Could you share with us some of your more memorable photography experience?
Back in 2009, I did a calendar shoot for a Spyker C8 Laviolette, a car with a rich history in the airplane industry. As the car was a left hand drive that is not allowed on the road, we transported it via a flatbed tow truck to Seletar Hangar. A lot of preparations were made in prelude to the photoshoot because of the nature of the location and the car. The reason why this shoot was memorable was because it was almost cancelled due to unexpected rain. However, the least expected occurred, after the rain we were blessed with beautiful skies and weather, which helped enhance the beauty of the Spyker C8 Laviolette.
Another memorable photography experience I had was of the Koenigsegg Agera S which is the most expensive car registered in Singapore to date.
And the most recent memorable photography experience for me was the 28th SEA games 2015 commemoration photoshoot with Scuderia FSG, involving 38 car in the formation of IV being the largest car group photoshoot I have ever done which took me 2 months of planning.
Do you have any tips regarding automotive photography?
What I would advice aspiring automotive photographers or even the layman who enjoys taking photos of their own cars would be to look at more photography works of other automotive photographers and learn what works and what doesn’t. Try to shoot your automotive subject in the way you feel the car would look best. Work towards creating your own style of photography, which is why I always tell my clients that What-I-See-Is-What-You-Get.
Writer’s on-the-job experience with Adrian Wong
It was really exciting to be able to work with Adrian on his photo shoot, especially when the subject was a limited edition Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. While preparing the strobes for the shoot, not only did Adrian taught me about how light and shadows actually gives depth and forms to the shape of the car, he also showed me the importance of keeping the light consistent as we shifted the lights around the car. Honestly speaking, working with Adrian was really an eye-opening experience for me.
Thank you Adrian for your time.
To find out more about Adrian’s automotive photography, head over to www.vanq.net
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Photo Credits: Adrian Wong & Felix Chew
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