Show and Shine People

It's all about practice, practice, practice.

On a blisteringly hot, cloud free day there was a Show 'n' Shine car meet at a local casino. I wanted to take the opportunity to capture the occasion as a learning project. I'd only decided one thing before heading to the show, that I'd shoot manual apart from focus. This was about thinking before releasing the shutter. Once on site it was obvious that I'd struggle with 'whiteout' as, even at 10.30am, the sun was busy bleaching everything it touched. 

Rather than capture cars as complete as possible I decided to shoot from one angle, around 45 degrees to the front, taking in a wheel and grille. Another set of images would be interiors from the nearside window, focussing on the steering wheel area. My final series would be street style and, that's what I'm showing here.

In terms of post, I've simply cropped and adjusted the jpegs rather than dive in to the RAWs. Learning is a gradual and iterative process and I wanted to keep things simple. The lighting was always going to be challenging, there's a lack of definition, the images are not as crisp as they would have been on a more overcast day. However, I stuck with manual to continue reacquainting myself with the shutter/aperture relationship. It's all good learning.

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