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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