Our New Automotive Promotional Video – What’ya Think?

Some of Our Favorite Automotive Images Set to Music

It’s official!  We’ve finally entered the 21st century!  Yes indeed, we’ve put together our very own promotional video featuring some of our favorite automotive images from over the years – set to some catchy music.   We’ve divided the short promotional video into a few sections to highlight our automotive expertise and capabilities: including boom, event, light painting, motorsports and advertising.  We’ve also included a few of our favorite automotive HD wallpaper images below for your viewing and downloading pleasure.

As always, please feel free to download as many photos as you like – we have sized the photos to 1080P HD wallpaper, perfect for your desktop, laptop, tablet or TV – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Looking to have a car or collection photographed? Feel free to peruse the automotive section of our website: pro.deremerstudios.com/automotive_aviation.html
Please note all photos on this site are the copyrighted property of Deremer Studios LLC unless otherwise noted.  We share many of our photos for use as personal desktop wallpaper, but any other uses, including but not limited to printing, modifying, and any commercial use are strictly prohibited without prior written consent.
Our First Visit to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee

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Our First Visit to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee

A Long Overdue Trip to Cars and Coffee

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For being as car crazy as I tend to be, you may be surprised to know that I had yet to visit Cars and Coffee – our city’s monthly gathering of gearheads and their manifold rides along the scenic St Johns river.  After spending this past Saturday morning at Cars and Coffee, I really regret taking so long to finally make it to one!  But alas, past regrets aside, I did manage to bring my camera along and couldn’t resist taking a few – well a few hundred photos…

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I was quite pleasantly surprised at the number and diversity of vehicles at Cars and Coffee.  From hot rods to exotics, antiques to modern muscle – the list of cars was all over the board.  Many cars had been nicely restored, many of the modern vehicles had any number of modifications, and there was even a good helping of cars, like my TR6, that were in varying stages of restoration – so I felt right at home.  Though the TR6 is a relatively rare car in the States, I was surprised to discover not one, but two other TR6’s at the meet-up.  All in all, it was a great event, and one I will certainly make an effort to be a part of much more often!

As always, please feel free to download as many photos as you like – we have sized the photos to 1080P HD wallpaper, perfect for your desktop, laptop, tablet or TV – and if you enjoy our photos, please share this blog with your friends and help us get the word out!

Looking to have a car or collection photographed? Feel free to peruse the automotive section of our website: pro.deremerstudios.com/automotive_aviation.html
Please note all photos on this site are the copyrighted property of Deremer Studios LLC unless otherwise noted.  We share many of our photos for use as personal desktop wallpaper, but any other uses, including but not limited to printing, modifying, and any commercial use are strictly prohibited without prior written consent.
Our First Visit to Jacksonville’s Cars and Coffee

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Across the River: An AVIS Mini-Shoot with the 2016 Ford Fusion

Exploring the Southeast in a 2016 Ford Fusion

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Last month, we had the pleasure of photographing another vehicle for our friends at Avis – this time a 2016 Ford Fusion.   It was a bit less epic than our 5,600-mile western adventure in a 328i, but with a big blue building, a trip on a ferry, and stunning sunset to boot, I certainly can’t complain!

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Our trip with the 2016 Ford Focus included a quick overnight in Atlanta, where I stumbled upon (and may have shopped a bit in) an Ikea.  Once back in Jacksonville, we took to some of my favorite shooting areas on a pretty dreary afternoon.  As day gave way to night, we crossed the St Johns River, at historic Mayport, using the ever-faithful St Johns River Ferry – en route to our favorite little coastal hammock, Amelia Island.   We arrived along the Amelia River just in time for a great sunset, framed by one of the many shrimp boats that helped to put Amelia Island on the map.  All in all, we logged over 700 miles and averages an impressive 34 MPG.

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The Avis Grand Circle Tour – 5,600 Miles in a BMW 328i

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Miles of Chrome: The Cussler Museum

The Cussler Museum is Denver’s Hidden Automotive Gem

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While the main reason for our fall trip out west was the stunning natural beauty of our great national parks, I couldn’t fly into Denver without a trip to the Cussler Museum.  Tucked away among the thriving suburbs, in a small commercial park, you would have no idea what a treasure trove of rare and storied cars can be found just on the other side of the door.  With an emphasis on both pre-war coach-built luxury cars and classic American cars from the 50’s, the Cussler Museum provides an extensive collection of truly unique automobiles.

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We first encountered Clive Cussler through his fast-paced adventure novels which made the long hours on the road to and from NH fly by.  One of the unique bits of his books that just sucked me in was the descriptions of rare and obscure cars that the protagonist would often find himself in – compiling a substantial collection of rare metal as the series progressed. I’m not sure if fact imitated fiction, or vice versa, but before a trip out to Colorado for an architectural shoot back in 2008, I discovered the Cussler Museum and added it to my itinerary.  Admittedly, I hadn’t had much regard for pre-war cars up until that point, but after taking a few hours to marvel at the sculpted lines and subtle details, I was hooked!  So, with the chance to go back again this past fall, I knew I had to venture once again to the Cussler Museum and show Bryn what all my fuss was about.  It was a great trip!

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Miles of Chrome: The Cussler Museum

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The Avis Grand Circle Tour – 5,600 Miles in a BMW 328i

Exploring the Highways and Byways of America in a 2016 BMW 328i

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Beginning late last month, we had the pleasure of setting out on a 10-day, 5,600-mile road trip, photographing the BMW 328i for the fine folks at Avis.  Our epic trip began in Jacksonville,FL – setting off on a two and a half day, 2,500 mile sprint to Scottsdale, AZ.  We spent a few days in and around Scottsdale, photographing a corporate event for Avis, and then spent four days on a rather circuitous 3,000 mile route back to Jacksonville, hitting several national parks and scenic drives in our BMW 328i along the way.

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All in all, the trip was a wonderful adventure – the BMW 328i, as I have come to expect from Avis, was generously equipped with tech and comfort upgrades from the base BMW 328i.  Perhaps the best upgrade was the integrated navigation system that made navigating the cell-coverage-deficient western expanse a breeze.  The BMW 328i provided a great combination of lively performance, comfortable ergonomics, capable tech and frugal fuel economy.  The 240hp Turbocharged Inline 4 was surprisingly peppy – offering a largely lag-free experience, even under hard acceleration.   The posted 0-60 time is just 5.8 seconds – which in itself isn’t a spectacular number, but when combined with the 34.0 mpg combined mileage we recorded (including a generous amount of stop and go, vigorous mountain driving, and ample idling to take photos) it’s a pretty impressive mingling of performance and economy.  The on-board tech was also impressive, with a slew of BMW connected apps, metrics, diagnostic tools, and a powerful real-time GPS system.  As far as comfort goes, the upgraded leather sports seats provided a good balance of support and comfort – even during those long 6-hour, non-stop legs between fill-ups.

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The Avis Grand Circle Tour – 5,600 Miles in a BMW 328i

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Modern History: The 2016 Rolex 24 Mega Gallery

All Our Favorite Eye Candy From The 2016 Rolex 24

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For the third year in a row, we returned to the Rolex 24 to cover this storied race for Top Gear.  With brand new entrants from the likes of Ford and BMW, the addition of Lamborghini to the fray, and familiar forms from the likes of Corvette, Nissan and Aston Martin, there was plenty to keep this photographer more than entertained during the 24 hours of this grueling endurance race.  The proverbial man of the hour for this year’s running of the Rolex 24 was none other than the Ford GT (above), making its racing debut on the high banks of Daytona.  As you might expect with a brand new racing machine, the Ford GT suffered from mechanical gremlins that took both cars out of the race by early morning, despite a strong showing early in the race.  Another sad story this year for the folks with the Nissan DeltaWing – which was taken out in the early evening after colliding headlong into a stalled car- but at least this year it wasn’t engine failure.

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And then there was the finish!  After 24 hours and well over 2,000 miles, you expect cars to be spaced out by several laps when the checkers finally drop on the Rolex 24, but not this year.  The two GTLM Corvettes managed near identical runs, finishing side by side, a mere 0.03 seconds apart!  Talk about a photo finish!  Indeed, the 54th running of the Rolex 24 was an epic race – its no wonder the fan base keeps growing from year to year!

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I would be remiss to not speak of our first Rolex 24 infield camping experience.  It seems Friday night (or should I say Saturday morning) is party night in the turn 3 campgrounds.  Our tent-neighbors were especially adept in this endeavor, and it would seem they brought the speaker system out of a movie theater just to make sure their music was delivered at a guaranteed ear-bleed level.  This continued until about 4 in the morning with little reprise.  But, on the plus side, the bass from the evening’s “entertainment” enlivened my mattress, giving me a better massage than a premium lazy boy could deliver…  The second night was much better – though the volume of the cars, just 150 feet away, was just as intense, it seems I am hardwired to be lulled to sleep by the roar of 20,000 Horsepower circling around me.

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Modern History: The 2016 Rolex 24 Mega Gallery

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Lightspeed! Automotive Photography with PixelStick

Behold the wonders of PixelStick

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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.

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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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Lightspeed! Automotive Photography with PixelStick

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