CLS Shooting Brake: Post Processing

Wanted to share an image build from a recent CLS Shooting Brake shoot I just finished. One of my valued clients needed images of this car for an upcoming promotional / marketing campaign, and fast. With bad weather forecast for the coming days I decided to try a shot I've been wanting to do for some time – a tunnel rigshot.

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Camera Tethering: The Mobile Solution - Part 1 of 2 Featured

Let's face it: when it comes to tethering your camera in the field, laptops are the way to go. However even though they are considered a "portable" on the go solution they are not exactly a quick and simple setup. The alotted time for a shoot and the amount of space you have to shoot in can be a photographer's worst enemy. When shooting editorial projects often one is given little of either. So how do we achieve the benefits from tethering to a laptop but also provide flexibility and speed to meet these stringent demands? Enter the DSLR Controller app for Android.

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Hot Cars & Porn Stars - Jayden James Featured

As Photo Director of RIDES Magazine, when you're working full time as an Automotive Photographer, every day is a good day. Sometimes, though, you get these special kind of calls... and those calls turn a good day into a GREAT day. This is the perfect example.

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Z3 LS1 Swap: Post Processing Featured

Had a chance to photograph a LS1 Swapped BMW Z3 with my buddy Brandon Lajoie at Vorshalg in Plano Texas.  We originally decided to light the car with strobes.  After the first few test shots we decided to scrap the strobes and break out an LED light from my light bag to light "paint" the car. It turned out pretty well. More info on the light being used after the break.

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Behind the Scenes - Aston Martin Photoshoot

An Aston Martin shoot I did last year.  Shot the car with multiple lights and various modifiers.  I Even did a little light painting.  The rest of the video gives a run down of some of my editing process.  It's a bit chaotic, and I have changed a few things with my editing since this shoot.  If you pay close attention there is a wheel brightening trick that I use in all my editing.  It really makes the wheels pop.  I'll post up more BTS videos later.  Enjoy.

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How it all started - The birth of motivelife.com

Video Edited by Brian Okamoto

An early teaser video shot in 2008 at the start of motivelife. The site initially was to review cars, offer live event coverage and also show the aspects of what goes into an automotive photography photoshoot. The name has since been revived and the site will now chronicle the life of automotive photographers around the world and the work involved.

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