That’s not something that happens every day! A quick check of our stats page on Flickr had us smiling when we realised we’d hit 1,000,000 image views. Happy Mondays to us and thanks for checking out our images, downloading our free wallpapers and making use of our hundreds of high-resolution textures and stock photos. Keep it coming!
Archive for September, 2013
This is the 17th 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 183 of Street Commodores:
The Little Things (Written March 6, 2011)
Don’t wear blinkers when it comes to choosing which car shows to attend – the small shows have plenty to offer, too!
At the peak of the Aussie show season between late December and mid’ year, it’s easy to get caught up in the hubbub that surrounds many of the larger car shows that litter the calendar. Summernats, Supernats, Springnats, Revfest, Powercruise… there are plenty of big name events at which you can get fleeced by the salmonella food stands and get lobster-spec’ sunburnt.
They might be the all-singing, all-dancing of the car event world, but it’s important to remember the little shows that fill up each and every weekend during the warmer months. There’s a myriad different shows that fill up those magical two days a week between the drudgery of work and many of them have plenty to offer the die-hard car fanatic.
Sometimes you get a surprise when you walk into the newsagency. Last week we noticed a recent special edition magazine from the guys at Live to Ride called ‘Old School Rides’. Low and behold, there was our portrait of Paul McKinnon from Evolution Custom Ind alongside his wicked WL Harley Davidson, originally published in Wild Aussie Choppers magazine in 2012. There are actually three of our previous feature bike photo shoots and feature stories inside, including Stefan’s retro-cool Triumph and Nathan’s Slovel Head sporty. Nice!
Click on the images to check out the original photo shoots and download yourself some FREE desktop wallpapers!
We had the pleasure of getting up close and personal with Shawn Muscat’s incredible MotorEx-winning 1934 Ford phantom Vicky tourer when we photographed it for the front cover of the latest issue of Cruzin magazine, which is on sale now. The car is killer from top to bottom, inside and out – and boasts more detail than most cars you’re likely to ever see.
CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the Ford! Photography fans will find our EXIF data on each image as well as our lighting information on the detail shots (the main exteriors were shot using only natural lighting). Enjoy!
We’re very pleased to let you all know about a new Performance Garage ‘Best Of’ that’s on newsstands right now, featuring our photo shoot with Jessica Pridham on the front cover. Peek inside and you’ll also find our photo shoots on The Chop Shop, Ziggy’s Hot Rods and Lowe Fabrications as well! Go get it!
Issue six of InFocus Australasia is out now and includes interviews with world-renowned wedding shooter Rocco Ancora and digital artist Gee Greenslade, tutorials on retouching portraits in Photoshop and shooting landscapes, as well as an in-depth look at creating professional-looking DVDs from your video projects. There’s also plenty of new camera and accessory information as well as this month’s cover story where we look at the world of mobile phone photography.
If that weren’t enough, we look at Lightroom 4’s Print module, showcase some of the 2013 AIPP Epson QLD 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!
Hosking Industries had the pleasure of doing the photo shoot and writing the cover story on Shawn’s incredible, MotorEx-winning Ford phantom Vicky tourer for the cover of the new issue of Cruzin magazine which goes on sale this week. You can be sure we’ll bring you some free wallpapers of the car soon. Be sure to grab yourself a copy!
This is the 16th 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 182 of Street Commodores:
Don’t Be a Tool (Written February 1, 2011)
How do you expect to receive fair treatment when you play the fool?
I was driving out to Katoomba recently for the second annual Lady Luck Festival. Situated a kilometre up in the air atop the Blue Mountains in NSW, it was a wonderful place to cruise to on a warm Saturday morning. However the first part of my trip was both disappointingly annoying and confounding all at once.
Not more than five kays from my front door I noticed a VR or VS sedan up ahead with clear tail lights and stockies on the back. Right away I knew the guy would be up to no good – that combination always spells disaster. Sure enough, at the next set of lights he stood on the throttle and lit up his driver’s side rear cheese cutter.
Issue 130 of Heavy Duty magazine in on sale now and includes our photo shoot and feature story on Brent’s wicked Harley Davidson bagger motorcycle. Built from a brand new Road King, the sinister black sled features a mammoth 26in front wheel and a tonne of custom fibreglass and GRP bodywork to get the swoopy, tail dragging look.
CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails below to view and download six FREE desktop wallpaper images of the bike! Photo fans will find our EXIF data on each image as well as our lighting information on the detail shots. Enjoy!
This is the 15th 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 181 of Street Commodores:
A Year On (Written December 14, 2010)
12 months since leaving the big chair and things are going well all over.
Wow, how time flies! I made the decision to vacate the editor’s chair of Street Commodores almost a year ago to the day (that this issue hits the newsstands). At the time it felt like my life was ending, but I walked into the January sunshine outside the Street Commodores offices as full of hope and optimism as I could muster. It was a huge decision and one that could have had pretty dire consequences for the mortgage repayments had things gone south after I left.
As it turned out, my fresh start – my new vocational beginning – was everything I’d hoped it would turn out to be and more. Without stopping for air, I launched head first into creating my own business and started pumping the work out as fast and as well as I could for Street Commodores and for its various sister magazine titles.