Before we dive straight into some photography, I’m hoping some of you will agree with me when I say I love cars but, at the same time, I really don’t love cars. Odd, I know. What I mean is, I absolutely love the look of cars, I love photographing cars but I definitely do not love them to such an extent that I understand the mechanics of it all (apologies to my father-in-law!) I appreciate a good car; I think that’s the take away from this.
I definitely appreciate pretty much all cars that could possibly be classed as ‘classic’. Armed with my trusty Fujifilm X-T2, I’ve taken many a photo over the years of pretty damn good looking classic cars so I think it’s time they’re shared with you. Most of these photos were either shot at the Saturday Classic Car Cruise in Old Town, Florida or the North East Classic Car Show at Hardwick Hall in England.
For the photographers on this post, my preferred lens for car photography is without doubt the Fujifilm 56mm f/1.2 which, after some back and forth, is definitely back in my ‘love forever and never sell’ category. Bar a few photos (16mm f/1.4, 35mm f/1.4 or X100F), they were all taken with that 56mm lens. Finally, there could only be one option in terms of film simulations for this series; Fujifilm’s classic chrome. These are all taken using my ‘Chrome Urban’ recipe (or a RAW version of it which I promise to share soon). Why RAW? I’ve been shooting recently solely in black and white so those RAWs are handy for when I want to convert an image to colour instead of using the JPEG.
Anyway, time to enjoy some photos of different cars from very similar angles…