Posts Tagged ‘professional photography’

Winning: Four Silver Awards at 2014 AIPP NSW State Competition


02 Jun

The 2014 AIPP Epson NSW Professional Photography Competition took place a couple of weeks ago in The Rocks, Sydney. Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking entered six of his automotive images into the Commercial category of the competition – the first time he’s ever entered a photo competition. In the audience to watch the judging process, he watched as four of his six entered images were scored 80 or higher to receive Silver Awards (70-79 points equates to ‘professional standard’, 80-84 = Silver, 85-89 = Silver with Distinction etc). The other two images were in the high 70s.

This was enough to place Ben as one of two finalists in the Commercial Professional Photography category! He’ll now be entering the four Silver award images into the 2014 APPAs (Australian Professional Photography Awards) to see how they go on the national stage. Below are the four winning images. Click on them to see larger versions and download FREE wallpapers.

2014 AIPP NSW Silver Award Winner     2014 AIPP NSW Silver Award Winner

2014 AIPP NSW Silver Award Winner     2014 AIPP NSW Silver Award Winner

Feature Car: Leo Leonidas’ HDT VN Lexcen ‘RARE’


02 Nov

Upon first glance you’d be forgiven for thinking this was an HDT Aero based on the usual Holden VN Commodore. However, you’d be wrong. This is Leo Leonidas’ HDT Aero, based upon a Toyota Lexcen and running a V6 instead of the usual injected 5L V8.

Young Leo found this car sitting at a wrecking yard, dumped by the original and sole owner after doing around 300,000kms. As it turned out, the car was a totally legit specimen – one of only four ever built for a Toyota dealership in the 1990s. You can read all about the incredible story of the car and Leo’s almost single-handed restoration in issue 189 of Street Commodores, on sale this week.

This shoot was actually our first ever commissioned car photo shoot, performed in 2010. We’re pretty proud of how it came out, considering we’d only done one short test shoot with the flash gear a few days prior. We hope you like what you see and remember that you can download FREE desktop wallpaper versions of the six images from our Flickr page by CLICKING HERE or on the thumbs below.

Leo Leonidas' HDT Aero Lexcen

Leo Leonidas' HDT Aero Lexcen     Leo Leonidas' HDT Aero Lexcen

Feature Car: RAT065 Valiant Ute for Aussie Brutes Magazine


11 Feb

Be sure to check issue 29 of Aussie Brutes magazine for our photoshoot and feature story on Kyle Smith’s white Valiant ute, RAT065. A cool retro V8-powered machine, Kyle’s ute was shot in the workshop of Evolution Motorsports in Brookvale NSW, Australia.

We lit the ute with three Canon Speedlite flashes and merged the background in separately, having lit it separately with the same flashes.

If you’d like to buy a print of this vehicle, send us an email! Additionally, if you’d like to give your pride and joy a professional photoshoot like this, Hosking Industries offer package deals in the greater Sydney and Newcastle areas at reasonable rates.

CLICK HERE or on the images to download FREE desktop wallpaper-size version of the photos for your PC or Mac.

Download desktop wallpaper of RAT065

Download desktop wallpaper image of RAT065