‘Tutorial’ Category

To Lightpaint, or not to Lightpaint…

To Lightpaint, or not to Lightpaint…

That is the question! Lightpainting has been around in car photography in one shape or form for many years. Back in the day, we lit with a 6ft Kino Flo – great effect, but another large piece of kit for the production team to load in & out of grip vans, airport check-ins etc… Now we […]

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Automotive Rig Masterclass

Automotive Rig Masterclass

It was great to be asked by Phase One and The Flash Centre to give an automotive rig masterclass while of course demonstrating the superb new Phase One XF and A-Series camera systems earlier this week at the home of the newest venue on the Hill Climb circuit, Chateau Impney. We had a great day for […]

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The Long and the Short of Automotive Rig Photography

The Long and the Short of Automotive Rig Photography

With the backdrop of the Teme Valley behind me, I paired with Car Camera Rig’s Justin to show how I produce the images you see advertising the fastest cars. We couldn’t have chosen a better location we filmed at Shelsey Walsh Hill Climb, the oldest active motorsport event in the entire world. Although most rigs […]

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Capturing a demented Kawasaki Mean Streak with Profoto Flash

Capturing a demented Kawasaki Mean Streak with Profoto Flash

This week I thought I’d return to the spray paint work of Piers Dowell by shooting one of his finest creations – a Kawasaki 1500 Mean Streak. And I wanted to do this using one of my favourite flash lighting tools – the Profoto strip light. Dennis Hopper on a chopper As with Piers’s spray […]

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Video tutorial and free HDR and backplate from award winning Mars Ice Cream shoot

Video tutorial and free HDR and backplate from award winning Mars Ice Cream shoot

This is a video tutorial about how to make an HDR for image-based lighting for CGI. It comprises the equipment and the working methods I used to create my award winning Mars Ice Cream photo. I want to demonstrate how simple it can be create HDRs for Image based lighting . It’s not a complex […]

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