Got to shoot some great cars this last week! The white M3 I wanted to shoot downtown. The top of a parking garage was the perfect spot and I captured the shot at dusk just when the neon lights of the nearby buildings came on.
Rig shots are awesome and the blue Lexus ISF was a perfect subject for the greens and blues in the background. I made these 2 shots also at dusk. And no, there wasn’t a following car with me hanging out the window taking the photo. A rig shot involves a long pole attached to the vehicle with professional heavy duty suction cups and the camera is attached to the end of the pole. The car is then pushed, pulled, or allowed to roll if on an incline, very slowly, very carefully. It’s not even running and the entire distance traveled is about 6-8 feet. A long shutter speed creates the illusion of speed. In post production you remove the rig, poles, suction cups. Special care has to be taken to remove the reflections of the rig in the paint and windows. A lot of work, but i think the results are worth it!