thing to take is a flash with a diffuser, just to fill. Can be very useful and if done correctly no-one would ever know.

You have to be careful. few tips - 17mm close up will distort the car, Better off using 35mm and above to keep distortion at bay. Although can look good, depends what your after.


BMW Z4M Coupe CSL Wheels by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr


BMW E46 M3, Alston, Hartside, Cumbria, CSL wheels by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

I would suggest get low, down to the cars hight don't shoot down. Otherwise the car wont look natural and its tell tale signs of amateurish photography. I am always lying on the floor or on one knee when I shoot cars.

Use a tele to compress the perspective bring the background closer.


BMW Z4M Coupe rear by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Look for details


Ferrari Wheel by TomScottPhoto, on Flickr

Other than that enjoy! The meets and shows have an awesome atmosphere and great people. Talk to the owners, they are always willing to talk about the cars and give them a business card you might get some business.

Here are a few almost exclusively shot on the 17-55mm last year

Silverstone classics (40D)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157630780702712/

BMW Z4 Uk national meet (40D 17-55mm few with 10-22mm)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157630504600366/

Porsche museum Stuttgart (7D 17-55mm few with 10-22mm)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157632460914809/

Just a few of my car shots
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscottphotography/sets/72157629303945158/

Hope this helps.
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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #147 on: May 01, 2013, 12:41:05 AM »

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« Reply #148 on: May 09, 2013, 02:23:05 PM »
Long time reader, first time poster.

Some incredible talent here! I wanted to share a few from the Ferrari Challenge race meeting a few weeks ago at Sears Point/Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA and would love to get some feedback.











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Re: Cars cars cars (and some bikes)
« Reply #149 on: May 11, 2013, 10:25:15 AM »
Awesome Ferrari Challenge race meeting pics above! Although why you would put a camo wrap on one if beyond me!


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