Swiss Classic British Car Meeting 2010, Morges, Switzerland / Suisse - 50 photos with Canon 5D MKII and 24-70mm 2.8 L USM
19th Swiss Classic British Car Meeting in Morges, 2010
As every year, the 2010 19th Swiss Classic British Car meeting is taking place on the lake side of Morges, Switzerland. Very nice weather for hosting 1’600 cars from all over Europe who have only one requirement: being English manufactured. It’s also a good moment to make some photo, however it’s a difficult task: it’s crowded, many cars are ordinary, background is very busy, and you always have someone coming in front of the objective! Not an easy one! You can find below 50 photographs of the 2010 British Car Meeting, all shot with Canon EOS 5D MKII and the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L USM lens, perfect combinaison for shooting as much details as possible, while being able to have wide coverage in the same time. The f/2.8 stop of the Canon 24-70mm is clearly a big help in this kind of situation vs. a min f/4 stop (Canon 24-105mm) to get the specific beautiful depth of field (dof) necessary to eliminate unnecessary things that could spoil your picture in an elegant and distinctive manner.
Few tips to get better car event pictures
- The perfect car picture is hard to take: it should have no disturbance in front, beside and beyond the car. The background needs to be sharp and should emphasize on dramatizing the car beauty. So, if you don’t have lot of space behind the car, it will be difficult
- Focus on the details instead: especially on old cars, there are many details that might make you making very powerful shots such as wheels, mirror, logos, … This is where you should put all you framing knowledge into capturing interesting shots, especially with fast aperture settings. Make sure to play with the different vibrant colors that you will have in front of you.
- Make photography of everything which is around the event: people walking, smiling and watching at car, or the many different activities that come around it. It should be very interesting and will help telling the story around the exhibition.