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Introduction to Automotive Photography at the Petersen Museum with Joe and Mirta Barnet

July 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

| $95.00

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In this 4 hour hands-on workshop Joe and Mirta Barnet will teach you how to create great images of cars with a lecture and a hands-on car shoot!
First we will review images of sports cars, both “portraits” and cars on track.  Then the instructors will discuss topics including: the preferred gear for photographing cars, techniques like panning, camera angles, where to SAFELY position yourself in a race for the best photos, choosing backgrounds and post proessing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop to take your images to the next level.
The class will then have an opportunity to put into practice what we just learned!  We will photograph a car from the Petersen Automotive Museum’s collection in Samy’s Studio at the Petersen.  Triggering devices will be provided.
You should attend this class if:
You like to bring your camera to car shows and would like to greatly improve the quality of your images.
You love your brand new dream car and want to make an album with great photos of it.
You have a new dream car and would like to make great images to advertise and sell your old one.
You are the designated photographer of your car club and want to make better images for your newsletter.
You like to attend and photograph races and Auto Cross events.
The list goes on and on! If you like cars and photography, as many of us do, you are sure to have a great time and learn necessary automotive photography techniques.
Technical Level: This class is recommened for beginners and intermediate photographers.  Attendees must have a good working knowledge of their camera.  Some experience with your speedlight is helpful but not crucial.
 What to bring:
  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
  • Fully charged battery
  • Memory cards
  • On-camera speedlight
  • Lens.  The best all around lens (for a full sensor camera) is a 24-70 mm zoom. Other recommended lenses is a 70-200 mm zoom (my favorite) for long “compressing” shots with shallow depth of field and a 14-24 mm zoom; for a wide angle look. Prime lenses in that range are great also.
  • If you have a PocketWizard triggering device please bring it.
  • Note taking materials.

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Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036 United States
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