6 Daily Drives – Modern Classics Mag Test

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6 Daily Drives – Modern Classics Mag Test

This blog a little late to the table…. but here it is anyway. Cover shoot for January 2018 for Modern Classics Mag.

6 cars tested as ‘Daily Drives’ from various decades which is always interesting to see and shoot.

The cover shot (at the same location as the rest of multi-car shoots)… Supplied a few cornering shots and the mag have done a good job in ‘creating’ the front cover… Just as I was getting the images ready for this blog just seen another shoot of mine in the mag…. the Rouse Sierra Cosworth. Maybe that’ll be my next task!

Anyway a similar format for this shoot in the way of statics and details of the cars then the pairings for the tracking. Below is the set of mini images I sent in so you can see the variety of details given and then you maybe able to make out which ones were used.


To keep the ball rolling the only images above with lights are the interior and engine bay. The others I used a simple reflector and when you’ve a few cars to shoot you need to keep an eye on the clock. The rear interior shot I’ve included the full frame to you can see the reflector bottom right of the frame.

The brief was for each car to have a static image / details and then driving images the static images needed to be different from the last. I knew that the mini I was shooting from the front, simply due to the wing mirrors… The three above just taken seconds apart to give the mag a choice of running the image full page or cropped.

Below are some images that didn’t;t make the final article….. again so you can see the variety…. This can get a bit tricky to shoot 6 cars and get a different angle for them all. It can be easier if you look at the cars with distinct details, like the red Trophy and its lettering so you can try and get the best details in all the shots etc.

JJ used this image in the contents page and yes he did have a smile while driving some of these : )

Really liked this image personally… simple, clean and to prove flat lighting can be of help at times ! ….. Still was pleased to get my 6’3″ frame out the back of the GTI…. especially when JJ was driving 😉

Taking advantage of the Elan’s lack of roof 😉

As mentioned before regarding trying to shoot from details / across details…

Onto the DPS… With time we went with this one set up… all cars positioned and lit individually with two lights. (see image below)

The light was just there before putting it into position ….. : ) …. the final DPS below.



Little video shot by Nathan on the day….



Well we’ll see what 2018 brings 🙂