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Porsche 928 Photoshoot

This last weekend I went out to photograph my colleague´s Porsche 928, a 1987-model which he has imported from Sweden. The challenge was to get some photos that could go into the Norwegian Porsche Classic magazine.

I brought the Canon 5D MkII with the 24-105mm lens for wide angles and 70-200mm lense for details. The challenge was to find a good location with a cool background which brought out the best from the Porsche.

Location #1 was in an underpass which with tagged up walls – the perfect scenario for an urban feel. The combination of urban feel and black & white high contrast look gave good results. Here are some of the results:

Porsche 928 from behind

A Black & White photo of the Porsche´s back-end. By zooming in with the 24-105mm lens I made the car look even more bulky than it was, and a bit more square. Focal Length: 105mm, Aperture: F4, Shutter: 1/125s, ISO: 400

Porsche 928 from the side

The Porsche 928 from the side, with the tagged wall as a background. The vignetting gives the photo an extra cool look and helps put the car in the context of its surroundings. Focal Length: 24mm, Aperture: F4, Shutter: 125s, ISO: 800

After finishing in the underpass we went to the IKEA parking lot, which was deserted because it´s Sunday (yes, IKEA is closed on Sundays in Norway!). A combination of B&W and coloured photos, but again I prefere B&W!

Porsche 928 from front

The Porsche from the front, with its special round headlamps. We used a trolley shed as background which worked well. Focal Length: 105mm, Aperture: F8, Shutter: 1/125s, ISO: 100

Porsche 928 Interior Photo

HDR Interior photo from the 928. The interior was in great condition with special edition seats. Nice! I used a narrow aperture to get the required depth. Focal Length: 24mm, Aperture: Various, Shutter: Various, ISO: 400

HDR Porsche 928 Photo

Another HDR, using 3 photos. I did this to capture the details of the clouds whilst not under exposing the car. Combine it with black & white and you get a very cool photo. Focal Length: 24mm, Aperture: Various, Shutter: Various, ISO: 160

These are just a few of the shots I took. Go to my Smugmug site to check out the rest. Enjoy!


5 responses

  1. Magne

    Thanks for the amazing photos! Really impressive. The car is an ’87 BTW, but who cares, really… 😉

    May 30, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    • Torstein

      Updated! 🙂

      May 30, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  2. Lars-Erik

    What software do you use to merge your photos when creating HDRs? The results are so nice that I really need to know 🙂
    I have always liked the 80s Porsche, ever since we played Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed 10+ years ago!

    May 31, 2011 at 8:37 am

    • Torstein

      I do remember them good old days. 🙂

      I use a plugin for Lightroom called Enfuse. It does the job splendidly!

      May 31, 2011 at 9:25 am

  3. Jonas

    The wet spot on the ground is the only thing that really didn’t fit in. Nice pictures however!

    August 12, 2011 at 6:19 am

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