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Archive for October, 2009

31
Oct
09

Shooting Lessons: Tim Wallace @ Land Rover Experience

This Friday I headed up to Halewood to attend a photography course with Tim Wallace (Ambient Life).  Tim is an award winning photographer who specialises in automotive with clients such as Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin.   I’m a massive fan of his images and style, and especially the fact he does all of his work “in camera” with little or no post processing.

The day was made up of a brief lecture and a chance to ask questions,  then we were out shooting on scene for the rest of the day.  As we were at Land Rover we were able to use the off road circuit to set up some shots.

Tim took us through how to effectively light a car,  setting up the lights as he talked through it:

Once the lights were set, we were able to do some shooting and actively encouraged to move the lights about to get a feel for it ourselves.  Here’s a one of my pics:

Having no previous experience with lighting, I was blown away by the amazing effect it had on the scene we were shooting!

Following on from that, we moved into another couple of areas shooting a Freelander on a ramp and a Disco driving the course, allowing us to get some action shots:

It was an amazing day and I learned absolutely loads!  Now I just need to invest in a better camera body and a decent lighting set up; Dear Santa….

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27
Oct
09

New Project???………

Things have been pretty quiet over here lately, and by quiet, I mean totally dead.  There is a good reason behind this though:

Yep, I’ve done it again. I’m literally worse than Britney Spears.  Once again my driveway has 33% too many cars.  But what is it?

Well you will have to wait and see, but here’s a teaser of the wheels and fitment:

More soon…..

27
Oct
09

Grocery Getter

Spotted this over on Rob’s Roadster drift blog.

That guy is livin’ the life!

09
Oct
09

Oh, you speak English? まじで?

Forget English, Yuta Akaishi does his talking in stance!

Yuta posted up on here a couple of days back with a link to his blog and I just wanted to share that link with you guys.  Check out Oh, you speak English? まじで? to follow the build of his S30 Z.

Yuta is probably the most famous person on the internet right now for building this car, and rightly so; It’s ridiculously awesome.  I thought I may have spoken too soon when I said the T3D Brasilia was my car of ’09; this blows it out of the water for me!

And I’m not the only one that thinks so.  Antonio Alvendia over at Motormavens has just shot the car and has a great article posted up about it.  Another brilliant blog to spend a lazy weekend reading!

This isn’t Yuta’s first killer build either; Some of you might remember his pink S13 and the Heart breakers blog. I loved that car!

Props dude and keep the pics coming!

09
Oct
09

Project KP30: Track Car Fitment

Last Friday was wheels day at work.  Basically, they cone off half the car park and everyone brings in their toys for a bit of show and tell.  There was also an opportunity to have a few laps of the emissions circuit.  Luckily, someone dropped out so I got a place and made some emissions!

Spectator photo: Got track fitment?

Here’s a better pic of the exhaust fitted. I drove it a decent distance for the first time this week since fitting it; it was so loud it made me feel sick. At least now I know it’s loud enough.

09
Oct
09

Box. Fresh. Kicks.

04
Oct
09

Polished RPF1s

Proof you don’t need dish to be flush. This is probably my favourite S2K yet; slammed and aggressive, but keeps true to it’s track roots with those Enkeis.