I don’t think I’ve ever done anything like this before but I need your help. I’ve entered a photo contest and become lucky enough to make the finals. Out of tens of thousands who entered, I made the final eight. Normally I don’t enter contests at this late stage of my career, but once you […]

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Short and sweet. I use HDR more than I don’t. When I do use HDR I prefer the subtle approach believing less is more. I’m not attacking anyone else’s style. I’m just saying that’s the way I prefer it. I like it so subtle that I don’t use it in the conventional way. I primarily […]

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As many of you know my hobby is driving and collecting race cars. I should preface this by saying, I am not built for driving race cars. I am built for playing football – which I did for 14 years. But in my heart, I have always been a race car driver. I have never […]

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Light painting is a great way to find a new creative outlet for your photography. It’s not rocket science – and in fact there no rules. There’s no right or wrong way to do it – you just do it. But I have some pointers that may get you started if you are new to […]

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(Imagine Jeremy Clarkson’s voice reading these first few paragraphs.) It’s not from Chimera, Alien Bees or Broncolor. It doesn’t come with any soft boxes or stands. In fact, it’s not sold in any camera store – not even at B&H or Adorama. That’s because… It’s a truck. To be more precise, it’s a 2012 Ford […]

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If you’re interested in learning the basics of photographing cars, I’ve got an e-book for you. It’s $1.99 until September 30, 2012 – then it jumps up to $3.99. You can check it out on Scribd. Car Shooters Checklist Scott Bourne

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Post and Photos By Thomas Shue This week I got one of those chances that dont come around very often in a lifetime. I got to play with my favorite toys (camera gear) and use them to help make pictures of an incredible car, Scott Bourne’s 2012 Jaguar XKR convertible. This is only part of […]

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Here it is the night before a big shoot I have planned at Las Vegas Motor Speedway tomorrow. The client is a calendar company that specializes in car calendars and they want my very own 2012 Jaguar XKR convertible in the book. I’m excited because I’m getting paid extra. Once for the use of my […]

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Some of you know I’m a car guy. In fact, I run a car-related blog called carloves.com. I collect cars. I race cars. I love cars. I’m passionate about anything related to cars. In racing there’s a very old saying – “You can’t fake fast.” I’ve heard it a million times. I understand it. I […]

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I’ve used super telephoto lenses for almost two decades and I’ve been lucky enough to own or have access to just about every single lens in the category. When Canon announced this new 500mm lens more than a year ago, I became excited. The old version is more than a decade old and was overdue […]

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(NOTE: This photo was already licensed under an exclusive arrangement so therefore could not be included in my Creative Commons Non Com experiment. Sorry.) Good writers know that you can say too much in a story. Rather than spend page after page in a book to describe a character, good writers will pick something simple […]

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I’m going to start a series of posts about what I call “photographic religions.” You know, the memes that get started relating to photography as if they are inspired by God himself. When you meet someone who lives and dies by one of these photographic religions, it’s usually a clue that their photos aren’t great, […]

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CROSS-POSTED at Carloves.com Dealing with the inevitable reflections you get when you make pictures of cars. I’ve been shooting cars on a regular basis lately. I, like everyone struggle with the specular highlights and reflections that cars produce. I have learned five quick tricks that will make your next car shoot easier. 1. Wear all […]

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NOTE: This was cross-posted from CarLoves.com Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Assuming that you have access to the car you want to photograph is the first step to making a great car photograph, the background is the […]

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Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter When some people see the above photograph they typically assume I was just walking by this little tableaux and happened to have my camera with me and took a picture. The truth is much more complicated than that. Let me tell you the story. […]

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