Nigel Harniman Shoots Iconic Cars for The Gadget Show and Goodwood Motor Festival

July 14, 2015

By Barbara Goldman

© Nigel Harniman

AC Cobra photographed for show, comparing high-tech cars with high tech cameras used to photograph them

London-based automotive advertising photographer Nigel Harniman has been a busy man with road work. He appears on The Gadget Show, a weekly Channel 5 program in the UK that reviews and oes comparisons of all the latest technological products and gizmos. Harniman and friend compared the merits of two standard entry-level cameras and appropriate lenses, using the mirrorless Sony A6000 and the Nikon D5500 DSLR and then put them through their paces for a rig shot, to low level light, tracking and portraits with the AC Cobra and a Porsche 911 2.7 replica. Harniman filmed iin the beautiful Worcestershire countryside at Shelsley Walsh , the oldest Hill Climb in the UK, shooting these classic cars on abrisk spin with the two cameras for comparison. Find out more about The Gadget show experiment on Harniman’s blog and you catch the results from the Gadget episode here .

Harniman goes behind the scenes to photograph the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience, where he was asked to shoot a range of stills and aerial drone video at thhe legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit. Celebrities gather at this festival,one of the highlights of the motoring-calendar year in the UK. He photographed some of the top-performing BMWs, from the slick i8 series to the M series to off-road with the X5. He captured great angles of these super performing automobiles and no mud splatter. See the video here for the BMW Goodwood shoot.

© Nigel Harniman/ BMW at the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

From these campaigns, you can see Harniman is shooting more video these days, including Slo-Mo iPhone video and aerial drone footage in addition to his still work. He had an incredible response on social media to a short clip he shot shooting stills for First4Lawyers and the Big Dog team, with four million views and 40, 000 shares on Facebook alone. The video shows pretty much the worst start to anyone’s day. Enjoy Harniman’s Slo-Mo iPhone 6 video that went viral here.

Nigel Harniman/ Still from Harniman’s iPhone 6 video.