Long Time car show and motorsports photographer Clinton Lum Does Both Cars and Models in Perfect CombinationPhotographer Name: Clinton Lum
Most Active State / City: Los Angeles, CA
Web Site: www.lumdigital.com
Publications / Resume:DUB Magazine (event coverage for DUB Shows and SEMA), Hot Import Nights (Event photographer for HIN @ L.A./Vegas 2007-2009)
(Editor's note: Clinton has been a sage contributor to the magazine for many years. We highly appreciate his works and deep knowledge of the fields and industries.)
Decades. LOL. Really, I have been a photographer for the high school newspaper when I first started. It then progressed to learning and developing black and white photographs when I was in college. I jumped into the import car scene around 2004 and I haven’t looked back.
What are the choice of your gears:
Canon 7D with a Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 VC. If I am shooting drifting, then the 70-200 f/2.8 IS comes out to shoot the action shots.
Most challenging shoot you have done:
Formula Drift in Vegas. When temps are 110 and you need to shoot an outside event, life is not easy. Add some wind gusts and sand and the conditions get miserable very fast.
Most rewarding shoot you have done:
That’s a funny one. Even though shooting drifting in Vegas is a chore, I did manage to get a shot of Ryan Tuerck’s “bunny hop” as he was following Katsuhiro Ueo in a run. That one shot was used by Formula Drift in their full page ads which were published in many of the top import/auto magazines.
One advice you would give to a newbie:
Just shoot. You will never get better if you don’t get out there and take pictures. Invest in good glass. You will find out that you will outgrow your camera bodies, but good, sharp lenses will carry on from year to year.