Do you really want to go pro?

One of the biggest complaints I've heard from many amateur photographers that have spoken to pros about the business is that they always seem to get put down and told to stay away from the business and not go pro. I've basically heard people trying to scare others away from professional photography.

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Lamborghini Aventador Full Set

Perillo Collision Center is considered by many to be one of the top auto repair shops in the Chicago area, and the Lamborghini Aventador, with styling by The Dark Knight and a howling V12 engine by Pavarotti, is arguably one of the best supercars on the market today. Regrettably, PCC met the Aventador the way they quite often meet these wonderful cars - someone had crashed the Lamborghini, and it was up to Perillo to fix the damage. 

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Mudfest 2013

On April 17-18, the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) held their 16th annual Mudfest, which brings together the latest and greatest SUVs and crossovers for a competition to see which is the best, voted among NWAPA's members. This year, 23 vehicles from 13 manufacturers participated in the competition at Dirtfish Rally School in Snoqualmie, Washington and I was honored to be chosen to cover the event for NWAPA. The two-day shoot had me outdoors for most of the day, with the second day primarily out in the mud and rain, but it was a lot of fun overall and I'm quite happy with how the photos turned out.

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Formula Drift - Long Beach 2013

I will be following the Formula Drift events this year as the official team photographer for Lutz Performance. It is the black and green 350z driven by Kenny Moen. He was champion in the Norway series a few times and this year he has decided to bring his talents to the good ol USA. Here are a few images of the first round of Formula Drift in Long Beach, CA. Let us know in the comments section what you would like to see for future events.

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Post Processing: Creating Transparent Hoods - Anthony Massie

If you’re shooting a car with a particularly nice looking engine bay, you might want to consider giving this transparent hood effect a try. An image like this shows off the powerful nature of a car and is sure to evoke questions from your viewers. In this article I’ll break down the step by step process that I used to create this photo of IND’s M5.

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Virtual Motion Blur Walkthrough: SLK350 - Shutterlit Photography

Motion shots have always been a great way to emphasize the speed of a vehicle.  It allows the viewer to use their imagination to picture the vehicle in action; and this is what makes these motion images so critical amongst automotive photographers. There are many ways to create these shots but in the end it boils down to the photographer’s preference.

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How to Pack Your Photo Gear - Andrew Link Photography

So I get this question a lot, "What do you bring to a photoshoot?" While there is no real catch all answer for that since every shoot is different and I'll need different gear depending on what I'm shooting, I have narrowed my gear down to what I bring on EVERY shoot. I have two Pelican cases built for traveling and when I need extra or specialized gear I just add it, but these two cases get me through just about any situation.

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