Tom & Elliot are avid travelers and freelance photographers based in the UK. Their passion for photography and cool cars has led them to shooting campaigns for various brands around the world, including Mercedes-Benz, Ford, and BMW. Now, they're here to teach you all their tricks, including:
Camera Settings: It always starts with the basics. Whether shooting on your phone or a DSLR, you’ll learn how to use manual settings and various lenses to bring your photographic vision to life.
Pre-Planning your Shot: Scouting for locations online for the best accessible photo spots for your car. Lots of practical techniques for reading weather, mountains, and changing light. The weather can change quickly which impacts the types of shots you can capture. We’ll also cover finding the best spot once you actually get there, including how to make the same location look fresh, just by using a different angle.
Framing and Composition: Excellent framing and composition, along with light, are magic ingredients to getting those “wow” shots. Framing a car in your shot is one of the most important things you’ll learn, as you can’t change that later. You’ll learn tricks for nailing composition every time, which results in less work in post-process.
Telling a Story and Adding Drama: Is your image telling a story? Learn techniques for capturing motion to draw someone into the story. Once you’ve got them hooked, you’ll add drama to keep them there. You’ll learn how to select and edit a set of photos that will help you tell an engaging story with a cohesive vibe.
Natural Light: Learn how to use Iceland’s yummy light to your advantage. Whether it’s raining, sunny, or somewhere in between; you’ll learn about using natural light in all its variations and work on image composition, showcasing your rig in its best light.
Process, Workflow, and Backup/Storage: You’ll learn all the fundamental techniques Tom and Elliot use when they get back to their hotel/Airbnb/home after a long day of shooting. Naming Structure, content priorities, and different tools for backup and storage, especially while on the go.
Selecting, Editing, and Retouching: Elliot and Tom will teach you their edit flow and how to create a natural style with your edits. With both mobile and Lightroom editing you’ll learn how to balance colors, lights, and contrast to take your photos to the next level. The final piece you’ll learn will be retouching in Photoshop to make your images stand out even more.