All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Automotive CGI’

We P3rsonalised It – Introducing the Very British MG3

We P3rsonalised It – Introducing the Very British MG3

We’ve had to keep this under wraps for a while but now it’s aired in the ad breaks of our favourite soaps (*cough) we can now reveal the magic behind the new MG3 ad. That little car spinning amongst the streets to a backing track by Elephant 12 is the result of a little photography, […]

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Nissan Qashqai – discovering the 360 Around View Monitor

Nissan Qashqai – discovering the 360 Around View Monitor

Canary Wharf is always considered the business hub of London and it’s an area we’re all proud of. With the sparkling glass reflecting the ultra-clean streets and the best of modern architecture grouped together it feels like every city should. Without traffic congestion or crowding it’s difficult to imagine that in those mirrored towers millions […]

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Celebrating the Nissan GTR!

Celebrating the Nissan GTR!

Those who follow us know we’ve a soft spot for the Nissan GTR, as we’ve worked with Nissan on a lot of projects and been impressed with enhancements every single time. We’ve recently produced some images of the GTR itself but rather than bore you with technical details we thought it was about time we […]

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The Renault Sandero Stepway – to Russia with gloves

The Renault Sandero Stepway – to Russia with gloves

Readers of these pages know by now that my philosophy is to shoot anything that moves – and most things that don’t. Have camera will travel is the motto of all good photographers. Surely! Nevertheless, the harsh Russian winter with its -30 degrees C temperature is probably one of those locations I tend to avoid […]

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How to park a Nissan Qashqai amid the glass towers of Canary Wharf

How to park a Nissan Qashqai amid the glass towers of Canary Wharf

Parking in London – what a nightmare! With the stress of it I often muse how I’d like to demolish the cityscape around me and park my car where I like and however I like. If only… So that’s how I felt recently when driving at a snail’s pace around Canary Wharf, where I planned […]

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My big Interview in Professional Photographer Magazine: True Lies, Part 2

My big Interview in Professional Photographer Magazine: True Lies, Part 2

Before CGI A photographer at heart, Nigel’s career started in London where he looked for the biggest photographers he could find doing location photography and tried to get work experience with them. “There were loads of people I tried to get work with at the time such as Alan Brooking, who did the iconic 1970s […]

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My big Interview in Professional Photographer Magazine: True Lies

My big Interview in Professional Photographer Magazine: True Lies

Here is my ‘Big Interview’ (their words, not mine) in Professional Photographer, November 2012 issue. Nigel Harniman tells Kathrine Anker why photography is so important to his CGI ad campaigns, and how his invented chocolate car got its sexy shine. My chat with Nigel Harniman was my first peek behind the scenes of Computer Generated […]

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How a joy riding skeleton in a Lamborghini Reventon helped us win the Deus Ex: Human Revolution job

How a joy riding skeleton in a Lamborghini Reventon helped us win the Deus Ex: Human Revolution job

Not so long ago we found ourselves in the twilight world of biotech firms, super-enhanced humans and black opps teams hell bent on murder. Our task was to ensure ex SWAT hard man Adam Jensen – hired to protect scientists to carry out their dubious trade in human experimentation – was given a makeover worthy […]

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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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Volvo – around the world in 30 days

Volvo – around the world in 30 days

The Volvo C30 shoot was a great experience – a lot of fun and a lot of hard work. It was also typical of how shoots have evolved since photography went digital. These days you often go to locations just to shoot a backplate, with the object – or vehicle in this case – added […]

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