Itzkirb Photography Takes us Behind the Lens: Photog Feature
We see amazing photos of cars every day. But do most of us really think twice about who’s behind the lens? In our new “Photog Feature” segment, we’re doing exactly that. Our first segment follows San Francisco, California-based Itzkirb Photography (or, Kirby). You might have heard of him. Along with specializing in automotive, Kirby covers glamor and portfolio development. He truly is a jack of all trades. So we wanted to sit down with the man behind the lens and learn more about what goes into his creative process: PHOTOS: See More of the 2013 Ferrari 458 Speciale
Do you remember the first car you ever shot?
When I purchased my first nice car I wanted pictures of it. I shot a few snaps and posted them online. No idea what I was doing and looking back those images were terrible, but like usual, everyone was nice on the Internet and I received many "Nice pictures."
What’s been your favorite car to shoot so far?
It's tough to pick just one. I'd have to say it's a tie between the Ferrari Enzo or McLaren P1.
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What about least favorite/craziest?
I shot an old Bugatti for an auction. That wasn't really too fun. It was a difficult client to work with.
Any strange locations you’ve had to go for a shot?
Nothing too strange — abandoned airstrip and a bridge.
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Which shoot is your most memorable?
One of my shoots on the old San Francisco Bay Bridge. We planned it for weeks and then the day of the shoot it was storming. We thought about canceling the shoot, but good thing we didn't. The rain actually enhanced the images.
Which do you like photographing more, cars or women?
Tough call, if I shoot one too much I get burnt out. I like to mix it up.
Any different techniques you use to get the perfect angle?
I've actually never seen other photographers shoot, so I'm not sure if anything I'm doing is different. I just shoot angles that appeal to me.
What tips can you give an amateur photographer?
Shoot, shoot and shoot. Shoot as much as you can. That is the only way to improve. Find a picture you like online and try to copy it. Along the way you'll find your own style.
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To see more of Itzkirb's work, head over to his website.
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