December 4th, 2016

Randy Wells | Automotive Photojournalist | Writer | Director of Photography

NEW PORTFOLIO IMAGES JUST UPLOADED!

CLICK here to view: WELLSIMAGERY

December 4th, 2016

Posted in Travel Blog by Randy Wells

November 23rd, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

THANKSGIVING

Van Morrison ~ Keep Me Singing
A great album, one of his best. Also available on LP.

November 18th, 2016

Posted in Porsche Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

MID-ENGINED 911 RSR

This is big news and could be the start of something new for Porsche’s iconic sports car model. Air cooled has been a thing of the past since 1998. Could rear engines be too? Look for how the new RSR does at Le Mans for an indication of what’s to come.

(Photo: Courtesy Porsche AG)

November 14th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

IT’S WHAT I DO

An automotive photographer recently confided in me that he was having trouble with his car-to-car shots.

I told him the same thing I will tell you.

Great photos are made when the photographer is in the zone, has something to say about their subject, and puts all their attention on these eight things – unconsciously:

1. Light / Color
2. Location
3. Background
4. Foreground
5. Lens Choice / Shutter Speed / Aperture
6. Camera Position
7, Composition
8. The Moment

November 12th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog, Video / Film Blog by Randy Wells

HALLEJUJAH

Leonard Cohen R.I.P.

November 10th, 2016

Posted in Porsche Blog, Uncategorized by Randy Wells

PRIMAL SCREAMS

I heard two primal screams two days ago. One was at 7000 rpm while riding in one of the most iconic Porsche 911s ever – a 2.5L MFI powered 1970 911ST. The other was from my television set later that evening…

(Photographer: Unknown)

November 1st, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog by Randy Wells

CIVILIZED MISFIT

Congrats to my friend Jerry Wynne and his 1972 911 hot rod built by Phil Troiani. The current issue of Excellence Magazine is featuring this car and my work over six pages, for which I am very grateful. It’s always a pleasure when you connect with interesting characters while doing an article like this. Jerry’s life is one of those amazing stories you’ll feel good hearing about.

Excellence Magazine article

October 27th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

MORE FALL COLOR

This forest of Quaking Aspens in Colorado was peaking when I came across it. I just posted some more fall color on Instagram – thanks to everyone for your warm reception to my images!

@cars.randywells.com

October 24th, 2016

Posted in Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

THE RECORDING OF SGT. PEPPER

Disenchanted with touring, The Beatles retreated to Abbey Road Studios fifty years ago and began recording their most iconic album ever, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. By the time it was released in June ’67, they had made several giant leaps forward in the art of building an LP, cover and all. As always, George Martin helped to lay down the tracks and introduce unusual instrumentation. The result was the world’s first concept album. The rest is history.

October 17th, 2016

Posted in Travel Blog, Tunes / Vinyl Blog by Randy Wells

HOTEL SUITES WITH VINYL AND TURNTABLES

There are some pretty cool hotels out there now where guests can play vinyl LPs in their room. I’ll be staying at some of these hip establishments over the next few months and will keep you posted on what I find.

October 12th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog by Randy Wells

I LOVE AUTUMN

“At no other time does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

October 6th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Racing / Auto Blog by Randy Wells

RANDY IS NOW ON INSTAGRAM

Giving back to the photographic community while defending its rights has always been a priority of mine. I’ve been a member of ASMP since 1985. When Facebook bought Instagram, professionals started to feel better about posting. Social media is now a focus of any company, and we are diving in full time.

@cars.randywells.com

October 3rd, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Porsche Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

996 GT3 VS. 997 GT3

Here’s my latest Roads Scholars Magazine article. It profiles a comparison in the California desert between two Porsche GT3s – a 996 and a 997. Thanks again to Cam Ingram, Kevin Watts, and Randy Leffingwell for their support.

Road Scholars Magazine

September 27th, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

MAKING BETTER PHONE PHOTOS

Here are some basic tips from National Geographic:

1. Avoid direct sunlight
2. Choose the highest quality setting available
3. Wait for the “magic hour.”

More here: National Geographic Tips

September 22nd, 2016

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells

SOCIAL MEDIA RUINING ADVENTURE TRAVEL?

“Are you going on vacation to talk about it or experience it?” “Shouldn’t we get lost in our own thoughts, rather than our phone?”

“Photography has been around for years, but the obsession with likes and dislikes has increasingly blurred people’s judgment about cultural sensitivities.” “Many guests pull out their mobile phones and start connecting with friends and downloading photos as soon as they arrive at the lodges rather than jump in the shower or explore their surroundings, as they used to in the past.” More