I recently had the opportunity to shoot for one of Australia’s leading 4x4 Accessories retailer. Opposite Lock have been around since 1974 and have many stores Australia Wide. The photos of this Ford Ranger are for an upcoming national competition as OL are giving the car away. With all the gear on it this vehicle is worth over $75,000 away. This shoot was a bit tricky considering the location in a makeshift car studio which made it very hard to get the car lit evenly. In spite of this we worked around this and provide the client with the images we wanted. If you’re feeling lucky you can ENTER HERE!
Fitted Festival is an outdoor automotive and lifestyle festival that this February was held for the first time in Melbourne at the Airport. Hundreds of modified JDM, Australian and American Muscle cars were on show. I ended up shooting some snaps from the morning rain to the golden sunset. Its always so difficult shooting at car shows as there are always distractions in the background which take away from the car you are shooting. There truly were some amazing cars on hand that i'd love to spend time with for a proper photoshoot.
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Dean’s 1967 Chev Camaro 454 ‘Big Block’
Deans 1967 Camaro has been a labour of love. He has owned the car for 10 years and has slowly turned it into the beast it now is. A stroked out 454 cubic inch big block that looks as clean as it runs. Make no mistake this is a pure street car that gets driven regularly and is no show pony, This Camaro has so much torque on tap i’ve never experienced a proper big block before and was not disappointed. Once the fat rear tyres stop spinning and find some traction it just rocket-ships down the road at an alarming rate. Its just a mental, angry, brutish and loud car and i absolutely love it.
We started the shoot in the late afternoon to get some of that beautiful golden hour lighting in the backstreets. After that we headed back to a location for some light painting images to really make the car pop. Total shoot time was around 5 hours with a further 8+ hours spent on post processing
Are you chasing some shots for your car? If you have spent countless hours and money building your latest project have consider getting some professional photographs to show off all of your hard work? Send me a message to get in touch and discuss further.
In the Studio
Outdoor On Location
The 1967 Citroen DS21 "Goddess"
Last night i headed out to the docklands to take some shots of this classic car. I got told off by security near the docks for blocking the road so didn't get any shots in front of the container ships or cranes so had to scout for some other places to shoot. One thing i learnt was that shooting multiple exposures on a Citroen DS is hard and needs some planning. As the car slowly sinks back down on it's suspension once it loses hydraulic pressure some of my frames were not aligned. Lesson learnt. This was a bit of a challenging shoot but i'm still happy with the way the final images turned out.
Some shots of Jake's amazing Honda CB400 Cafe Racer build, this time shot indoors with studio flash and some light painting. Keep an eye out as this bike will be featured on Return of the Cafe Racer very soon.
Update- Here is a link to the feature on his bike