The future is now. BMW i8
The future is now. BMW i8 I picked up the car on Friday morning and spend a whole weekend around it. I used every single day for photos. We started in an old barn with strobe lights and we spent there around eight hours shooting the car from every possible angle. The next day was focused a little bit more causal on carparks’ top floors, including a lovely sunset and ended with a light painting session through the night with fellow photographers. Sunday morning in a forest and a few quick rig shots early morning. I did not have time to work on all the photos I have taken, but I tried to pick the best one from each day and share with you here. I really enjoyed the car. Drives lovely, looks stunning and those doors draw attenion everywhere you park and you try to get out of it. It was a fun experience and I can’t wait to get another amazing machine like that for a few days of fun.
Before & After. Lotus Evora 400
Before & After. Lotus Evora 400. From the Lotus Factory test track at Hethel. We had a day with Hasselblad and I thought it would be nice to share this snap and before & after version. There was no hardcore photoshop in this picture but mostly adjustment in colours, contrast, hue. Added a little bit of blur and a new sky. Nothing too hardcore.
The Storm Chaser. Lotus Evora GT430.
The Storm Chaser. Lotus Evora GT430. The real storm in pure shape. Mean, fast and loud. Only the good stuff. Lotus Evora GT430 one of sixty produced. Lotus did an amazing job with this car and build quality is really good, definitely a move in the right direction. We had an amazing day together, just two of us and the whole place for ourselves. I took a lot of pictures of this car and it joined to my collection of unique Evora GT350s (GTEs). I’ve got already more plans for photos of GT430 models in different colours and I will definitely share these with it’s time. Massive thanks to Lotus Silverstone for supplying the car, great hospitality and all their help throughout the day. I’m sure we will do a little bit more collaboration like this in future. You know, Exige Cup430 looks like a good candidate… Actually, we already had the photoshoot with an awesome yellow ‘xige. Watch out this space for photos!
Before & After. Lotus Type-59.
Before & After. Lotus Type-59. The legendary car is back where it belongs to – Brands Hatch Circuit. I like to share my before & after shots and I love to see them from other photographers. You can discover how an average photo can turn into epic. In some other cases, how epic a shot shot is at time of taking, before any post-processing. At the end, there is always something new you can learn from them. You can see the whole gallery from this session here: James Hunt is back at Brands Hatch. Lotus Type-59. This particular picture was also featured back in 2016 in I SHOT IT competition and received Mark of Excellence.
Not an Evora you know. Stratton GT.
Not an Evora you know. Stratton GT. I’m sure you heard about a Lotus Evora GTE (GT350 in fact). A limited run of 20 supercars sold all over the world and only six in the UK. I’m sure you noticed already that Stratton GT looks like one of the GTEs but that’s where similarities end. Guys at Stratton Motorsport decided to take the original Evora S and fit full body kit, put it on a diet, expand stable of horses under the hood and replace a half of the interior with carbon. As a result, you get an Evora Stratton GT, more powerful than any of the previous ones and still with a manual gearbox – the way a sports car meant to be! One beautiful morning at Brands Hatch, I had a chance to take this amazing car for a photoshoot. I hope you like the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.        
The land of beauty. Iceland.
You can flick through the photos above or keep scrolling for the full story… The land of beauty. Iceland. I finally organised myself to make a trip to Iceland. Early flight, strong wind during landing, problem with the booked car, but all finally sorted out. We started by driving around to see how things look like and by the time we’ve got to the hotel, I knew, I will have to come back here again. Stunning views and managed to see a lot nice things and places around south & west part of the island. We did almost 2000km by car and many, many kilometres on foot (not enough in my opinion but I will fix it next time). Temperature outside is around 0 degrees and winds at 30km/h+ wasn’t that bad. Beautiful waterfalls, mountain views, volcanos, geysers, thermal streams… it is all just to much to describe in words. This is my first attempt with landscape photography and I’ve got a feeling not the last one. I hope you will enjoy it!   Suðurnes (Southern Peninsula) This is the area where we stayed, Keflavik. We’ve got it covered really well… The bridge on the below photos connects two continents […]
The Making of Lotus Exige S Rigshot Timelapse
The Making of Lotus Exige S Rigshot Timelapse I’ve managed to record our efforts to create this rigshot of Lotus Exige S V6. We spent whole morning taking photos of this car but I totally forgot about my second camera… that’s the only thing I can share with you from “behind the scenes”. Whole process took about 20 minutes but I’ve managed to cut it down to reasonable, and not that boring, 1 minute. This is just a shot from nen angle but I’ve got more coming up! Lovely car, lovely location and a lot of fun, as always. Share, Like, Enjoy! Final image
Making of Honda NSX Rigshot
Making of Honda NSX Rigshot Short video showing how I got from an initial rigshot to my final image. Starting with cleanup of background and foreground, adding autumn leaves ending up with colour and contrast correction. For me the whole day was all about this one shot, despite the fact I took quite a lot of them (you can check out full gallery here: Autumn is coming. Honda NSX. I hope you like it and I will try to create more videos like this in future. As a bonus, below you can find few photos “behind the scenes”. Final image Behind the Scenes
Before & After. Lotus Evora GTE
Lotus Evora GTE (GT350) Lotus Evora GTE (GT350) #2 I had a chance to take for some photos before it went to the first owner. I did not expect a farm can be a nice location for such type of car, but final results are pretty damn good. I said this many times, but I will say it one more time: This is how Evora should look like from the very beginning, shame they made only 20 of this model. You can see whole gallery from this session here: The Delicious Monster. Lotus Evora GT350.
Before & After. Nissan 370Z GT Edition
Nissan 370Z GT Edition This time I thought it would be nice to share a Before & After of a rig shot I took back in 2014. There was a lot of photos taken that day but this one was only an experiment. I was wondering what I will get if I turn the front wheels, set long exposure time and just take few snaps. The final result was not thrilling but I knew there is something I can do to make it better. A little bit darker, more drama, colour temperature fix, more contrast, just regular stuff… and there you go. Lovely Nissan 370Z in move.