Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Vossen Wheels VVS-CV4 - Infiniti G37 Video & Photoshoot

In the past, when doing shoots for Vossen wheels I would always play it safe and do things that I knew would produce what I thought were "good enough" results. I was always too scared of trying something new and things going totally wrong, then having to reschedule, reshoot etc..  The funny thing is that this had never been a problem with my other shoots.  So after a few disappointing shoots, I decided to put aside my fear and try things I've never done before - both with the images and the video. To be quite honest, I'm very happy with the results. Some things could use a little fine tuning... but I know that with practice they'll get to where I want them to be!!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

A Few Randoms - November

It's been a while since I've posted a few of my random captures, which more often than not, end up on my flickr photostream rather than here.  Since I'm waiting for a few of my latest shoots to be approved before I can release them, I thought, "What better time to post these than now?"

These first two images where taken during my recent trip to Japan, hands down, the most amazing trip I've ever been on. Everything is so different there - but good different! People are polite, the train system is extremely efficient, clean, crowded (although I didn't mind that), and the streets are full of energy, with hundreds of people everywhere. I honestly can't wait to go back! In fact, if given the choice to move there someday, I think I would do it in a heartbeat.

Speedhunters.com is undoubtedly my favorite automative related web site, one that I easily visit multiple times within a day. Great articles aside, the images contained in each post are enough to pull me in every time. The Speedhunters photo book is a collection of  the most amazing photos captured by the entire SH team in 2011 - and if you're an automotive nut like me, then there's no better photo book than this. Sadly, if you didn't get it already - you're too late, as it's sold out.

Every once in a while, I like to take my camera with me to school. Now, I've been going to Emerson for 3 years so nothing I walk by is really new to me. It's funny how things you look at everyday  become transformed when viewed through the viewfinder of a camera. The two images above were taken on two separate occasions with my favorite lens, Sigma 30mm 1.4.

This last image was taken during my first visit to the Boston House of Blues. Great place to shoot photos, and if you own fast primes then this is the type environment where they really shine! For this shot, I used my trusty Sigma 30mm 1.4. As I've said before - it's my favorite lens!!!