Automotive Photography

Our 2000 sq. ft drive-in photographic studio is purpose-built for automotive photography. The photo studio incorporates a 38ft wide infinity cove and will safely and comfortably accommodate most vehicles including people carriers, minibuses, car trailers and Formula 1 Grand Prix cars.

The in-house photography team at MicroGraphix have been entrusted to create imagery for national and global automotive brands such as Triumph, Suzuki, Volvo, MG, Arden and more. Our portfolio includes car manufacturers, motorcycle manufacturers, national car magazines, and motorsport teams. Over decades we have nurtured the expertise and invested in the equipment to produce the highest standard of automotive photography at an attainable cost.

Motorcycle Photography

Over the last six years we have been commissioned to photograph a whole range of products for Triumph Motorcycles including their new motorcycles, clothing and accessory ranges, and a series of location lifestyle photo shoots. Our latest project for Triumph Motorcycles involved shooting the bikes in the MicroGraphix studios and compositing them into locations around the world. Since 2006, we have worked with Suzuki Motorcycles on lifestyle and product photography both on location and in our studio.

Car photography

Our passion for, and specialism in automotive photography has led us to photograph cars for well-known manufacturers, magazines and motorsport teams. We recently created the campaign imagery for the MG GS SUV, used on the MG website and in advertising. Our drive-in photography studio is perfect for car photography, with the space and equipment to produce high resolution, expertly lit images. We are also able take our studio equipment out on location, most recently photographing a Williams FW-07 car in an aircraft hanger.

Based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, our photography studios are ideally located and easily accessible from the South East of England. The approach to the studio can accommodate an articulated lorry and the roller shutter doors allow for large vehicle to drive directly into the infinity cove. If you would like to visit the studio or discuss your next automotive photography project, please call us on 01869 250806.

Automotive Photography Projects:

Cropredy Bridge Studio Car Photography

Studio car photography for the largest and most prominent Jensen specialist in the world, Cropredy Bridge Cars.

The Interceptor CB is a zero miles remake of the iconic Jensen Interceptor rebuilt to 21st century standards.  Each shot is produced from multiple captures to ensure all areas are correctly lit and balanced.  Lowlights were also added to define the contours and introduce contrast to the image to enhance the gloss of the paintwork.

Kingsley Range Rover Classic Studio Car photography

Studio car photography for Range Rover Classic specialists Kingsley Cars

Created for Kingsley, one of the World’s leading Range Rover Classic specialists, these shots communicate the amazing restoration work they undertake. The vehicles were delivered to our drive-in photography studio, where we proceeded to photograph the interior, exterior and custom parts that encompass a Kingsley restoration.

Our in-house automotive photographers created a catalogue of consistent and high quality images for use on the new website and marketing materials.

Spire GTR car studio photography

Studio car photography for a private client, this stunning Spire GTR was two years in the making.

The car was shot in our studio and combined with the black background and chequered road.

MG GS/ZS SUV studio car photography

MG chooses Micrographix for All-Important New SUV Photography

MG Cars’ renaissance continues to gather pace with the launch of a new SUV, the MG GS, which takes its place in the line-up alongside the MG3 supermini and MG6 fastback. And for the press and marketing photography of this all-important new model, MG Cars chose Micrographix in Bicester.

Although the original Morris Garages started in Oxford in 1924, the present-day company is based in Birmingham, where a team of 300 engineers develops the initial concepts for all MG vehicles. The styling team, led by Tony Williams-Kenny, has created a contemporary, stylish and sporty SUV. Its lines and interior detailing were captured at the Micrographix studio in Bicester by senior photographer Chris Coggins, a Micrographix director.

The versatility of Micrographix’ infinity cove, lighting rig and large inventory of photographic equipment enabled Chris to achieve the precise modelling effect with light he and the client sought, highlighting the clean lines and sculptural surfaces of the new MG GS.

Triumph motorcycle studio photography

Studio photography and composite image manipulation for Triumph Motorcycles accessories division.

As part of a wider shoot for the accessories division of Triumph Motorcycles (individual photographs of over 300 parts), MicroGraphix were commissioned to photograph the new Bonneville range of bikes including the ‘Thruxton’ dressed in their latest accessory range.

The concrete wall background was specially constructed to be used for a number of projects and supplied to us to add the bike into. The bike was shot in our studios to match the background and then comped together with it. Careful calculation of vanishing points as well as green screen techniques to create transparent fairing screens were used to ensure the bike was at one with its background.

The Bonneville Thruxton returns the legendary café racer to its performance roots, from the power, delivered by its 1200cc ‘Thruxton spec’ engine, to the handling, agility and capability to match its beautifully imposing and authentic Thruxton styling.

1962 Triumph Herald classic car studio photography

A very interesting car photography project. This must be one of the world’s most travelled Triumph Herald Coupé.

This 1962 Triumph Herald 1200 Coupe was bought new by Ben’s godmother. She owned it for about 20 years. Ben was interested in cars from an early age, and she decided that she’d give it to Ben for his 17th birthday.

Unfortunately, she lost her sight when he was 7, and thought that keeping the car for ten years was impractical so she sold it. She later told Ben that she regretted that. She the sadly died in 2001.

Ben started looking for the car in 2004, and found it – still owned by the guy who bought it from his Godmother. Better still, that guy was John Kipping, of John Kipping Triumph Spares, and one of the world’s leading authorities on Triumph cars. The bad news was that he’d emigrated to New Zealand and taken the car with him. Ben persuaded John to part with the car. It landed back in the UK in 2006, and sat for a few years. It was finally fully restored at Canley Classics (who had done a partial resto in the late 1980s), it’s currently being shipped to the USA, (April 2017) where Ben lives with his family in Upstate New York.

Porsche 911 Turbo car studio photography

Shot for a private client, this very original narrow body car was in lovley condition.

MicroGraphix offers a range of automotive photographic packages for private clients, they can also be purchased as gift vouchers which make the perfect gift for the classic or cherished car or motorcycle owner.

Follow the link to visit our dedicated automotive images site for more information: autoimages.co.uk

Nissan R33 Spec 2 GTS-25t Skyline car studio photography

Karl Donovan’s 1997 Nissan Skyline Coupe GTS-25t 2 door coupe is the rear wheel drive version of Nissan’s R33 range of cars. Power is supplied by a double overhead camshaft, 2.5 litre turbocharged 6 cylinder engine.

Modifications Include: RB25DET 2.5 L twin cam straight six, HKS powerflow induction, Z32 AFM, HKS 2835 Pro S turbo charger, Tomei PonCams camshafts, Nismo fuel pressure regulator, Nismo 555cc injectors, HKS SSQV III blow off valve, Apexi Power FC ECU plus hand commander, Walbro uprated high flow fuel pump, Gizzmo MS-IBS boost controller, HKS front mount intercooler, Custom stainless down pipe, Japspeed 80mm stainless exhaust system, Japspeed silenced decat, Polished and chromed inlet, crossover, rocker covers (plus brackets etc.).

Polished and powder coated black lower inlet manifold, Aeroquip braided lines and fittings, Black silicone pipe work, custom cool air feed, Stainless heat shield, air deflector, relay covers, coil pack cover, bottle covers. Nismo oil and rad caps. This is all coupled to a new reconditioned gear box and Exedy organic clutch.

Power: 362.4 BHP at the rear wheels

Karl’s Blog: Click here to visit Karl’s blog.

Williams FW-07 car location photography

Painstakingly restored Williams FW-07 car photographed on location inside a bomber hanger in Bicester, Oxfordshire.

In 2013 the car underwent a complete ground up restoration by John Cadd of JC Historics. To celebrate the completion of the restoration MicroGraphix were selected to photograph this magnificent vehicle.

We chose to photograph the car in a unique location, a disused bomber hanger in former RAF base Bicester Heritage. The combination of this unique space and expert photographic execution created dramatic and unique images that the client was thrilled with.

Harley Davidson ZXR 1200 motorcycle studio photography

Suzuki GSXR motorcycle clothing location photography

Ginetta G4 car studio photography

First shown in January 1961 at the Racing Car Show. The G4 was first designed to use the Coventry Climax 750cc engine as used by Lotus to win the index of performance at the Le Mans 24 hour race sometime in the late 50’s, however Coventry Climax never produced the 750 commercially.

About that time Ford introduced the 997cc 105E Anglia, with its large bore, short stroke, hollow cast lightweight crank, OHV with individual ports seemed heaven sent. As fitted in the Anglia it produced 39 HP, quite a bit less than the 50/60 HP the 750 cc, aluminium Climax engine was likely to produce in the road trim. However the fledgling Cosworth company and also Ted Martin soon got to grips with the 105E engine for formula Junior and F3, 85 HP, from a 1.0 litre race engine was the result.

Start Your Automotive Photography Project

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