Car Parts

Each time Summer comes back around, on Tuesdays, the local car enthusiasts bring their prized possessions to the neighborhood McDonald’s parking lot and have a charity raffle to raise money for Toys for Tots, or some other charity. For some years, I would get home, and grab my camera to get some shots, but the chaos and the people milling around always made for a crummy picture. But I soon realized that you need to crop out all the chaff, and get close, and use your different lenses and manage perspective by moving around so the background isn’t distracting. It’s because of this, that I learned to photograph car parts, rather than entire cars.