Some Commercial Photography, Truck Photographer

Another string to my bow as a professional photographer is the commercial photography that I do.

One of the jobs I do regularly as a commercial photographer is photographing trucks. Being a professional truck photographer presents it’s own special set of challenges and rewards. Depending on the client, I can sometimes have the relaxed pleasure of doing a location shoot with a truck that can be moved at will, however, almost all the time I cannot take a truck out of service for a photoshoot. When I can’t take the truck out of service I normally know which trucks are my targets, I have a series of locations in mind and I have access to their GPS tracking system.

Then it’s a matter of logistics and luck to get the right truck in the right place at the right time with the right weather and lighting. It can take me hours (or occasionally days) to travel to a location, set up and wait. I often then have mere fractions of seconds to photograph the truck as it passes by at 100kmh. It has to be done right first time. There are no do overs. Perfect for a wedding photographer like me as I am used to high pressure photographer with no second chances.

And sometimes I make things easier for myself like the shot below that I took for Mills Transport. In this case I was able to work quite slowly. I’d seen the speed bump and new he would have to slow right down to cross it. Perfect and relaxed. I probably had a whole 10 seconds to get the shot.

Truck Photography

And I get to do cool stuff. Occasionally I get to go for a drive in the trucks and when you see me next, ask about the time I stopped morning peak hour traffic in the middle of Sydney.


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