Photographing Trucks For The First Time

I’ve been shooting motorized vehicles for nearly 10 years now but I’ve never had the chance yet to shoot semi-trucks… until now! The project was a complex one with photo and video demands all being squished into one day.
As our day began I quickly found out how photogenic these big rigs are, no really, I mean it! The swooping cabs and the huge length of the trucks make for some great leading lines, and in photographic terms, leading lines make for striking images. However, I quickly realized how difficult it is to arrange these truck/trailers. No surprise there.
Working with our amazing drivers on the day of the shoot, we managed to maneuver each of the trucks into the positions we need with only minimal communication. Here are the results:

1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly … Read more

1979 Porsche 935

Over the Winter I had a rare opportunity, the kind that doesn’t come very often. The car is a 1979 Porsche 935 race car, but it was NOT one that was ever sold to or used by a works racing team. In fact, this customer vehicle is one of only 13 that were sold directly … Read more

Porsche Gallery – Dynamic Photowerks

I gathered a selection of my favorite photos from most of my specific Porsche photo shoots going back to the beginning of my shooting career. I am very grateful for already having the opportunities to photograph such a diverse number of cars from one of my all-time favorite brands. Amazingly, all of these Porsche shoots have been done IN Minnesota! Wha? All of this goodness in one state? 2017 Goal: Shoot a commissioned gig with a Porsche out of state.

Please enjoy this set of my favorite Porsche photographs to date:

Cold Weather Won’t Stop Us

I took the day and headed up to Brainerd International Raceway where a private track day was being hosted by Morries Luxury Auto. Upon arrival, Morrie’s had several new Bentaygas lined up and the all new Aston Martin DB11 for customers and invited guests to stare at and drive. The Bentley’s job for the day was to impress and impress it did. The task was to take guests back onto a dirt track and gravel pit to display it’s off-road prowess. After doing a few trial runs and getting it semi-stuck in the mud, we had a course which worked perfectly!
After that I headed to the track action to catch some cars attacking the track despite the 45 degree high for the day.

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Lake Superior – Fall Drive

Being asked to photograph multi-day driving events in the peak of the Fall colors up the coast of Lake Superior with a group of super cars never gets boring. This was the Auto Vault’s second annual fall drive with several more planned for next year alone!
I never get bored of being a Minnesota car photographer with jobs like this, especially when we end up in Grand Marais with a Lamborghini Huracan, Audi R8 V10, McLaren 650S, Audi RS7 sedan, Porsche Cayman GT4, and Bentley Continental GT V8 S.
We got into town with only an hour to go before sunset and instantly attracted a crowd. Being a car photographer, naturally I started scoping out a great angle to photograph the car at with the Minnesota sunset in the background. I lined up the Lamborghini and added in the Audi R8 shortly after for some great shots.
Enjoy:

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HRE Performance Wheels – Porsche 918 Spyder

Over the summer of 2016 I was hired by HRE Wheels to photographer a special car here in Minnesota. The car is a Porsche 918 Spyder. While only 918 were ever made, three of them are here in MN and all owned by a single owner. This particular 918 I have photographed before while in its original blue state. The car has since gained many thousands of miles on the clock, HRE Wheels, and a matte black Martini vinyl wrap.

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North We Go

I worked on a small project for one of the family’s businesses named Way To Go Canoe Outfitting up in Ely Minnesota. Ely is known as the canoe capital of the world because it is the gateway to the 1 Million acre wilderness area called The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. My parents have been helping people accomplish fun camping/fishing trips up there for nearly 40 years. After re-launching a new outfitting business just a couple years ago, they needed to start some marketing content projects with some drone footage.

Day one started by loading up the towboat with canoes, gear, and happy canoers. We found a nice spot on a local lake to start the footage rolling. High winds didn’t make it easy to get perfect footage but we managed to secure some great stuff anyway thanks to the stability of the DJI.

Day two started at 4:45AM before the sun rose. We got on the lake just in time to catch the sun rise above the horizon and captured some fantastic footage on the glassy water. Golden hour sunlight made for the best footage of the project, hence why I used it for the first video (See below). However, there is more on the way soon.

Mobile launch pad:

Drone launch platform

Team Hway:Team Hway

Hover Mode:DJI Phantom 3 Pro hovering Josh and drone Josh and Drone

5AM sunrise 5am on the lake Mission accomplished

 

 

North We Go

I worked on a small project for one of the family’s businesses named Way To Go Canoe Outfitting up in Ely Minnesota. Ely is known as the canoe capital of the world because it is the gateway to the 1 Million acre wilderness area called The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. My parents have been helping people accomplish fun camping/fishing trips up there for nearly 40 years. After re-launching a new outfitting business just a couple years ago, they needed to start some marketing content projects with some drone footage.

Day one started by loading up the towboat with canoes, gear, and happy canoers. We found a nice spot on a local lake to start the footage rolling. High winds didn’t make it easy to get perfect footage but we managed to secure some great stuff anyway thanks to the stability of the DJI.

Day two started at 4:45AM before the sun rose. We got on the lake just in time to catch the sun rise above the horizon and captured some fantastic footage on the glassy water. Golden hour sunlight made for the best footage of the project, hence why I used it for the first video (See below). However, there is more on the way soon.

Mobile launch pad:

Drone launch platform

Team Hway:Team Hway

Hover Mode:DJI Phantom 3 Pro hovering Josh and drone Josh and Drone

5AM sunrise 5am on the lake Mission accomplished