MEET OTIS

Kudos to Porsche Panorama creative director Richard Baron and editor Amy Skogstrom for their amazing layout and edit on my 2012 Cayenne “overlanding” story.

That summer day I spent off-roading in the Pacific Northwest with “Otis” owners, the Ranhofers, was appropriately muddy. So, we were able to get the perfect shots for the December 2016 issue of PCA’s national magazine. For more words and pictures about this exciting adventure sport see this link:

Panorama Magazine

MOTOR PRESS GUILD 2016 AWARD –
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE OF THE YEAR

It was a huge honor to receive this trophy yesterday at the MPG banquet in the Marconi Museum of Orange County for my Road Scholars Magazine article “Searching For Salt”.

Thanks to everyone at RS Magazine: especially editor Randy Leffingwell, Cam Ingram, and Kevin Watts. Thanks also to the Speed Week folks at Bonneville Salt Flats, Save the Salt Coalition, 1975 Porsche 911 streamliner owner Tom Woodford, and Andrea Wells.

Searching For Salt Article

MPG 2016 Awards

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PHONE PHOTO

Yes, I can get a little crazy with phone camera apps (like my recent Oasis in Nevada post). This image was made at the Getty Center in L.A. a couple of years ago. Probably influenced by the Koudelka photo exhibit I visited that day…

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)

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 photo tips 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. Some technical stuff: Lens Choice / Shutter Speed / Aperture
6. Camera Position
7. Composition
8. The Moment