Automotive Rig Photography A Look Behind the Scenes

On this video, award winning advertising & commercial car photographer Nigel Harniman from the U.K takes us for a quick look behind the scenes of a shoot of a car using a special rig.

These types of shots might look light they were created (or rather assembled) in post, but the base image was shot from the car itself using a long exposure and slight movement with a special long rig attached to the car as well as some other bits of equipment Harniman mentions in the video.

This is not the first time we look at at Automotive photography. Last year we had a quick look at another British photographer – Tim Wallace – On Light Shaping and Automotive Photography.

Below is a quick look at the before and after Photoshop work on the image


As always, you can find many more behind the scenes videos on the BTS section here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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