By Scott Eyre (Photographer) & Hannah Hodge (Fiance, Studying to become a Pastor)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Live music in downtown Auckland

My Fiancee and I had the privilege of getting to film some street performers in downtown Auckland this last Friday night.

They go by the name of 'Stainless Heart and have a unique style to their sound. I loved the music they played as it was rather chilled and had a good grove going on, it was more of a jam session to listen to... chillaxed.....

The guitarist had a smooth flare to his style and the drummer was very resourceful with what she had.

We only stayed for around half an hour but we really enjoyed ourselves and it made our night.

Keep it up guys, awesome music !!

here are some details of the band...

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

My car, location scouting

just some location scouting, I found this real cool old carpark above some fabric shop... It has broken windows and I feel with the right car cvould have alot of caractcer, a rat rod would be perfect!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Maserati!! Please comment

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Podcast That I listen to #1

Digital Photograph Tips From The Top Floor - Subscribe with iTunes

The free show about all things photography with Chris Marquardt.

"Tips from the Top Floor is the free audio and video show about all things photography. Learn about image composition, post processing and more, it's like a free photo workshop! " Via Tips from the top floor

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Awesome car

This car is awesome, I love the wheels on this thing, real down to earth and low!!

Its not my best photograph that I have taken, however I really like it for some reason. I guess I can see past the imperfections and maybe thats what I like about this photo... Sure a polariser would have been great to remove the reflections, The barrier tape could be removed.. and the car next to it on the right could have been re positioned out of the shot.... but what options do you have when you are at a car show!

I also had good fun post processing this in photoshop, I played with the split toning in camera raw and came out with this unique colour , at least unique to my images...

what drew me to this car was its stance, down in the grass... low and phat tyres...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just having some fun with a car I found laying around in my cupboards, Shot on clear perspex sheet, with black card underneath... Light source was a single LED attached to 2 hearing aid batteries, hand held with a long exposure

nice and simple..

Random Quote

By Roseanne Barr

It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

To MY Darling Fiancee

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH... you are so special to me and I couldn't imagine life without you...!

This is for you :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rolleiflex Mini Digital Camera *** I want one ***

First of all, These photos are not mine, I would like to acknowledge the sources for the images first of all

and those are

& Urban Outfitters , check them out...after reading this of coarse lol

These little beauties are called the
Rolleiflex MiniDigi AF5.0, it is essentially a mini Rolleiflex Digital camera, boasting a 5MP Sensor with a 4.9mm F2.8 lens weighing only 100 Grams!!

It comes in two colours, Black or the red one shown here...

What I like about this camera is the traditional waist level viewfinder, although it is digital, it still looks cool and professional.

This is a pretty awesome gadget for any photographer, it would make a perfect gift for the guy who has everything!! or if anyone wants to gift it to me ,,,, feel free to do so lol.

Rolleiflex & Urban Outfitters

yogi berra quotes !!!

Never answer an anonymous letter.

The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase

Quotes from this site

Friday, May 1, 2009

Olympus... Film camera

Just some experiments, I have purhased this cheap LED light thingie, consisting of 5 LEDS in a row, which either flash or have a constant shine.. this was taken while it was flashing
please Comment and let me know what you think, this is no where from perfect but i had fun doing so..

Monday, April 13, 2009

Say hi....please comment

Here are some shots of my car, just practicing and I loved the light so i pulled up at Corbins Art Estate Center and started practicing.. let me know what you think

Sunday, April 12, 2009

V energy Monster Truck

These were taken at Smashfest 09, At waikaraka park speedway, in Auckland , New Zealand.
It was a demolition derby, I didnt get to shoot the demo because it was too dark by that time.
However I did get to shoot this monster truck, they arent my best photograph but I love the energy in the first one and the man punching the air through the sunroof in the second image.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Guest Blogger

Today We have a guset Interview from

You can also look at his work on his flickr page aswell

Orlandoech is a freelance photographer, who does Automotive , and people shots.

First of all, I love the work you do with your automotive
shots. You have some very stunning shots.

Orlando: Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.

Q: Can you tell us something about yourself, how did you start in photography and what do you love most about it?

A: I'm 24yrs old; I’m a full time Network Administrator in Salt Lake City, UT. I got started in photography not too long actually; it was Nov. 2007 when I got my first DSLR (Nikon D40). What I love most about photography is how challenging it is. It keeps me on my feet with being as innovative, creative and patient as possible.

Q: Focusing on the automotive side of things. How did you get started in this industry?

A: I started out photographing anything in general to just learn the basics. I've had a passion for vehicles since I was a kid, so this was an easy path to follow with photography. I then got in touch with pro-automotive photographer Josh Mackey (, who then mentored me and taught me pretty much everything I know, from photography essentials to photoshop skills.

Q: Who do you shoot for? Do you photograph for magazines, commercial or for car enthusiasts? Or all of the above?

A: I do freelance work, so anyone and/or company needed work. I’ve shot for magazines such as Import Tuner, companies such as ScoobyWorld, locals, local companies, etc.

Q: Did you learn on the job? What was the learning curve for you like?

A: I'm always learning something new, whether on the job or from reading. The learning curve never seems to come to an end really. I'm always learning new tricks, skills and best practices from other photographers such as Scott Dukes, Scott Chu, Clint Davis, Josh Mackey, Devin LeFevere and Jeff Creech, all which are awesome people and photographers.

Q: What equipment do you use? Are you a canon supporter or Nikon or something else?

A: I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a few "L" lenses mostly. Canon or Nikon? Both are amazing.

Q: What is one piece of advice you would like to share with anyone trying to get into automotive photography?

A: It can be a challenge. Like everything else, politics are involved and you better be able to handle very harsh critique and keep challenging yourself.

Q: Who is your most inspirational photographer?

A: Without a doubt Easton Chang

Q: Who is someone you would like to share with the world? A hidden gem or your favorite automotive photographer maybe?

A: Uhh.... not sure really lol.

Well Thank you for being a guest on my website, Yo have mentioned some good names for us to research and I wish you well in your career and I hope we can do this again sometime.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

My new toys!!

I recently aquired a large sheet of clear perspex and some black card to put underneath it to create a dark reflection... I will post the setup pics if anyone requests them or if i shoot them again... These were basicy lt up with a long exposure and a cheap $3 row of LEDS and some $2 LED finger lights...

The cameras were donated to me from my Uncle Bob,, THANKS BOB for the cool toys, lol I cant wait to put some film through them, it came with a 50mm F1.8 aswell! I really want to see the results from that.

Click on the image for a larger view!Click on the image for a larger view!

This last image was taken with a long exposure and then I used my light to swoop over the top of the model car trying to create a smooth line above the car, the reflection was from the clear perspex sheet and a black card underneath it.. Good fun

Click on the image for a larger view!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Triangles, please comment

I LOVE Light

The light was falling on this worker as he entered the building, i knew that the light inside the warehouse was dim and wouldnt show up in the photograph. I just had to photograph it.

Please comment...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

Which do you prefer ?? top or bottom?

Ill post some more about it later on....

Anyway I was driving around after training for the job and decided to go up one tree hill.
Which there is no more tree anymore, it got cut down :(

I was walking around the edges of the hill and looked up and saw these clouds and just had to take a photo, I hope someone likes this one

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grandma Plays Death Metal Drums ( Video )

This is awesome

Friday, March 13, 2009

More watersports

Heres some more watersport photographs, Im really trying to improve my sport photography skills and learn more about difficult exposures. especially when the sun is hitting the water hard and the clouds are dark, talk about contrast. but what im mainly looking at is the exposure of the subject.

I want to be able to see their face, what they were wearing , their bord design etc. All of these photograps were shot on the same day, however the sun was setting and was always changing the way the light looked as it peeked out from behind the clouds.

The post production also has alot to do with the tone of the image, the colour temperature..
the Second image had quite a strong orange tone to it, but when I experimented with the temperature slider in camrea raw, I caught this colour and quite liked it.

Please comment if you like my work of if you would like me to do a tutorial on something specific.

all coments are welcome

Please Comment

Monday, March 9, 2009

more kite surfing

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Kite surfer

kite surfer
kite surfer
kite surfer

These are the best photos from a set of about 500 shots, most are 2-3 seconds apart, I forgot my downloader so I had to change to JPG instead of raw when I realised my first card was already full.

I only have 2x 1Gig cards, Im looking at getting a 4 gig CF card sometime soon.

The kite surfer was very helpful in getting these shots... I didnt know him before but he would come and jump right in front of me and get real close.

All the others were too far out and barely filled the frame. Thanks mate

I hope you like the photos, please comment

Removing reflections?

Just thought Id RE-post a picture ive been having a bit of trouble with in photoshop.
I have been trying to remove the reflections in the silver paint of this car to clean the image up.. I should have used a polarizer.... But o well, Does anyone have any ideas on how to clean up the paint, my problem is the gradient of the paint makes it difficult to clone out the reflections and make it look normal.

Please comment on your ideas, or download the image and have a go yourself

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Teeny Tiny Projector - The worlds smallest projector

This is a Projector

Worlds smallest procjector

This projector is the worlds smallest, least consuming projector...It is able to project an image of 70 Inches! with a 10Lm brightness.
And whats more it measures 24 x 28.6 x 7mm, and draws just 1.3W!!! Thats incredible.


Thursday, March 5, 2009



Unused Army tunnels

Devenport Tunnels
Devenport tunnels

These photos are taken at Devenport in Auckland, New Zealand.

The tunnels are pitch black in some places, and as usual I forgot to bring a torch... so all I had was my on camera focus assist beam, which gaqve me 3 or so bursts of light to see what was up ahead.

Must Watch

This is an amazing short film production! Produced by branitvfx, a company that has done special effects for the TV program "Lost" and the movie "King Kong"
You must watch till the end

this man creates a world from nothing using some sort of computer software on attached to his wrist, the world is for a woman in one of his memories. He brings her to virtual life for a few minutes.. just to see her happy..

Anyway watch it for yourself and feel free to correct me if im wrong....


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

5 Year old Rapper - Bow Wow - whats my name

Im rolling in a Lime Green Kia

This kid is awesome!!!

Dramatic Chipmunk

Dramatic cat

Gadget - SPY CAMERA Zippo Lighter

I found this some time ago while surfing the net looking for photographic gadgets and toys...

It is a fully functioning digital camera disguised as a cigarette lighter, with a resolution of 1280x960 Pixels ( cmos sensor 300k pixels)

Not bad EH?


Angle is everything

Angle is everything... This shot is not what most people would see as they pass by from class to class...
If you saw this from behind the stairs the scene looks rather flat and boring, I did not get a capture of this, however the photo below is what most people would see.

I love the reflections in the top shot, I made sure that the lies lined up to my liking and that I cropped out anything that was a distraction ( there was a sign to the right that kept on grabbing my attention ), Ideally I would like to re park the cars too, but that was out of my controll

Friday, February 27, 2009

Transform :: A short film for

Please watch this truly inspiring video ( its worth your time, trust me) produced from Zack Arias as a guest post for Scott Kelby's Blog.

Watch it in wide screen, at night, with the lights off, with headphones on. Watch it however you want. but make sure you make it to the end.. It is really inspiring and truthful.

Zach Arias has done a fantastic job of producing this short video.

Check out the rest of his site, it is worth your time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

which is better?

FerrariFerrariWhich do you like better?