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The Car Photographers

By: j.wilder

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I enjoy studying creative car photography and it's even better if I get to learn a bit about the photographer.

This page is where I list some of the car photographers I find interesting along with a few notes.

Kevin McCauley

Kevin McCauley
Houston, Texas Car Photographer

One of my favorite photographers in style and approach. Kevin is a photographer I truly enjoy learning from. I hope to interview Kevin soon, after digesting as much of his teaching as possible.

High contrast. Creative crops.
Also listed on

Good tips in 6 minutes!

Everything I Don't Do When I Shoot Cars — 13 Tips in 6 Minutes

Interview [dead. try to find this!]

*I contacted Kevin and he gave me his unedited interview answers! Coming soon!

Eric Arnold Photography

A freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Specializing in automotive photography and event coverage.

Focus on VWs, Magazines, and Events.

Active blog!

Willy Johnson

Willy Johnson, San Francisco
Various subjects, but great cars.
Alt/Car/Street Photography

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson Flickr

Dave Cox

Dave Cox (Shooting Dave)
Light painting

James Sanny

James Sanny, Wichita Kansas

Promote your work! "...all with the hope of being noticed by the right people..."

Josh Mackey

Josh Mackey
Author, How to Photograph Cars. One of the few books ever written on how to photograph cars!

Nate Hassler

Nate Hassler
Main lens 24x70mm 2.8
70x200, 35, 50, 85

Matt Magnino

Matt Magnino
Commercial Automotive Photographer based in Dallas, TX. Travel worldwide.

Pepper Yandell

Photography Gear:
Sony A7R III, Sony FE 24-105mm f/4 G lens, Profoto B1 with Air Remote TTL-S, DJI Mavic Pro, Hoya CPL filter, Manfrotto carbon-fiber tripod, Really Right Stuff BH-55 ball head.

Why Included:
He is based in Dallas, so there is a local interest. He is a master at illustration; his photos are only a starting point. He also has a photography course (link below).

Recent Article:
How to Shoot Incredible Car Photos: Tips from Top Pro Pepper Yandell
Jack Neubart, Jan 17, 2019

Car Photography Course

Pepper Yandell

Easton Chang

Why Included:
He has a photography course (link below).

Composition Study

Quote: "I love my Canon 24-70 F2.8 II lens, although any 24-70 zoom works as well. It forces me to shoot in the range that I like seeing cars in most. Which is between the 24 – 50mm range. It’s too easy to shoot wider than that, but the 24 zoom forces me to keep some distance and maintain composure of the car. Shooting at 17mm is sometimes the lazy way out. Manufacturers hate
seeing their cars shot so wide because it hides the proportions the designers painstakingly finished." -Easton Chang, via

Car Photography Course

Recent Article
Easton Chang Interview: World Renowned Self-Taught Automotive Photographer
June 14, 2018 by Amruta Mohod

Easton Chang

Webb Bland

"Webb Bland is based in Los Angeles, CA. He is a full-time photographer and retoucher, and writes very small unhelpful bios in the third person." (true)

Clint Davis

Photography Gear: Phase One, Sony A7R IV, Sony A7R III, Fuji X100F, Mavic 2 Pro.

Why Included:
Clint occaisonally blogs about his photography and a few posts include before and after photos.

Clint Davis

Andrew Hall

No website.

Motorsport photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Also street photography.

Fujifilm, APS-C

"I use the new Fujifilm X-T2 with its APS C size 24mp sensor or all my on track action, usually paired with the brilliant Fujinon XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens which gives me up to 600mm equivalent in 35mm."

Dan Stiel

Dan Stiel

Retired marketer devotes more time to photography. His car shots are really cool.

"Dan enjoys taking pictures as a hobby in his spare time. His favorite photography subjects include automotive, architecture, action sports, landscapes, and travel. Inspiring photographers include Peter Lindberg, Julius Shulman, Albert Watson, Annie Leibovitz, Tyler Shields, Art Streiber, to name just a few."

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James Wilder is the owner, writer, photographer, designer, and developer of Parked.Photography.


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