Car Rigs

A rig is a tool often used in automotive photography that attaches to the car or vehicle, enabling a photographic motion shot to be taken by the camera on the end of the rig. The results of using a rig are fantastic, allowing the camera to move at the exact same pace as the car gives a high speed motion blurring to the background and wheels whilst keeping the bodywork in crisp focus.

Rigs are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, from professionally built units that bolt directly to the chassis to DIY constructions using large vacuum cups, aluminium poles and specialist camera mounts. The shots taken on rigs are usually at slow driving pace with a long shutter speed, allowing for the blurring action of the background and moving parts.