It’s time to introduce to you another super skilled camera man, this time in the shape of Mishari Al-Reshaid, from Kuwait. Mishari is a super affable and easy going guy, with a killer eye for a great shot. As you will see!

Take it away Mr. ‘I got into photography when I got my first Digital SLR in the summer of 2007. It was an entry level Canon 400D with 10 megapixels. At first I took pictures of anything and everything, then slowly turned my lens towards cars’.

‘I have been in love with Automotive from a young age and I always liked getting car magazines, looking at the latest sports cars and newest designs, so it made some sense that I would be really into taking pictures of cars.’

‘I started with taking photos of my previous car (2005 Infiniti G35) and then my friends/cousins cars, until I was able to take photos of really beautiful exotic super cars. Now I use a Canon 5D Mark II exclusively for it’s high quality reliable 21 megapixel full frame sensor which is more than enough for this kind of work.’

‘I also use a variety of Canon L lenses like the 70-200 F2.8L IS, 16-35 F2.8L and 24-105 F4L. Working as an Art Teacher makes it difficult to be able to shoot cars during the week so most of my shoots are done on weekends. ‘

‘At some point I felt like there was something missing when I was out shooting cars, then I realized that it was motion shots, there are two different ways of taking motion shots for cars, there are tracking shots ( done from car to car ) and there are Rig shots, which use a specifically and usually custom made set up to attach the camera to the car, It pretty much goes without saying that this is always one of my favorite parts during a shoot.’

‘There are of course photographers that inspire me in this field ( Webb Bland, Easton Chang,¬† Lee Brimble, Dean Smith, William Stern…) to name a few, I would like to be a Professional Automotive photographer one day and shoot for big brand names like Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz or Nissan, who knows what the future might bring, but let’s hope for a Lamborghini Aventador!’

Keep an eye out for recent work from Mishari on this website and from what we understand, the next issue of EVO Middle East magazine.

Check out the full gallery HERE

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