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

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?

Photographing Downtown Auckland

Alot of my photos that I take are when im driving around. I will see something that captures my attention... I have to stop and capture it...

This one was shot while driving around town trying to find a carpark in downtown Auckland. For anyone who has tried this its almost impossible, When I finally parked I looked back and thought WOW, I have to capture that..

I was lucky that my Fiancee put up with me getting out my camera and starting photographing the sunset through the city buildings. later she said that when I am in 'photography mode' there is no stopping me LOL. But she respects and understands my passion and is encouraging of it.. :-)
I am one lucky guy...

Hope you like it

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Kumeu Estate Winery

I was driving to a flower apointment to sort flowers for my wedding later this year, we had come from a vineyard already and I saw the door was open reveling the big metal cylinder. I asked my Fiancee if it was OK to stop and for me to take some photos... And this is what I got. I only stayed for about 10 mins but I am very pleased that I did...

Posted By Scott Eyre

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Night Speed Drag wars

As you probably already know.. This is the photography that gets my blood pumping and excites me. The challenge of creating unique and new images within the genre of Motorsport.

I love to go out and come back with something that is unique and new.

Something that was taught to me while studying a Diploma in Contemporary Photography is when you go to a location the first thing you want to do is to get some location shots. These give you an idea of what the venue looks like, an overview. You want to get the 'safe shots' while there is no pressure to perform or to catch any action.
This is especially useful if you are doing photojournalism or documentary photography.
I have to be honest here.... I did not take any 'safe shots' on this location as it wasn't a priority for me. these were for personal use, just gaining experience and trying some new techniques.

Photos taken at Meremere dragway
(fram Autolite Dragway)

What I loved about this shoot was it started around 6.00pm so I got to photograph the sunset, and then continue to photograph through the night... I had a great time and will definitely do the night speed drags again.

For the burnout photos I used an exposure of 1/40th to get the blur in the wheels but it was fast enough to hand hold without the use of a tripod ( I'm sure I didn't use a tripod for this shot ).

The racer on the bike was shot at 1/125th of a second, not as sharp as I would like but I liked the shot.

The pits is always an interesting place to get photographs of the behind the scenes.. At Meremere anyone can walk through the pits as they will, making sure not to get run over.

I might add some more photos from this shoot, unless I go to the drags again soon. If you would like to see some more photos from this shoot please leave me a comment and let me know...

Questions are always more than welcome too...

By Scott Eyre

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Things I want but cant have II

This lens calendar designed by Sharad Haksar, a photographer and designer. This calendar would be perfect on a photographers desk, or a very cool gift for the rich photographer who is impossible to buy gifts for.. anyway its a neat gadget but at $2000US its a bit out of my price range. one day I might buy one when I have the funds to do so... Donations are always welcome though LOL

By Scott Eyre

Monday, February 16, 2009

Things I want but cant have

this camera lens coffee cup has been designed By a very cool designer called tebe_interesno Check out his work, he has some really cool design work on his site.
If I had a studio of my own and these were available to be purchased I would serve my clients in this as something to remember the experience by.
I have a 18-55mm lens that is broken...... hmmm.... I wonder how this could be made LOL.

Posted By Scott Eyre

Help me in my quest to find a location... PLEASE

the above photo was taken from Newton Road near Ponsonby (Google Maps link )

Please help me.. If you live in Auckland, New Zealand you can help me.

I am looking for a roundabout to do a night long exposure from above on an angle, either from a walk over bridge or a car park building, or a apartment room ETC... basically I came up with this idea while looking at light trail images on Flickr , I have found an image which is kind of like what I wanted to do ( after much searching on the Internet )"_blank" If anyone can think of a location which would work for me I would be most appreciated

I love the way the car trails leave a smooth light behind, I want to go back to this location when it is busier so I can get the cars over all the motorways.

Posted By Scott Eyre

Light Painting Experiments

My Fiancee And I recently attended a free festival held in Downtown Auckland called the Lantern Festival.
Each year they celebrate the Chinese new year... Its also a great opportunity to photograph... As I did, But because I was out with my Fiancee I decided to limit my time behind the lens and spend time with Hannah ( my Fiancee) we had such a great time.

The photo above was shot at 2.5 seconds at F5.6 100 ISO, I turned the lens while clicking the shutter and zooming ( in or out I cant remember ) all at the same time. I liked the results as they were unpredictable and I always got excited to see the result of my own doings...

This image was the same concept, just showing how unpredictable how the exposures were, it all depends on how fast I rotated the camera, when I released the shutter, the aperture and shutter speed etc.. This photo is using the same settings as the one above ( 2.5 seconds at F5.6 100 ISO )

Posted By Scott Eyre

Automotive photography... My passion

I thought it would be good to show some of the photos that I have taken over the last two years or so....

First is a image shot at a car showroom on Great North Road in Auckland New Zealand.
This Dealership sells Bentley, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, They have never bothered me when I just walk around and photograph their cars.

The second image is taken at the same location. I would love to purchase a Canon Speedlite 580EX II and photograph in their showroom using a flash setup, because the light in the showroom is really something that I would like to take advantage of and have more controll over.
For now though I have no flash so I better start saving....

This Matte Black Audi looked really good in the photographs, but because of its location in the showroom I was left with a narrow field of view that I cold work with. I would love to photograph this car again.

Posted By Scott Eyre

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

An introduction to my self : Scott Eyre


First of all thank you for coming to look at my blog, stick around and have a look at some of my photos, let me know what you think of my work...

I am getting married to the most amazing girl in the world, her name is Hannah...and I love her to bits.... I will post more about her later on in my blog.

I am a up and coming photographer ( that's the way I like to think of it LOL ), specializing in motor sport, and starting to do some family portraits.
I absolutely love photographing cars, either racing or static. I also enjoy photographing v8 jet boats and kite surfing and the like.

I live in Auckland, New Zealand, and I am about an hours drive away from all the motor sport venues I could want, including drag racing, off road, jet sprint track, circut racing, and speedway.

Also I am surrounded by beaches, which is perfect for photographing water sport.

I have studied 1 year out of a two year 'Diploma in contemporary photography' at Unitec, But I had to quit my studies in the begining of the second year due to getting sick with Glandular Fever which took me a year to recover from.

Anyway that is enough about me for a while I think.

Posted By Scott Eyre