So a couple of weeks ago I had a very rare free day. This presented itself as an opportunity to head out with my camera. I decided to head out to my local city center Birmingham, England to see what shots I could come up with.
After strolling about I came across a new super car dealers showroom. I saw a beautiful yellow Lamborghini Gallardo in the window and took a quick shot of it through the glass before I carried on with my walk when I was hit with an idea. What's the worst that could happen if I asked to have some time to shoot these amazing cars?? So I walked back to find all the doors locked for security and a intercom system on the wall. I rang it and asked to speak with the manager who to my surprise was quite interested in photography. So after a little chat and the promise to send him a few copies of my shots ( low res jpeg's ), he allowed me as much time as I needed to wonder around the showroom on my own taking shots of a number of super cars including the $200,000 Ferrari 458 Coupe.
I now have many great shots to process and a good collection of super car shots to use in composites in the future. I made what I thought to be the most of my time by shooting the cars in many angles, close up detail, abstract shots etc. All this from something I almost walked straight past, so if your out and about I would offer you this advice, If you don't ask, you don't get!! Plus don't forget to carry your model releases with you just in case a shot comes together in front of you, many people would be happy to sign one fro the offer of a free picture to use on their social media outlets.