Photography

In My Mind. Through My Eyes.

Over the past several years I have often asked myself if people see the world as I do. Which I know the simple answer to that would be no. People have varying opinions, likes, and even in the physical sense differences in color recognition and visual perspective. But I guess when I ask this question I do it as an artists stand point. Do other artists view life in this crazy masterpiece that I do? 

I go by my days almost as living in a cinematic biography. Every thing from getting up in the morning for work to just simple conversations at home play through my eyes like a lens ready to capture something that would draw emotion from a viewer.Sometimes accompanied by music I feel sets the mood. Even as I look at this keyboard right now I am drawn toward the dim light piercing through my blinds and gently gracing the smooth silver keys of my laptop under my fingers. Maybe my minds not right haha.

When approaching my automotive photography my main focus is framing. Something that has taken me years to get a hang of was searching for something different. Not to just take shots of the front, rear, and at an angle like many beginning photographers will do. I look for the rays of light lighting the dash and interior. I follow the body lines looking for every small detail that makes that car unique.  The best thing to practice your framing on (in my eyes) is classic cars. They hinder so much personality and details that often do not come with the cooker cutter late models. I advice you check out your local Cars and Coffee meet. They always provide a great number of fantastic classics. I happen to live not too far from Katies Cars and Coffee in Great Falls, VA. Known as one of the great Cars and Coffee events on the east coast it brings out some astonishing cars. Yesterday I planned my morning to head to Katies and like every time I attend there is one car that steals all of my attention. This weekend it was a beautiful Ford GT40.  Here is what a captured and my thoughts when approaching these shots. 

 

Right off the bat I was drawn toward the iconic blue and orange race scheme. The colors contrasted by the dark pavement looked perfect for a topside view. 

Right off the bat I was drawn toward the iconic blue and orange race scheme. The colors contrasted by the dark pavement looked perfect for a topside view. 

Always take advantage of golden hour. Especially when it allows for amazing detail shots like this. Dont forget your CPL filter!!!

Always take advantage of golden hour. Especially when it allows for amazing detail shots like this. Dont forget your CPL filter!!!

Almost like entering the cockpit of a fighter. The GT40 dash is lined with glimmering swithes and gauges. 

Almost like entering the cockpit of a fighter. The GT40 dash is lined with glimmering swithes and gauges. 

A key factor to an interesting photo is natural framing. With the engine cover folded back the Plexiglas window allowed perfect framing for a shot of the V8 lurking in the rear.

A key factor to an interesting photo is natural framing. With the engine cover folded back the Plexiglas window allowed perfect framing for a shot of the V8 lurking in the rear.

ughhhh the details and craftsmanship <3

ughhhh the details and craftsmanship <3

I hope you enjoyed this post and have some new ideas of shots you want to try. Get out and create. Cheers!