Clever Money Cars – 944

Shot some time back on a blue sky, sunny warm day for Modern Classics. On the rare occasion that theresd only you and the journalist… no third driver to make the tracking shots easier. Anyway it was ‘clamp’ time to rig my car and shoot while driving. A decent road was nearby the garage which made it a decent day as well. As I wrote before in the skyline blog and many others, you align the camera as best as you can before a run and then you need to keep checking after a short run that theres a decent …

Porsche 924 in all its guises…

This was a first for me, not the 924 …. but shooting for GT Porsche. Having a father in-law whose always had a Porsche since I’ve known him, shooting for Leeds Porsche Centre I’m getting more and more surrounded by the German brand. Five 924s in its various marks, from the GTS, Turbo, Carrera GT, Le Mans and a straight 924 all headed for a small runway near to Silverstone. As with ever shooting for a new title your mind works a bit extra in covering bases and then some. Not really knowing how many pages for the article but …

Leeds Porsche – Classics

Since shooting at Leeds Porsche Centre last year for Classic Car Mag  I’ve kept in touch and its now developed that we are starting to photograph their increasing Classic Porsche development of the business. Being one of three I think official Porsche UK center’s the increase of Classic Car restorations, servicing, sourcing and selling is exciting to see. The first car I was asked to shoot was a GT2… so the range of ‘classics’ is fairly wide! Within the showroom near the workshop there’s an area that has a low ceiling and is almost blank on 3 sides. So we …

This 911 wasn’t ‘Rough’…

I’d never been to the ‘dogs’ until this shoot came up… The location was Sheffield Dog Track, in the evening. We had a little discussion with the management as to where we could position the car within the stadium. Initially it was going to be on the grass in the centre of the stadium… not good. We managed to get permission to drive onto the inside track which was perfect. No flashes could be used while dogs were on the track but to be honest I wasn’t going to because the stadium floodlights provided enough even lighting all around that …

911 Restoration – Leeds Porsche Centre

This was at the time the closest automotive magazine shoot that I’ve had… only a 20min drive … happy days. Shot for Classic Car magazine the 911 Turbo won ‘Best Mechanical Restoration’ and was only a few points of being the overall winner. If I were to shoot in a garage I’m more used to the smaller shops or mostly private garages. The Porsche Centre Leeds certainly was on another level altogether. Clean, organised and the whole place spoke ‘efficiency’. The first port of call was to get the main DPS (Double Page Spread) shot sorted as that was the …

‘Behind the Camera’ – Porsche Boxster

If your like me with an inquisitive mind then my ‘Behind the Camera’ posts may be of interest… Especially with my ‘JJP in motion’ shots I try and capture a few images with my phone showing the set up of the rig and camera. Just for the record I use a Carbon Fibre boom from (Car Camera Rig) as shown in these images. Not just for the rig shots but anything that’s of interest while I’m on location I’ll post a few images… The resulting image from the set up shown in the title image is below…. a cheeky Boxster …