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The Automotive Photography Workshop
18 Episodes
2.5hr Workshop
Aaron Brimhall is best known for his iconic work for Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, and Volvo. In this workshop, learn from a legend as Aaron shares everything you need to know about working with car brands. From pitching, pre-production, to shooting in the field and stylistic editing – this workshop teaches you the playbook for automotive photography.
  • Field technique for shooting cars
  • Technical shot lists for the automotive industry
  • How to build your brand
  • Equipment and gear walkthrough
  • Key components of pre-production
  • Editing for consistency
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Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
Part 02
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The Automotive Photography Workshop
18 Episodes
2.5hr Workshop
Aaron Brimhall is best known for his iconic work for Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, and Volvo. In this workshop, learn from a legend as Aaron shares everything you need to know about working with car brands. From pitching, pre-production, to shooting in the field and stylistic editing – this workshop teaches you the playbook for automotive photography.
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Good stuff
Chris Howe
Awesome photographer and great content, I like how the 2 added videos showed more of the camera settings and the light display was cool behind the scenes.
From Zero to Hero
Allison Gregory
Awesome workshop to not only get my first taste of automotive shoots, but I am walking away with a shoot set-up and planned to create speck work and present brands with decks. I loved how Aaron really explained everything he was doing. He rocks.
review
Michael Odelberth
It was okey, but was hoping for more in depth tips and tricks form Aron about shooting and editing and less technical stuff.

Chris Howe

April 20, 2021

Good stuff

Awesome photographer and great content, I like how the 2 added videos showed more of the camera settings and the light display was cool behind the scenes.

Chris Howe

April 20, 2021

Allison Gregory

January 20, 2021

From Zero to Hero

Awesome workshop to not only get my first taste of automotive shoots, but I am walking away with a shoot set-up and planned to create speck work and present brands with decks. I loved how Aaron really explained everything he was doing. He rocks.

Allison Gregory

January 20, 2021

Michael Odelberth

December 28, 2020

review

It was okey, but was hoping for more in depth tips and tricks form Aron about shooting and editing and less technical stuff.

Michael Odelberth

December 28, 2020

Gonçalo Lamas

December 15, 2020

Aaronbhall Workshop

Cool, but I feel he only scratched the surface of it.

Gonçalo Lamas

December 15, 2020

Brian Ouro

December 9, 2020

I expected more

217 / 5000 Resultados de tradução I admire Aaron's work, but this workshop left something to be desired. And what was that long minute to edit a flare? They could have cut that part in the edit. I found everything very superficial. I expected more... :/

Brian Ouro

December 9, 2020

Adrian Mirabal

December 2, 2020

Amazing and WORTH IT!

I have followed Aaron Brimhall for a while now and when I saw he was releasing a workshop I knew I had to get it! If you are wanting to shoot anything in motion or automotive action this is the workshop for you!

Adrian Mirabal

December 2, 2020

Alex Spiess

November 30, 2020

Rad Workshop!

This was well worth my money and time spent. Tons of knowledge found throughout.

Alex Spiess

November 30, 2020

Ben Waugh

@benwaugh

November 28, 2020

Worth Every Cent! Keen For More!

This was awesome, definitely keen to see more of these in the future! Keep them coming dude! Loved seeing your edit breakdown and workflow. Would love to see some more of the behind the scenes of planning a shoot too.

Ben Waugh

November 28, 2020

Good stuff
Chris Howe
Awesome photographer and great content, I like how the 2 added videos showed more of the camera settings and the light display was cool behind the scenes.
From Zero to Hero
Allison Gregory
Awesome workshop to not only get my first taste of automotive shoots, but I am walking away with a shoot set-up and planned to create speck work and present brands with decks. I loved how Aaron really explained everything he was doing. He rocks.
review
Michael Odelberth
It was okey, but was hoping for more in depth tips and tricks form Aron about shooting and editing and less technical stuff.
Aaronbhall Workshop
Gonçalo Lamas
Cool, but I feel he only scratched the surface of it.
I expected more
Brian Ouro
217 / 5000 Resultados de tradução I admire Aaron's work, but this workshop left something to be desired. And what was that long minute to edit a flare? They could have cut that part in the edit. I found everything very superficial. I expected more... :/
Amazing and WORTH IT!
Adrian Mirabal
I have followed Aaron Brimhall for a while now and when I saw he was releasing a workshop I knew I had to get it! If you are wanting to shoot anything in motion or automotive action this is the workshop for you!
Rad Workshop!
Alex Spiess
This was well worth my money and time spent. Tons of knowledge found throughout.
Worth Every Cent! Keen For More!
Ben Waugh
This was awesome, definitely keen to see more of these in the future! Keep them coming dude! Loved seeing your edit breakdown and workflow. Would love to see some more of the behind the scenes of planning a shoot too.
Brimhall Class
Eraldo Nudo
Amazing class, really enjoyed and learned a lot.
Awesome Automotive Class
Brent
I loved all of the information that was presented in this course. The information about spec work and pitching was especially useful for me. Plus, the step by step on how to shoot cars and what companies looked for and expected was well worth the price.
All the Episodes
13:23

Ep

1

Meet Aaron

Aaron Brimhall is best known for his iconic work for Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, and Volvo. In this episode he talks about his origins in commercial photography, and how he saw what he wanted in life, and worked hard to start achieving it.

2:53

Ep

2

Workshop Overview

Welcome to the Automotive Photography Workshop. Aaron gives an overview of what to expect to learn, and how he approaches shooting & editing.

16:12

Ep

4

Equipment Breakdown

Aaron breaks down the equipment he uses in the field. His camera, lens, and filters + tripods.

7:31

Ep

3

Building Your Brand

Ever wondered how to find your distinct style in the commercial world? Aaron explains what has worked for him, and how he see's it as one of his biggest strengths.

14:20

Ep

5

Getting Work through Spec Shoots

Brands hire you for the work they see you do. Aaron gives color into his practice of doing 1 spec shoot a month to build a larger portfolio to get more clients.

9:22

Ep

6

Pre-Production

There are many factors that go into a successful shoot. Aaron works us through his pre-production process and gives insights into some of his tricks.

14:54

Ep

7

Shooting Hero Shots During A Technical Angle Study

Aaron walks us through how to shoot the 3/4 Front Hero shots brands use for spreads. He illustrates every single angle you need to shoot, and how to precisely keep the background consistent.

8:09

Ep

8

Getting Creative with Exterior Detail Shots

Follow Aaron as he explores the exterior of the Ford Raptor, finding interesting compositions with light & shadow. He walks us through all the necessary details to capture for car brands: the badge, the running lights, and back-up cameras.

13:35

Ep

9

Shooting Interior Panoramas of The Dash

Aaron breaks down the process of shooting hero dashboard photos for magazines and web. He takes a series bracketed photos ensuring there is no distortion to lines of the car.

9:59

Ep

10

Illustrating Motion with Rolling Shots

We follow Aaron into the "birdbox" - a custom trailer attachment he uses to allow him to get ultra low to the ground. He explains why he loves low shots, and shows us how to convey a feeling of motion in our photographs.

2:09

Ep

11

Editing Concepts & Philosophy

Aaron shares how he prepares for the edit when shooting, and his mindset to creating specific “looks" and fine-tuning presets.

20:03

Ep

12

Editing: 3/4ths Front

Aaron walks us through the process of touching up the first of two technical angle study photos. He highlights specific things to keep an eye out for, and shows how his editing process starts with a preset, and finishes with photo-specific improvements.

15:04

Ep

13

Editing: 3/4th Rear

Aaron walks us through the process of touching a second technical angle study.

18:12

Ep

14

Editing: Finishing the Interior Dash

Aaron walks us through his process for combining the bracketed photos he took, and then stitches them together into a panorama to prevent any distortion of the vehicle.

32:31

Ep

15

Editing: Making A Preset

Presets are a great foundation. Aaron talks through his process of creating a preset for a specific set of photos, and demonstrates how to save it to your preset library.

9:39

Ep

16

Editing: Adjusting Presets for Specific Photos

Presets are great building blocks, and Aaron shows us how he starts with a preset and then will fine-tune it for specific photographs.

10:59

Ep

17

Shooting Rollers of the GT3 RS

Aaron shows you how to take your rolling shots to the next level, with the use of a remote gimbal and stabilizer arm mounted to his truck. Watch as he operates the camera remotely, directs the driver into position, and works with his team to get the composition he’s looking for.

16:45

Ep

18

Adding Aesthetic with Atmospherics

Follow along as Aaron utilizes atmospherics to enhance the shot. In the daytime a fog machine is used to set the vibe, and later on as the day fades watch him use Titan Tubes to light-paint the the Porsche and color the scene.

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  • Field technique for shooting cars
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  • How to build your brand
  • Equipment and gear walkthrough
  • Key components of pre-production
  • Editing for consistency
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  • The never heard before story of Alex
  • An debut interview with his parents about his upbringing
  • The story of how his career really started
  • A very personal field day where Alex photographs his dad in his farm : so you can see the approach and get better at photographing your loved ones, making intimate portraits.
  • An interview with alpine photographer Ben Tibbets on determination and motivation
  • A printable book with workshop summary and exercises for growth

Workshop Episodes

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Ep

1

Meet Aaron

Aaron Brimhall is best known for his iconic work for Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, and Volvo. In this episode he talks about his origins in commercial photography, and how he saw what he wanted in life, and worked hard to start achieving it.

13:23
Just Added

Ep

2

Workshop Overview

Welcome to the Automotive Photography Workshop. Aaron gives an overview of what to expect to learn, and how he approaches shooting & editing.

2:53
Just Added

Ep

4

Equipment Breakdown

Aaron breaks down the equipment he uses in the field. His camera, lens, and filters + tripods.

16:12
Just Added

Ep

3

Building Your Brand

Ever wondered how to find your distinct style in the commercial world? Aaron explains what has worked for him, and how he see's it as one of his biggest strengths.

7:31
Just Added

Ep

5

Getting Work through Spec Shoots

Brands hire you for the work they see you do. Aaron gives color into his practice of doing 1 spec shoot a month to build a larger portfolio to get more clients.

14:20
Just Added

Ep

6

Pre-Production

There are many factors that go into a successful shoot. Aaron works us through his pre-production process and gives insights into some of his tricks.

9:22
Just Added

Ep

7

Shooting Hero Shots During A Technical Angle Study

Aaron walks us through how to shoot the 3/4 Front Hero shots brands use for spreads. He illustrates every single angle you need to shoot, and how to precisely keep the background consistent.

14:54
Just Added

Ep

8

Getting Creative with Exterior Detail Shots

Follow Aaron as he explores the exterior of the Ford Raptor, finding interesting compositions with light & shadow. He walks us through all the necessary details to capture for car brands: the badge, the running lights, and back-up cameras.

8:09
Just Added

Ep

9

Shooting Interior Panoramas of The Dash

Aaron breaks down the process of shooting hero dashboard photos for magazines and web. He takes a series bracketed photos ensuring there is no distortion to lines of the car.

13:35
Just Added

Ep

10

Illustrating Motion with Rolling Shots

We follow Aaron into the "birdbox" - a custom trailer attachment he uses to allow him to get ultra low to the ground. He explains why he loves low shots, and shows us how to convey a feeling of motion in our photographs.

9:59
Just Added

Ep

11

Editing Concepts & Philosophy

Aaron shares how he prepares for the edit when shooting, and his mindset to creating specific “looks" and fine-tuning presets.

2:09
Just Added

Ep

12

Editing: 3/4ths Front

Aaron walks us through the process of touching up the first of two technical angle study photos. He highlights specific things to keep an eye out for, and shows how his editing process starts with a preset, and finishes with photo-specific improvements.

20:03
Just Added

Ep

13

Editing: 3/4th Rear

Aaron walks us through the process of touching a second technical angle study.

15:04
Just Added

Ep

14

Editing: Finishing the Interior Dash

Aaron walks us through his process for combining the bracketed photos he took, and then stitches them together into a panorama to prevent any distortion of the vehicle.

18:12
Just Added

Ep

15

Editing: Making A Preset

Presets are a great foundation. Aaron talks through his process of creating a preset for a specific set of photos, and demonstrates how to save it to your preset library.

32:31
Just Added

Ep

16

Editing: Adjusting Presets for Specific Photos

Presets are great building blocks, and Aaron shows us how he starts with a preset and then will fine-tune it for specific photographs.

9:39
Just Added

Ep

17

Shooting Rollers of the GT3 RS

Aaron shows you how to take your rolling shots to the next level, with the use of a remote gimbal and stabilizer arm mounted to his truck. Watch as he operates the camera remotely, directs the driver into position, and works with his team to get the composition he’s looking for.

10:59
Just Added

Ep

18

Adding Aesthetic with Atmospherics

Follow along as Aaron utilizes atmospherics to enhance the shot. In the daytime a fog machine is used to set the vibe, and later on as the day fades watch him use Titan Tubes to light-paint the the Porsche and color the scene.

16:45
  • 18 Episodes
  • 2.5hr Workshop
  • 4 Editing Episodes

$199 
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Workshop Episodes

Part 01
Fundamentals & Pre-Production
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Meet Aaron

Aaron Brimhall is best known for his iconic work for Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, and Volvo. In this episode he talks about his origins in commercial photography, and how he saw what he wanted in life, and worked hard to start achieving it.

2:53
Just Added

2

.

Workshop Overview

Welcome to the Automotive Photography Workshop. Aaron gives an overview of what to expect to learn, and how he approaches shooting & editing.

16:12
Just Added

4

.

Equipment Breakdown

Aaron breaks down the equipment he uses in the field. His camera, lens, and filters + tripods.

7:31
Just Added

3

.

Building Your Brand

Ever wondered how to find your distinct style in the commercial world? Aaron explains what has worked for him, and how he see's it as one of his biggest strengths.

14:20
Just Added

5

.

Getting Work through Spec Shoots

Brands hire you for the work they see you do. Aaron gives color into his practice of doing 1 spec shoot a month to build a larger portfolio to get more clients.

9:22
Just Added

6

.

Pre-Production

There are many factors that go into a successful shoot. Aaron works us through his pre-production process and gives insights into some of his tricks.

14:54
Just Added

7

.

Shooting Hero Shots During A Technical Angle Study

Aaron walks us through how to shoot the 3/4 Front Hero shots brands use for spreads. He illustrates every single angle you need to shoot, and how to precisely keep the background consistent.

8:09
Just Added

8

.

Getting Creative with Exterior Detail Shots

Follow Aaron as he explores the exterior of the Ford Raptor, finding interesting compositions with light & shadow. He walks us through all the necessary details to capture for car brands: the badge, the running lights, and back-up cameras.

13:35
Just Added

9

.

Shooting Interior Panoramas of The Dash

Aaron breaks down the process of shooting hero dashboard photos for magazines and web. He takes a series bracketed photos ensuring there is no distortion to lines of the car.

9:59
Just Added

10

.

Illustrating Motion with Rolling Shots

We follow Aaron into the "birdbox" - a custom trailer attachment he uses to allow him to get ultra low to the ground. He explains why he loves low shots, and shows us how to convey a feeling of motion in our photographs.

2:09
Just Added

11

.

Editing Concepts & Philosophy

Aaron shares how he prepares for the edit when shooting, and his mindset to creating specific “looks" and fine-tuning presets.

20:03
Just Added

12

.

Editing: 3/4ths Front

Aaron walks us through the process of touching up the first of two technical angle study photos. He highlights specific things to keep an eye out for, and shows how his editing process starts with a preset, and finishes with photo-specific improvements.

15:04
Just Added

13

.

Editing: 3/4th Rear

Aaron walks us through the process of touching a second technical angle study.

18:12
Just Added

14

.

Editing: Finishing the Interior Dash

Aaron walks us through his process for combining the bracketed photos he took, and then stitches them together into a panorama to prevent any distortion of the vehicle.

32:31
Just Added

15

.

Editing: Making A Preset

Presets are a great foundation. Aaron talks through his process of creating a preset for a specific set of photos, and demonstrates how to save it to your preset library.

9:39
Just Added

16

.

Editing: Adjusting Presets for Specific Photos

Presets are great building blocks, and Aaron shows us how he starts with a preset and then will fine-tune it for specific photographs.

10:59
Just Added

17

.

Shooting Rollers of the GT3 RS

Aaron shows you how to take your rolling shots to the next level, with the use of a remote gimbal and stabilizer arm mounted to his truck. Watch as he operates the camera remotely, directs the driver into position, and works with his team to get the composition he’s looking for.

16:45
Just Added

18

.

Adding Aesthetic with Atmospherics

Follow along as Aaron utilizes atmospherics to enhance the shot. In the daytime a fog machine is used to set the vibe, and later on as the day fades watch him use Titan Tubes to light-paint the the Porsche and color the scene.

Part 02
Production
Live
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Part 03
Editing
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  • 4 Editing Episodes
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    Pre-production Check-list, Creative Brief, and Pitch Deck

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