As photographers, we’re constantly fighting against (or with) varying light sources. The sun, the moon, street lighting and fluorescent car park lights. We must learn how to work best with them and against them when the time comes. Of course you always have the option of taking matters into your own hands…

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Off-camera lighting has never been cheaper and information about varying techniques is easily accessed and widespread. You don’t even need anything more than a camera and any sort of light-emitting device.

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Whether you’re working with multiple studio flash heads or the light on the back of your phone, your only limitation is your imagination.

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If you want to take part in this theme, you’ll need to do the following:

  • E-mail your submissions to iamthespeedhunter@speedhunters.com with the exact subject line of  ‘The Flash Theme’.
  • Tell us your name, location and a little bit about the photograph.
  • Attach the image directly to the email but ensure the image is no larger than 2000px on the longest side and a minimum of 1920PX.
  • Make sure the image is free of any distracting watermarks. Don’t worry, we will make sure you are properly credited.
  • Closing date for submissions is December 13th 2013.

Please note that all submissions are now in high resolution.

Safe shooting.

Paddy McGrath
Twitter: @PaddyMcGrathSH
Instagram: speedhunters_paddy



We created #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER to allow you the opportunity to share your skills and car culture experiences from around the globe with the rest of the Speedhunters audience.

How do you get involved? It’s simple…

Flickr - Join our #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Flickr Group and share your favourite photos with us and others.
Instagram – Follow us on Instagram at @TheSpeedhunters and tag your own car culture images with #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER
Twitter – Follow us on Twitter at @SPEEDHUNTERS and share your tweets with the #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER hashtag.
Tumblr – Visit our Tumblr page to view the latest #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER tagged images.
E-Mail – If you’ve been to a cool event and captured some amazing images, be sure to e-mail them to us on iamthespeedhunter@speedhunters.com and tell us a little bit about the event. The images need to be a minimum of 1920×1280 pixels.

Have you submitted already but not yet been featured? Here are some tips to help you…

DO – Tell us your name!
 – Submit your best work, regardless of when it was taken

DO – Take your time shooting and consider each detail
DO – Try to submit each image no smaller than 1920PX wide
DON’T – Put a huge watermark on it. We’ll make sure you’re credited
DON’T – Send us huge image files that kill our e-mail system
DON’T – Send us scary ZIP or RAR files. We won’t open them



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Ohhh! I got one good one ill send in but this gave me a load of motivation to go experiment


Man I love your bmw aha!


Hayden Evans Awesome, have fun with it!


bradjh Haha, thanks Brad. It seems to be the only car around when I want to try something new :)


Most of my static work is with flash, so this will be one for me to trawl through and choose my favourite for!


MatthewDear Looking forward to your submissions Matthew!


PaddyMcGrath MatthewDear more than one? Not sure if that makes my job easier or harder haha


Did the picture have to be taken within a certain date?


AlexBeatty No, it just needs to be submitted before the 13th.


Hmmm...Think i may give this one a go, good excuse to get some practice with flash/lighting.


He saved every one of us...


PaddyMcGrath bradjh It's nice but it still needs those Rucci wheels... ;)


THE thing I need to work on! Is it okay if it's not a car but maybe some parts in a studio? I presume it is right? Yes, I just answered my own question.


I have a lot to learn in this topic! Looking forward to see the best of the best from the readers! :)


RensAdams You did indeed ;)