- Firstly, be respectful. Whether its an expensive restoration, or an original with lots of added patina, the cars are generally someones pride and joy. Treat them with respect. Don’t lean on, or touch the cars. Also, if you see the owner, say hi and even have a chat. Most enthusiasts are more than happy to talk about their cars and like it when others take an interest. You might also learn something about their passion (& believe me, there are plenty of good stories that go with these cars).
- What should I photograph? Like most subjects, there are many ways to photograph cars. As car shows regularly have cluttered backgrounds, isolating the subject can be hard at times. But, this doesn’t mean there are missed opportunites:
Look for classic lines and shapes:
Or mechanical details:
Headlights and tailights work well:
Badges are very cool:
And sometimes, you can simply get that nice shot of the whole car (try different vantage points and don’t be afraid of wide angled lenses!):
The other good thing about events like this are the people. As this is a Rock And Roll “Lifestyle” event, expect to see people dressed up:
and having a good time:
Yes, there are plenty of opportunities at this type of event.
- What kit to bring. That comes down to personal taste and style. I tend to use a wide angled prime, a normal prime and a short telephoto prime. While I don’t use a flash often, then can be useful to fill in shadows on full sun days. Just make sure, that you only bring enough gear for you to comfortably carry.
Anyhow, I hope this gives you enough inspiration and I hope to see you on the day.
Now go and see the attached page to see how the excursion turned out.