Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017 Year In Review

2017 brought a lot of new things and opportunities. I was honored to be published in Motor Magazine, featured in advertising for Koni Suspension, continued to do work for Flyin' Miata and learned a lot on personal shoots. Here are some of my favorite images from 2017. I can't wait to see what 2018 brings - More features, more publications, more work and more cars! Thanks to everyone for all the support!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

FMSC 2017

I was honored to be the official photographer for Flyin' Miata's 2017 Summer Camp Event. This year's package includes over 800 photos from all the events I could attend. Photos include: Wednesday's Pizza gathering, Thursday's track day, Sonic Night, Friday's track day, Monument drive, Saturday's open house, the annual banquet, and a few shots from the Sunday drive up the Mesa. 

Digital photo packages are sold at a very reasonable price exclusively through Flyin' Miata. Call (970) 464-5600 to place your order today! 


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ford GT Feature

When the amazing and talented Christian Moe found out I was experimenting with making a toy Ford GT look real with nothing but my iPhone and a few stock photos, he was very interested in seeing the finished product. He liked them so much he wrote a feature of the photos with some very kind words! 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Keith Tanner's Classic Austin mini

Keith Tanner knows his cars. Keith works at premier tuner Flyin' Miata and has his own small collection of Frankenstein monsters sitting in his garage at home. Besides the obvious Miata's in his possession, he also has a BMW M5, a customized V8 MGB-GT, a classic Land Rover and his classic Mini, just to name a few. Keith's owned the Austin for about 13 years, but this Mini is not your run-of-the-mill classic. This right-hand-drive 1986 base version was bought and modified with nothing but fun in mind. Featuring a built 1293cc racing engine and tiny 4-piston calipers, the peppy little rocket will make you completely forget that you aren't going as fast as you feel like you are.  And that's entirely the point. The car feels fast. Its light, responsive, and once you get used to the shifter being on the wrong side, its a complete blast to drive! 

I recently had the pleasure of getting  a few pics of Keith's Mini. Click the link below to view the gallery!

 Keith's Mini Gallery


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Motor Magazine Australia Feature

A few months ago I had the pleasure of documenting esteemed racing driver and journalist Brian Makse as he reviewed the Flyin' Miata V8 ND Miata. I spent the day with Brian and Keith Tanner from FM as they put the car through it's paces at the track and roads of Western Colorado. Brian's article and my photos were featured in the June issue of Motor Magazine in Australia. 

If you'd like to see the complete article and of course, more of my pics, follow the link:


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

New TIP Promo Video!

Trying new things and experimenting is an important part of growing as a photographer. I decided to try something different this week and put some photos together into a short promo video. If the embedded video above doesn't work, you can watch it on my instagram page here:
Instagram Video Link


All photos are © Copyright Travis Ingram. 
No part of this video can be reproduced without permission. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Selling your car? Make sure you have good photos!

Better Photos Make a Difference
When selling anything online it's important to create a good listing to grab people's attention and inform them about exactly what they are buying. This is especially true when selling a used car.  Used cars are usually not perfect, and a good photo can help to show off the good qualities and the potential of the car.

Clean Everything - Show Everything
When preparing your car for sale, it's important to make sure the car is clean.  A dirty car will not only look bad in photos, it will look ill-maintained and usually portray the car as much worse than it is. Once that is taken care of, take pictures of everything - good and bad. Ads with good quality photos are statistically shown to sell faster and for more money.  A wide variety of photos showing the cars good points, and flaws, will help to build trust with your potential buyers. Show a wide assortment of exterior angles, interior shots, details and unique points on the vehicle.  Don't forget the odometer and under hood shots!

Be Honest!
Most used cars will have a few flaws and issues.  To get top dollar for your car, try to get any mechanical issues or damage repaired before listing your vehicle.  If you can't fix something, be sure that you are up-front about the issues in your listing. Whenever possible, try to show the true nature of the car in photos, including any flaws. I always try to be careful to ensure the car's imperfections show through when taking photos for an auction or classified listing. You can have a professional, well edited photo and still be honest about what the buyer is getting.

Before and After
Here is a great example of how photography can help a car sell.  These photos were for a listing of a high-mileage 2001 Volkswagen Jetta. The car was far from perfect, but wasn't in bad shape for the age and mileage.  Using the original cell phone photos, this car was listed for about 2 weeks with no responses.  Once the new photos were posted, ad response increased and the car sold within 5 days.

Here are 4 examples of the cell phone photos used in the original For Sale listing. Even tho the car has been detailed, it's very hard to see the condition of the paint, or many of the details about the exterior of the car. The black interior looks washed out, damaged and gray due to poor lighting.

The following four shots were taken with a DSLR camera under better lighting conditions from the updated listing.  These shots show off the condition of the interior and let the paint shine while letting the car be the photograph's focus on a simple, dramatic background. You can still see the flaws in the seats and none of the scratches or imperfections were touched in the editing process. 

Don't Be Afraid of Hiring a Professional
The small investment from a detail shop and professional photographer can greatly increase the effectiveness of your ad. Travis Ingram Photography offers competitive, professional automotive photography packages to help take the pain out of selling your car, or as gifts for the gear-head in your life. From exotics to daily-drivers, we'll capture the image you need to show off your ride. Please contact us to get more information about what we can do for you!


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