Feb 16 2014
Meet Nigel Harniman – an experienced, award-winning automotive photographer with unique style and approach.
2014 marks a 25th anniversary of Harniman Photography (Nigel's studio) and this post pays tribute to some of his best work. Enjoy!
Above photo: Nigel Harniman, on-location helicopter/ship shoot at North Sea. Click images for desktop wallpaper-sized versions.
How Nigel creates his photos
What makes Nigel's work unique is how much effort goes into preparation and execution of each one of his shoots. To reiterate just how seriously things are taken, check out below behind-the-scenes photos of blocked off highway entrances and street environments.
Chrysler 300 shoot behind-the-scenes photos
Of course Nigel's work goes beyond just photography as certain cases require the use of CGI (computer-generated imagery), and although these are not exactly photos, we still felt like these renders also deserved to be mentioned.
Automotive camera rig + Photoshop tutorials:
Nigel was kind enough to give some insight into his creation process. Below are videos of how the photo was shot using his camera rig setup, and how it was retouched in Photoshop for the final effect... which we think is stunning!
Bonus: If a Classic Car Could Take a Selfie – It Would Look Like…
Believe it or not, below photo was taken with a cellphone camera; Nokia Lumia 1020 (a Windows Phone), to be exact. Visit Nigel's blog for a more detailed writeup of this shoot, as well as other cool photography stuff.
“I choose it as my portable camera for capturing the tasks we’ll have to endure...”
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