So over the weekend i attended Cheryl Tay‘s Automotive Photography Class. The class was meant to highlight and teach students on how to shoot, well.. cars! Cheryl, is a local automotive journalist, and as you could already tell from her name, she’s the only female automotive journalist in singapore.
Depending on whether the cars were static(stationary) or moving.
The two day course started off at the Infiniti Showroom at Alexandra, with the basics covered again to make sure all the budding car photographers there were on the same page, we shot some cars.
We learnt various angle and composition techniques from a guest speaker, Adrain from vanqphotorque photography, who does shoots for a whole load of car magazines in singapore.
The first day was theory filled but the second day allowed us to try out some proper automotive photography, panning shots.
But first, just like you would have at a grid walk, we learnt how to take static car shots under perfect sun lighting.
There is cheryl’s “pink mobile.” Yes. a Honda S2000 decked out in pink, will do an article on that someday. My darling Ellen is sitting green at the right corner and a sweet BMW 1M at the back.
Oh yeah, panning shots. Meaning the photographer sets his/her camera up for a shutter speed that matches the car’s movement, fires it and pans the camera shooting the car. Simple enough.
Ellen got in on the action too!
So did a C180 Coupe Turbocharged.
Lastly we headed to Jurong Kartright Speedway for the final segment of the class, shooting karts on a track.
Overall it was a pretty enlightening lesson, Certainly learnt great useful stuff. Rather than trying to do it myself just like when i did in the previous posts.
So… Perhaps.. Automotive Journalism too? HEHEHE. Ah.. What gives..
Till then.. maybe a 24-70mm lens will be a good starter into a newer realm of camera shooting…