If you read my “Outside of Code” page you already know that I have a passion for vehicles. Being that I have a love for everything rolling, and somethings not, I find them more beautiful than what the average person would consider “Art”. While an average person looks at a piece like the ‘Mona Lisa’, and says “that’s remarkable”, I look at it and say “Not bad”. For me, I could spend hours looking at the body lines of a beautiful piece of machinery, such as the Porsche 911, than spend 30 minutes in an art museum.
That being said, it was only natural for me to want to have photographs of them around me. There have been many times in life where I’ve said “I’d rather spend 4 times as much learning how to do it, than have someone else do it for me.” This is why I have such a wide range of skills, in many different areas. Photography was no exception to this. I started out needing to take photos to sell a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo. I talked to a few photographers, all of which wanted a pretty hefty fee to come out and shoot it. That’s when I decided it was time to follow my own advice, and just get the equipment, and do it myself. I was having issues with spending an extreme amount of money on something I originally thought I would use once to sell a car, so I did a LOT of shopping online, at several local stores, and did side-by-side comparisons of many, MANY different cameras trying to find the best deal, for the best camera. That’s when I got a huge break; a buddy of mine was selling a brand new Nikon D3300 that he was given as a gift, but had no use for. Being an excellent starter camera, I jumped on the deal, and away I went. I have since taken every advantage to take courses, watch tutorials, and practice as much as possible. I also teach the Photography Merit Badge for BSA Scouts. I have since stepped up to much better equipment, and now photograph people almost as much as things. 🙂
Here are a couple of the vehicles:
(These shots are unedited, as in no post processing at all)
1974 Porsche 911 – Turbo Body Targa (first shot I ever did, clearly not good)
2005 Lamborghini Gallardo
I have a fast Garage 😛
1995 BMW 325IS (Not a bad car, just had too many cars. Took this to sell the car)
1970 Chevrolet C20 (I built this truck with fuel injection, air ride, full power, A/C, even heated, leather seats. Used the “monochrome” filter built into the camera)
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa (UPDATED: Heavily modified, I spent too much time and money building this with loads of goodies. It has roughly the same horsepower as a Ferrari 458 at 1/7th the weight, my best top speed before letting off: 252mph. At the track of course 🙂 )
2007 Suzuki Hayabusa (mine) & 2004 Suzuki Hayabusa (my brothers). It’s hard to be behind the camera, and in front of the camera, I’m squinting for some reason.
1970 Chevrolet Nova Yenko Tribute (Car Owner: David XXXXXXX)
2005 Porsche Cayenne (Photo taken to sell it. GREAT little SUV, did 7,000 miles in 7 days with it, TOWING A CAR TRAILER!)
1966 Ford Mustang (Photo taken so a friend could sell it.)