Volvo V40 Project Car.

I have the pleasure in my day job to work for Volvo UK, one of the perks of the job, is I get access to some pretty nice cars. 

Recently our department have been building a track car, this is based on a Volvo V40 D4. The car has undergone some pretty extensive modifications to get it to how it is now. The car has undergone a full respray in Rebel Blue, along with a bespoke roll cage. It has also been fitted with a set of OMP racing seats and Sabelt 5 point racing harnesses. Chassis wise, it has been fitted with Polestar shock absorbers and springs. Also the exhaust has been changed for the Polestar stainless system with the rear diffuser to match. The air filter has also been upgraded to the matching Polestar one. The wheels have been changed for the Polestar 19" lightweight versions. ECU wise, this has been upgraded with the Polestar performance upgrade, this increases the power from, 190bhp/295Nm to 200bhp/325Nm. Which is makes quite a difference. Last night, I got to take some pictures of this lovely car, I used my Nikon D610 with a 24-70 2.8 lens. I used a Godox 120cm Octabox, with an Apture LED light panel to provide the light source and light paint the car. The images have been finished off using Adobe's Lightroom and Photoshop. Anyway onto the photo's. 

Thanks for looking, please feel free to comment, as I would love to get feedback on the shots. 

Thanks

Jasper 

JKSPhoto.net

Volvo XC90.

Recently been getting more and more into my car photography. Last weekend I had the chance to borrow an XC90 D5 from work for a trip away. The colour is called bursting blue, and it really does just that. Had to photograph it whilst I had the chance. 

These are a couple of shots that I'm very happy with, especially the top one, love the way the colour just jumps out of the screen. Taken on my Nikon D610 with my trusty 24-85 lens. Used Adobe Lightroom to edit the shots, the top one using a preset from the photogrpaher Anthony Morganti, then tweaked to my own liking.   Please feel free to comment, as I would love to get some feedback on the images.   Thanks for looking Jasper, JKS Photo

These are a couple of shots that I'm very happy with, especially the top one, love the way the colour just jumps out of the screen. Taken on my Nikon D610 with my trusty 24-85 lens. Used Adobe Lightroom to edit the shots, the top one using a preset from the photogrpaher Anthony Morganti, then tweaked to my own liking. 

Please feel free to comment, as I would love to get some feedback on the images. 

Thanks for looking Jasper, JKS Photo

Ford Focus Rolling Shoot

So I have become more interested in car photography more than ever recently. Having completed a Jessops Academy Motorsport day and also attending the Abingdon CARnival during the summer. I wanted to push my car photography further, I started to look into the world of rolling car photography. The turns out to be a very brave form of photography, as without the use of expensive camera rigs, as seen on programmes like Top Gear, the technique literally involves sitting in the passenger seat of a moving car whilst leaning out of the open window. When my friend Paul messaged me to say his Ford Focus RS was ready to have some photo's done. I jumped at the chance to try this technique out. He also brought along his friend Chris, who also had a shiny brand new Focus RS. 

Here you can see just how far out of the car I was, although this effect is heightened by the wide angle lens. 

After a few practice goes, adjusting shutter speed and aperture, it all started to come together and I began to get the shots I was after. My shot of the day is shown below and I used Adobe Lightroom to achieve the effect in the sky. 

You can see a few more from the shoot here jksphoto.net/ford-focus-shoot

Thank you for reading, Jasper, JKS Photo.