Be sure to check out Hosking Industries‘ cover photo shoot with the guys from The Chop Shop in the latest issue of Performance Garage magazine. It goes on sale this week! The feature scored a whopping 13 pages! As always, we’ll bring you a few samples from the shoot, along with lighting information and EXIF data soon.
Archive for August, 2013
Issue 180 of Heavy Duty magazine goes on sale this week and includes our feature story and photo shoot on Brent’s awesome Harley Davidson bagger. While the bagger crazy is pretty big in the USA, you don’t see many here in Australia as yet, which makes Brent’s bike all the more special. Complete with a tonne of fibreglass work, custom metallic black paint and blue highlights, the bike runs a 26in front rim. Stay tuned for some proper samples next week!
This is the 13th in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 179 of Street Commodores:
Strength in Numbers (Written November 15, 2010)
If the modified car enthusiast ever wants to attain some level of rights in the community, it’s all about numbers.
It’s a problem that has plagued the many various modified car scenes since people began chopping, changing and cruising their cars even before WWII: that is, being looked down upon and marginalised by ‘the man’. Car fanatics have always been unfairly targeted by the authorities, had liberties stripped from them or had legislation imposed that would restrict the modifications possible – all under the banner of being safer for the community.
Sadly, more often than not it is the stupid acts of the tiny minority – and the knee-jerk reaction of officials to the resultant public outcry – that bring about ever-tightening laws and restrictions for the majority. It doesn’t matter that our hobby is worth billions to the economy. It doesn’t matter that larger car shows can bring millions in additional revenue to the communities that give them a home. It doesn’t matter that most of the more modified cars on the streets boast a higher level of engineering and specification than the factory ever offered.
You may remember that Hosking Industries designed two new company logos and a few other things like business cards and fliers for Central Coast (NSW) business Woods & Woods Motor Co a couple of months ago. If not, you can see the designs HERE. While we were at it, we were also commissioned by Woods & Woods to design the company’s trade displays for this year’s MotorEx in Homebush, Sydney. Check them out below.
The design incorporated the new logos we designed for the company and continued with the Art Deco theme that they were after. The main banner was over two metres high and over three long, while the smaller of the two banners was 2m high and around 800mm wide, designed using Adobe Illustrator and supplied to the printer as high-resolution PDFs. There was no sign of distortion or artifacts even right up close.
If you’ve got a design project coming up, let Hosking Industries provide you with an obligation-free quote. You won’t be disappointed!
A little over a year ago Hosking Industries received a Facebook message from someone asking to use an image we took as the basis for an illustration. Right off the bat we dug the idea, simply because the person had taken the time to actually ask. That person was Narelle Vella and the work she created, based on one of our images of Evolution Custom Ind‘s WL Harley Davidson is outstanding.
We’ve given Narelle the go ahead to draw from any of our images that she likes, so hopefully we’ll have more examples of her great work to show you here in the future. If you’d like work done using your own bike, get in touch with Narelle HERE.
This is the twelfth in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 178 of Street Commodores:
Shooting Stuff (Written October 25, 2010)
Adding a new feature to my professional cap, one car at a time and some tips for you guys playing at home.
So I started shooting feature cars recently. I’d been providing many of our regular shooters with detailed information and feedback on shooting cars for print for years beforehand; however I’d never gotten behind the lens myself to complete a full photoshoot for the magazine.
Sure, I’d shot more technical features and car shows, cruises and events than I care to remember and I’d been taking photos for my own artistic entertainment since I moved to Sydney in 1999. However, actually getting behind the lens to shoot cars myself proved a pretty big step for me emotionally. I was actually pretty nervous before completing my first shoot.
Fane Harman’s Datsun 260Z is a rare and unusual machine. Originally bought for just $200, Fane has plunged $65,000 and nine girlfriends into the car over many years. The result is a 570hp, turbo 3.2L VG30DET V6 that runs 12sec quarters and catches the eye like few others. Be sure to get the full story in issue 191 of Zoom magazine, out now.
CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download six FREE desktop wallpaper images of Fane’s Datto convertible! Photo fans will find our EXIF data on each image as well as our lighting information on the detail shots (sorry strobist fans, the exteriors were shot with natural light this time). Enjoy!
Issue five of InFocus Australasia is out now and includes interviews with music industry legend Tony Mott and architectural wunderkind Ian Carlson, tutorials on taking control of your exposures and using flash, as well as an in-depth look at getting more professional results from your video projects. There’s also plenty of new camera and accessory information as well as this month’s cover story where we investigate the state of film in 2013.
If that weren’t enough, we look at Lightroom 4’s Slideshow module, showcase some of the 2013 AIPP Epson NSW competition winners and give you the chance to win yourself a Wacom tablet valued at $399. What are you waiting for? Download it now HERE!
Not news exactly, but we thought we’d share our new business card designs with you. Since we haven’t updated the design in almost two years, it seemed high time to give things a freshen up. We’ve got two different designs this time: one that’s motoring specific and another that’s more general in focus.
Contact Hosking Industries today for an obligation-free quote on your next design project. Nothing is too big, or too small!