November 1, 2011

Browning-Kimball Car Museum

While at Union Station last week, I spent a few minutes in the car museum.  This was the first time I have been in the museum.  In fact, I don't know that I knew it was even there.  The museum isn't very big, but housed some pretty fantastic cars.  The lighting was terrible and I didn't have my tripod, so I got in a few shots using my flash and off-camera cable.  I'd like to go back with my tripod and spend a little more time with these cars.

Images were created using the Canon 5D Mk II and the Canon 24-105mm f/4.0L IS lens.


  1. Hey Jeff.. Norm here.. Loving your pics! Great work!

  2. Love these Jeff. Excellent results in spite of the lighting. Will have to consider flash the next time I do a car shoot. Question: Where did you position the flash in reference to the camera?

  3. Thanks, Norm! good to hear from you.

    As far as the flash position goes, I moved it around a bit. If you look at the last three images, you will notice that they don't have the harsh shadows like you see in some of the others. This is because the were in an area tha had a decent amount of light so I was able to shoot without the flash. For the other images, I would have held the flash to camera-left and, as you can see from the shadows, I varied the position above and below the subject. I think the addition of the strong shadow ads an interesting element to the images. I'm going to have to play around with that a bit more.


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