Automotive photographer Ervin Boer always has some little fun cartoon companions around him whenever he feels in need of some company. If only we all had cool little cartoon characters hanging around our desks. This make for fun, dynamic pictures involving such animation stars like Tom and Jerry.
Interview with automotive photographer Ervin Boer
“Hello, my name is Ervin, 25 year old art student.
I’ve started photography as a hobby and now it evolved into a lifestyle.
I kinda tested all kinds of photography styles like landscapes, macro, product… but my favorite is automotive photography.”
How did you get started in photography? When did you realize that photography would be your job?
Ervin: I’ve bought my first camera when i was 18 (it was a bridge ). After 6 months i already felt that i need to take the big step into the DSLR world.
I realized that photography will be my job when people started calling for my services and started to own some cash.
You are specialized in automotive photography, what is the knowledge that a photographer of this kind must possess?
Ervin: Well, composition and ideas are definetly the most important things. Also editing skills are important here, the use of natural and artificial light.
But the most important thing is patience and a lot of work. Practicing makes you perfect over time.
Tell us the importance of post-production in automotive photography. Please share your basic workflow with us.
Ervin: Depends on the image… post-production can be unnecessary sometimes, other times it can be very important.
Who inspires you in automotive photography, and why?
Ervin: Hmm, hard to say, I follow a lot of photographers. Inspiration sometimes comes from places you wont even imagine.
But to be honest the first two photographers i followed where Easton Chang and Dejan Sokolovski.
What equipment do you use now? How much does equipment matter in automotive photography?
Ervin: The most used gears are 5Dmk3 +16-35 f2.8 and 85mm 1.8. I have a lot of more gears but this is what i use for automotive. I also have a home build car rig.
Could you please share some important automotive photography tips that a beginner should try?
Ervin: Practice a lot, learn to use natural and artificial lights, be careful for reflections on the car, careful on the composition and car angle.
try to make an ugly car beautiful, let the people see in your pictures what they cant see in real life.
How do you decide on the final image? Does it depend on the client you are working with or is it entirely upto you?
Ervin: Its up to me… if the client asks for my services, it means he saw my work and trusts me. Of course if some client wants something specific, and i like his sugestion, i can make it.
Apart from the car photography what genre attracts you the most?
Ervin: Lets say landscapes attract me, but only because i always picture how a car would look like in that landscape.
Thank you for giving us this interview. What is your best advice to any aspiring automotive photographer?
Ervin: Love what you do and you’re halfway there.
Artist Ervin Boer Has Lots of Fun Cartoon Companions to Escape His Boring Life:
Take a look at the awesome photos below to see just how much fun Boer has at work!