Sydney Motor Show 2008


This is a long overdue entry on Australian International Motor Show 2008, as is the proper and full name of the Sydney’s car exhibition.

Before I go to individual cars there are two important issues that need to be mentioned. Firstly, a lot of European car manufacturers decided not to exhibit their cars this year, some citing tough economic times and some in protest. In Europe, Frankfurt and Paris run their shows on alternative years and yet in Australia both Melbourne and Sydney have their shows every year despite representing less than 10% of the total European market. Personally I do not think companies like BMW and Mercedes for example, which pump large sums of money in Formula 1 would be short on cash to show of their latest cars.

Fashion photography – Nicola Finetti collection


Following my recent photos from Carala Zampatti’s collection and very critical appraisal of the photos from that show I have decided to use a very different approach to this shoot.

I’ve used Tokina 12-24 f/4 (at 24mm) for full length shots and Canon 50mm f/1.4 for half length shots. There are twelve pairs in the album.

To clarify: this was done at Sydney Motor Show. Questionable lighting and busy background were the order of the day. I’ve used white Stofen on my 580EX (FEC -2/3) but I could not use ceiling bounce – too high and ceiling was dark. All shots were done in manual mode, hand held at 1/80s. f4 for 24mm and f4.5 for 50mm.

Full gallery is here: Nicola Finetti collection