Photographing cars is not exactly related to Street Photography, but at least they drive on streets and are integral part of our daily life. Last weekend I had the chance to attend a workshop with Olympus Visionary Thomas Adorff in the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, a perk that came with my purchase of an Olympus PEN-F earlier in the year.
So last Saturday I drove over to Stuttgart (90 minute drive from Nuremberg) and met Thomas Adorff and a bunch of Olympus enthusiasts for a day in the Porsche Museum. More about the event and more photos after the jump.In terms of equipment I took the PEN-F plus a few primes to the workshop (my mZuikos 12mm f/2.0 | 17mm f/1.8 | 45mm f/1.8 | 75mm f/1.8 plus my Walimex Pro 7,5mm f/3.5 fish eye), all easily packed in my Thinktank Perception 15 backpack.
I started out with the 12mm, but as we had plenty of time to take pictures in the Museum I ended up using all lenses more or less evenly. What I absolutely enjoyed was changing up the lenses as I needed them. Deliberately looking forward to working my primes I did not miss my zoom lenses at all.
The day started out with a one hour tour through the Museum during which we learned a lot about the history of the Porsche company and the history of the more than 80 cars on display, many of them historic prototypes and race cars that have won for example the legendary 24 hour race in Le Mans.
Here you can see a glimpse of our Tour Guide and the group 😉
After the tour we were invited to a great lunch in the “Boxenstop” Restaurant. Besides enjoying excellent food it was a great chance for some interesting photography talk with Thomas Adorff and fellow Olympians.
After lunch the workshop part of the day started, with the opportunity to roam around the museum and hunt for interesting perspectives, all while getting some valuable tips from Thomas.
Many workshop participants used the opportunity to test some lenses provided by the Olympus team. I was happy with my range of primes and put them to work hunting for interesting motives for the different focal lengths.
The great thing about the Porsche Museum is that you can really approach the cars, they are not behind glass or other barriers, despite their historic value. That provides for some great photo opportunities.
Thanks to Thomas Adorff and Olympus it was a great day of photography, and I can only highly recommend a visit to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart.