An Epic, Drizzly Beginning to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee at The Avenues
With the new year comes all sorts of changes – not least of which was the move of Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee from the Florida Times Union parking lot to its new location at the Avenues Mall, in Jacksonville’s southside. The morning proved stupendously dreary, with a lingering Continue reading →
Rare Rides and Good Friends at Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee
Wow! It’s been a busy couple of weeks here at Deremer Studios, but thankfully we were still able to get out to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee this weekend! After skipping a month thanks to our buddy, Hurricane Matthew, it was nice to see everyone come out yet again for the penultimate Continue reading →
About this time last year, I bought the first piece of dedicated equipment (a boom system designed for taking motion photos of cars) for our growing automotive photography business. It’s proven a worthwhile investment. So as we prepare for 2016, we decided to buy another tool – this time the PixelStick – an innovative programmable light stick with surprisingly versatile capabilities. Our primary purpose for purchasing the PixelStick was to help illuminate cars during night shoots, but as we discovered it can do much, much more! Last night, we did our first trial shoot on two vehicles, and I must say I am quite impressed with our new piece of kit.
Essentially, the PixelStick is a six foot array of 200 RGB LEDs, a handle, and a controller. Right out of the box, the controller comes with a selection of patters you can use to create a wide range of stunning effects. But here’s the really cool part – you can make your own patters and even images to project using your PixelStick. For example, we’re headed down to Daytona this weekend to cover the Rolex 24 for Top Gear, so we created a selection of patters and images that would compliment some of the vehicles we may photograph in the garages – such as the white and blue pattern (above) to accent a vintage Shelby GT350 we’ll be shooting. All in all, we’re quite excited about the potential of the PixelStick. Stay tuned for more images!
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Here’s our third and final installment from the air show – our Panoramas.
One of the unique things we provide at the majority of our shoots are ultra-high resolution panoramas. This is a fun and unique way to capture all the activity in a wide area while maintaining lots of crisp quality, even at very large sizes. Enjoy!
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Here’s Part 2 from this weekend’s Air Show. For those of you who missed the first post, we had the opportunity to shoot this year’s show on behalf of the title sponsor, Jack Hanania Automotive Group.
Aviation goes way back in my family. My grandfather flew a P-51 during WWII and so the P-51 holds a special place in my heart (right next to my TR-6 if you were wondering). The two P-51s above are flown by The Horsemen – the world’s only P-51 flight team. It’s always a thrill to hear those mighty 16 cylinder engines come to life. It’s a sound not easily forgotten!
For those of you who follow the blog, you already know I am a bit of a car nut, but you may not know that it was actually my love of aviation that brought me down to Florida. I originally came down to Jacksonville University as a flight student. Though I changed majors, my love for flying has never diminished. So, having the opportunity to walk among such beautiful and storied aircraft, not to mention watch them fly, is quite a treat.
Above is a wonderfully restored example of the trainer variant of the Stearman model 75. The first aircraft most WWII veterans flew, this plane taught countless thousands all the basics of military flying. This particular Stearman is flown by John Mohr [of Mohr Barnstorming] – who put on a thrilling barnstormer-style display – flying just feet off the ground in a variety of unconventional attitudes. It was all the more impressive this weekend because of the crazy crosswinds. He’s truly a talented pilot!
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