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CAR PHOTOGRAPHY ONE TO ONE TRAINING

I met Jeff at Brooklands Museum, it seemed the ideal venue for the car photography training session. The camera that Jeff uses is a Sony digital SLR, he hasn't been a great convert to digital as he had always used film cameras in the past. Once we had grabbed a coffee and looked through a selection of my car portfolio for tips on composition it was time to fire up the stunning Lotus Evora GTE and head for the banking at Brooklands. A heavy mist was in attendance and wasn't going to shift through the day, this aided the atmospheric conditions and worked with the combat green paintwork of the sports car. When a car looks this good and doesn't have a bad angle to photograph it from we just had to concentrate on the backdrops, the banking, airfield and petrol stations made for a nice range of car photography set ups.

At the end of the day Jeff had learnt about composition, best depth of field use, angles and most important of all lighting. The car is only 1 of 20 made by Lotus and for me a first, the aggressive stance, carbon fibre detailing and sharp angles of the GTE made it a pleasure to photograph. Looking forward to seeing Jeff's results soon and on this occasion the damp miserable weather really did aid the final photos.

A little bit of info about the Lotus Evora GTE, it is a race car developed with a single minded aim to be successful in the new global motorsport GTE category, which includes the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours. To celebrate this ground breaking car, Lotus has built a limited number of GTE road cars representing the most powerful Lotus road cars ever built.

Producing over 444 PS from the race developed Lotus Evora GTE engine, fed through a sequential AMT racing gearbox. Transferring this power to the road, are lightweight, forged alloy rims with centre lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres. Under the skin is a pure race car but the driver is cocooned in a stunning, modern race themed interior, where leather and carbon fibre dominate. Lightweight Recaro carbon fibre seats clasp both the passenger and driver; the driver taking command of the car, through a lightweight forged magnesium rimmed race specification steering wheel.

For details about one to one photography training sessions in the UK please contact me for bespoke tutoring, details of my group photography courses that start in 2016 can be found under the training section of the website.
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