Maya_f32 Sundown Shoot

I normally would put a description here about the vehicle or shoot, but as the owner of the vehicle has failed to pay me a month later (this shoot is from September 1st), there will be no description. This as well will be the final shoot of this car until the owner decides to pay.

While i do admit that the shots aren’t the best, I worked with the owner to get them to their standards.

Lesson is, always make sure you get paid.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

2020 BMW M340i (G20)

I believe that BMW has done it. The new G20 340i really makes me question the need for a true M car. 0-60 Comes in at not too much slower than the F80 M3. It’s safe to say that BMW has done right with the B58 motor… but I still don’t like it in the new Supra.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

2015 BMW 435i xDrive Maya_f32 Parking Garage Shoot

It’s been awhile but @maya_f32 has done some exterior upgrades to their car, so it’s time for a new photoshoot of course. We found some new secret spots to take photos and I think my work is slowly starting to show some progress.

Shot on nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm Prime 1.8G)

The Reunion Shoot (standard_e46)

It’s been five months, and that meant it was time for a reunion with @standard_e46! Nothing has really changed with his build. Actually nothing has at all, except that it’s on winter tires currently. But meeting up to just hang around and shoot the car is always a good time when our crazy schedules allow for it! I’m not sure when there will be more of his car, but given the 2 mile difference between our places of work, it should hopefully be soon!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (Lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

2015 BMW 435i xDrive (maya_f32) S.I. Shoot

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Shoots with the main man @maya_f32 are most likely going to become a seasonal event. Once some snow really hits in the Tri-State area, we’ll definitely be out shooting again. I’m really liking how this prime 50mm 1.8g lens is turning out. I’m noticing I really need to replace my polarizer soon, as it’s really not good enough.

I really tried to go all out with a lot of these shots with proper depth, or reflections (The centered shot on the parking garage for example. The car looks pastel flat black almost). I made sure to really communicate with the owner of maya as well to make sure that everything they wanted, I was able to fulfill.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 50mm prime 1.8g)

Lightning M4 Reveal Event

I want to start off here by giving a congratulations to everybody involved with this build. So to @LightningM4@moemodz@corsaautodesign and everybody else involved, you guys killed this build! The reveal event was a huge success. I'm completely floored by how this car turned out. All of the little details on the exterior are absolutely insane. The headlights are my favorite part of the build. I've seen many M cars in the past from my previous job, but none of them compare to this build. Huge props to everybody involved. I cannot wait to see what the future hold for this car!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (50mm prime 1.8g lens)

2015 BMW 435i xDrive (maya_f32)

It's new car day! The owner of this car is none other than the owner of the E46 Staci. What an amazing upgrade. I'm extremely happy no cars overheated this day (Sorry Staci). The sharp angles of the front of the car really make it aggressive for fly by shots. Yet the round rear bumper from the 4 series adds do much to the car. I definitely want to do another shoot one day on the road for some rollers. Nevertheless, congrats to @maya_f32 on his new 4 series (Maya).

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2003 BMW M3 (E46) (PARDNM3)

Huge thanks here for being invited out to this Cars & Coffee event organized by @The46ers.Tristate. Here we have the TriState chapter President @pardnm3 with his absolute stunner of an M3. I'm so glad I had the chance to take some shots of this wicked car. Wish maybe there would have been a chance to capture some fire spitting pictures, but it was freezing outside. I can't wait for the next event, I'll definitely be there again with my camera!

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2017 BMW M2 (F87) (sue_f87m2)

Another album here from the Cars & Cigars event, organized by @the46ers.tristate. This one is of @sue_F87m2. This has got to be the most stunning M2 I have seen. Those BBS rims are absolutely stunners. I'm in love with this M2 build. I'm hoping one day I have a chance to get some more shots, as this car is a beauty.

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2004 BMW M3 (E46) (M3BlackShadow)

I want to start off here by thanking @M3BlackShadow for inviting me out to this Cars & Cigars event, organized by @the46ers.tristate. I met a ton of great people there, and I had the chance to see a lot of great cars and take shots of them. There are still a ton of other cars I shot that need to be edited and uploaded, but for now please enjoy this gorgeous E46 M3 (Manual of course)!

Taken on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2001 BMW 330ci (Standard_E46)

Reshoot of @Standard_E46! Also as stated on the Instagram page earlier today, the logo and watermark has been updated to a new version I worked on! I'm very late on this upload due to scheduling and having to re-edit to switch to the new watermarks. A couple things to note here, the last photo is the first vertical shot. The owner wanted something that would be good for an iPhone screen, so I went ahead angling the logo. It's always a pleasure working with the owner. I'm also starting to feel very confident in my shots. The first shot I'm really proud of actually. I was planning on leaving it full color but my creativity got the best of me (good thing it did!). All in all I couldn't of asked for a smoother shoot (just hope next time there's more time to pick up enough shots to do around 30 edits. The next upload coming is something I've never done before and I'm extremely excited to upload it on Wednesday!

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm, 18-55mm)

2003 BMW 330i ZSP (Staci_e46)

Some new work here! I have to give a huge thanks to the owner of this car for giving me the chance to shoot his car. Unfortunately, partway through the shoot, his car had a cooling issue and I wasn't able to get all the shots we wanted. Still though, I'm thrilled with how the shots we DID get, came out. I spent as long as possible working with the owner, making sure that what I was producing he was happy with. I'm grateful that we were able to make the shots work, and I am absolutely thrilled that the owner is happy with how the shots came out. Hopefully as more work gets done to the car, I will have another chance at a photo shoot with the car.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm)

2018 BMW M3 Competition Package (F80)

Another revisit being done here with the DSLR. Pennsylvania is surprisingly home to many parks. It was certainly difficult to find our way to this spot. Took us around four wrongs turns before we finally found the spot we were actually looking for. I'm extremely happy with how all of these shots came out. Working with a Tanzanite Blue color is always fun because it's very vibrant when it comes to reflections. With my CPL missing i have to work hard to make sure that I'm not caught in any reflections, though I did fail on one with the Miata somewhat peeking in (The place was crowded, really didn't have a spot to hide the Miata). In the end I'm very happy that I was able to revisit this stunning car. Definitely improved the shots of this car using a proper body and lens'. 

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm, 18-55mm)

2016 BMW 550xi (F10)

Little revisit to this car now that I'm with my DSLR. It was honestly pretty difficult to get any good shots as it's a dark color (Carbon Black) and there wasn't much light (Still waiting on my prime lens with a bigger aperture). So unfortunately I only had front shots that I could use. But still, I'm learning and maybe in the future I would have been able to figure out how to use the shots that really were just too dark (That prime lens is an f / 1.8 50mm). I'm still proud of these shots regardless. The rainbow just happened to turn up as I was thinking of a better angle. It isn't the most present rainbow, but it does add a nice touch to the photo. Hopefully in the future I can add a new shoot of this car with either some rollers or panned shots. It's pretty hard to get those in the area I live, so a trip out to Pennsylvania is in order soon.

Shot on Nikon D3400 (lens 70-300mm, 18-55mm)

2001 BMW 330ci (E46) Schoolyard Shoot

Alright we have my coworker's car here again for another shoot. I actually drove out to New Jersey just for this. Originally he didn't want to do anything but after seeing the F80 picture I posted, he made me come out to Jersey. I had a lot of fun with this shoot. Mainly because his car has a big contrast from the bricks of the school to his car color. There were pictures at loading docks too but I only really liked a couple of this pictures. There is a desaturation picture in this shoot where I resaturated his fog lights and the badges and I think that edit is one of the best ones of the shoot. In that last photo you can also see just how much negative camber his car has which I think is pretty funny.

Shot on iPhone X

2018 BMW M3 (F80)

This is, without a doubt, my favorite shot I have ever taken. My brother wanted a picture of his car that really made the car look like a marvel. I got straight to work. I took about fifty shots and went through all of them. Finally I found one shot that I liked. After spending a couple hours working, I finished desaturating and restoring the iconic colors and badge of the M3. Finally I got back into my software to finish up the surrounding areas of the image, before finally exporting it and sending it to him. His immediate response was "Send me a full quality picture now please". That was all I needed to hear to know that he was happy with the shot. I have never taken a shot that I loved more. I honestly don't know if I will even be able to top a shot like this, but I hope that I someday learn more and top this picture.

Shot on iPhone X

2018 BMW M5 (F90)

So, I want to start off by saying that this color is absolutely stunning. I have never seen such a more vibrant color honestly. This color is part of the new BMW lineup. There are so far about four or five matte paint jobs like this that I know of. Really I'll just take this color it's beautiful. The new F90 M5 boasts an impressive ability switch from all wheel drive to rear wheel drive by a couple button presses. Along with new the new shift knob in the car, BMW has really outdone themselves with this new sedan that can easily embarrass white a lot of cars on the road today. 

Shot on iPhone X

2001 BMW 330ci (E46)

This is my coworker's car. Most of these shoots I do are, usually. But I have a thing for the E46 BMW. It was a huge improvement over the E36 that was neutered in the US. I absolutely love how all these shots came out. I actually have a double on here of one shot that is in monochrome for fun. This car could still use some TLC but it has aged quite well for a Seventeen year old car.

Shot on iPhone X

BMW i3 REX

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BMW i3 REX in for service at a dealership. This actually is my favorite thing I have ever seen done to a BMW i3. At the time this car was know as i3-BB8. The owner has moved on from this beloved i3 to a beautiful X2, but I will always remember seeing this car, and how unique it was.

Shot on iPhone X