Capturing Cars

Updated: Jul 11, 2020

Last week our team took a break from the booth and hit the streets for some action shots of our cars. Nate brought his 1978 Chevrolet Corvette, Brenden his 2012 Audi A7, and Madeline her 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Joe and Micah tagged along too!

All photos were shot on our Nikon G850 camera with a couple different lenses. For the detail shots we used our Sigma 50mm F/1.4 lens, and wider and roller images were shot with the Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8. Gotta get all the angles!


Our first stop was Cromwell, Gig Harbor. We loved this area because of the backroads and waterfront access. Both backgrounds provided a simple yet interesting spot to highlight the stars of the show: our cars.

Because of the scenery at stop #1 we decided to bring out our DJI Mavic Air 2 drone too. This tool not only provided some unique angles for photos, but helped us shoot live action. The cars really have a whole new look from above.


Our second stop was near the Port of Tacoma. Since these roads are typically empty, it provided the perfect area for wide angle shots and rollers. For those of you who watched our Instagram story, you know we had to get creative with shooting the rollers; good thing the A7 had a hatchback to hang out of!


Before our final location, we had to take a pitstop to refuel at Frisko Freeze. Highly recommend the hot fudge shake, and yes, it is different (and significantly better) than a chocolate shake.


To end the night we headed to downtown Tacoma for some night shots. While these were more difficult to capture, there’s nothing quite like the cityscape lights with the car lights.


After the excursion it was back to the lab for editing. Sometimes we hear about a stigma with editing photos, but our philosophy is to enhance the photos to real life quality, rather than adjusting to something it’s not. So often the photos will come out cooler or duller than the real life experience, so our goal is to bring that life back into the photo!

Thanks for reading!

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