Photographer Spotlight: Edwin Cho, Day 2

Today, I’ll be sharing some of my work with cars. I haven’t shot too many cars, but I really enjoy photographing them.

Edwin Cho / Staff Photographer

This first image is of my friend’s tricked out BMW E46 3-series. It was a ton of fun taking this image. I was shooting out the window of a second chase vehicle with with a slow shutter speed to get the motion blur in the background. To keep the car from blurring out, both vehicles had to be moving at the same speed. This way, you get to see the motion, which you normally would never be able to capture in a photograph. This shot was taken with a Nikon D40 with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens with a shutter speed of about 1/15. I also used a flash on camera to help freeze the car.

Edwin Cho / Staff Photographer

This second image is of another friend’s Infiniti G37s. Compared to the first image, this one definitely required less set up, but it was equally fun to shoot. I shot this image right by the beach just as the sun was starting to fall, again with a Nikon D40 and a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8. The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is famous (or infamous) for being extremely prone to lens flaring. I though the lens flare was nice in this particular image, but I don’t care for it in every image.

Next time, I plan on showcasing some of my food photography next time, so don’t miss out on that! Again, feel free to check out some of my other work at my personal blog,