BLOG 2021

This blog will keep you updated of my photography work over the course of the year, it’s updated regularly and shows the diversity of my automotive, commercial and editorial photography work across the UK and Europe. You can also follow me on instagram @jasondoddphotos and twitter @jasondoddphoto

LONDON TO BRIGHTON CAR RUN

10/06/2021

I have been covering the departure for GE Classics classic and modern car run for a number of years now, the departure for 2021 was from the historic Brooklands motor museum, good to return as it has been a long time since I was last here... ...more

CORPORATE PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

09/06/2021

A nice local shoot for once with a photo shoot for Canterbury based accountants Pentins who had asked me to cover a series of photos for there website and social media outlets.. ...more

GOODWOOD CAR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

07/06/2021

Friday was the second off three car photography courses at the historic Goodwood road and racing circuit, nestled in the heart of West Sussex with a mix of wet and overcast weather to proved a challenge on the day with some dramatic images set up for the attending six photographers... ...more

CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

01/06/2021

It has been a really busy week, eight car shoots in 4 days and the bonus was the sunshine was on my side, hoping it continues for a few months now. A mixture of different cars, from a Fiesta hot hatch to a luxurious BMW 7 series limo... ...more

BMW M PERFORMANCE TRACK DAY

24/05/2021

Friday morning and the second visit to Goodwood motor circuit in three days, this time for BMW Car magazine and a feature on the M performance experience that the venue offers... ...more

MORGAN SPORTS CAR TRACK DAY AT GOODWOOD

20/05/2021

Great too be back at Goodwood motor circuit so soon, this time for the Brands Hatch Morgan annual track day, i've covered these now for over ten years and it is a great day, especially when then weather plays ball... ...more

HEADSHOT AND INTERIOR PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

20/05/2021

The last week has been a busy one, post restrictions the corporate headshots have been booked in and also interior photography for east agents and retail outlets... ...more

ICONIC JEWELLERY STORE PHOTOGRAPHY

17/05/2021

The Fitzgerald Jewellery group have a number of stores in east Kent, and the newest addition is the Iconic shop at shopping centre Westwood Cross, based in Broadstairs, Kent... ...more

CLASSIC RANGE ROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

16/05/2021

A few days ago I covered a photo shoot of a 1971 Range Rover Classic for Kent based car dealer, Elms Automotive based in Faversham. In Sahara Dust paintwork this car couldn't have been any more retro, and with a woodlands location we found the perfect backdrop for the shoot... ...more

BMW M CARS MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

13/05/2021

The BMW M3 and M4 have been out for a couple of months now, after the initial controversy over the front grill the journalists have now focused more on what a great drivers car it is and a truly special addition to the M performance heritage, todays shoot was a twin one with the coupe and saloon... ...more

INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

12/05/2021

The beginning of the week started off with some interior photography for The Little Woodshed who had installed a number of hand made units in properties in Canterbury and Ramsgate... ...more

CLASSICAL MUSICIAN PORTRAITS

10/05/2021

At the weekend I set off for a portrait soot with classical concert pianist Dr Samantha Ege at Oxford University, the portraits were to promote her new tour dates and also for her website... ...more

MARKETING SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOGRAPHY

07/05/2021

Canterbury based social media and marketing company, I Do Marketing were todays clients for an informal photo shoot at their offices... ...more

CLASSIC CAR AUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY

06/05/2021

Headcorn Aerodrome was the location for a classic car shoot of a 1967 Rover P5 MK3 coupe for Car and Classic online auctions... ...more

BMW CAR CLUB KENT

04/05/2021

I wouldn't normally publish a blog on a car meet, but as this was the first of the year post lockdown easing for the BMW GB Kent car club and part of my monthly article for BMW Car mag it seems worthy of a plug... ...more

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY IN ESSEX, KENT AND SUSSEX

30/04/2021

Been a very busy end to the month, car photography for a number of magazines and the start of location portrait shoots for colleges and businesses... ...more

CATS COLLEGE EDUCATION PHOTOGRAPHY

28/04/2021

CATS College Canterbury is a coeducational Independent day and boarding school located in Canterbury, England, catering primarily for foreign students. It is owned by the CATS Colleges group. Today photo shoot was for the College's brochure and website marketing... ...more

GOODWOOD CAR PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

24/04/2021

Yesterday was the first of three car photography courses at historic Goodwood road and racing circuit, nestled in the heart of West Sussex with some glorious Spring sunshine it was the perfect start to a series of workshops at this iconic motorsport location... ...more

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

22/04/2021

I thought it was about time I showed some of my commercial work, been a nice start to April with some easing and a real eclectic mix of commercial work across accountants, care homes, education and kitchen interiors... ...more

CLASSIC MINI CAR MAGAZINE SHOOT

21/04/2021

After seeing Conner William's build of his classic Mini on instagram I touched base with him about doing a feature on the car for Mini magazine, the photo shoot took place at the weekend on his 18 month build of this car with a difference from a standard classic... ...more

B ROAD CAFE OPEN WEEKEND

20/04/2021

Mid April, sunshine, blue skies an easing out of lockdown and a VIP opening for the B Road Hunting Cafe and its new home at Bentley Wildfowl situated on the outskirts of Lewes, East Sussex… ...more

BMW X5 4.6 CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

15/04/2021

Last weekend on a cold but dry Spring morning and a local shoot with an owner of a very rare BMW X5, this one sporting a 4.6 litre V8 engine. Country setting with a very handy over flowing river to provide a few action shots of the car in action... ...more

MULGARI MINI CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

14/04/2021

Mulgari have been big in the Mini scene for a few years now and the cars have a following on the Performance Mini scene, but very rarely do you get the chance to shoot two of them together, on this occasion they are owned by Fred and Sally Dyer so being in the same family made it worthy of a twin photo shoot...PERFORMANCE MINI MAG ...more

ROOTS KITCHENS DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

13/04/2021

Roots Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms are based in Boughton, near Canterbury in Kent and have been established since 1998. After a batch of kitchen interiors to photograph I was local today in Canterbury... ...more

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CAMERA COURSE

12/04/2021

Sunday and the first Digital photography workshop I have had the chance to hold this year, a small group of photographers from novices to more seasoned hobbyists came along for the camera course in Canterbury where they would learn new skills and have a refresh over the basics of using a camera and working with a model.. ...more

RGVA VEHICLE GRAPHIC DOMINO'S PIZZA

11/04/2021

Last weekend I headed up to Domino Pizzas UK headquarters to photograph part of their vast fleet for Kent based vehicle graphics company RGVA where they have installed branding on over 100 vehicles for the fast food chain... ...more

DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY

08/04/2021

Over the last twelve months I have been working closely on video projects with MMS-360, a local Kent media company covering the UK. With MMS-360 they also provide aerial photography, aerial surveying, thermal imaging, time lapse 360° virtual tours, live streaming of corporate and social events... ...more

KING'S SCHOOL VENUE PHOTOGRAPHY

06/04/2021

The King's School in Canterbury has several locations that can be used outside of the school calendar, these cover corporate functions, weddings and other special occasions. The photography that took place last week was to provide a set of updated photographs of the Schools stunning venues that can be hired... ...more

JF AUTOMOTIVE YARIS GR CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

03/04/2021

The Yaris GR is the car of the moment, a four wheel drive hot hatch based on the companies WRC rally car and Kent based company JF Automotive now have one in development to produce even more performance and handling upgrades to the car of 2020... ...more

PORSCHE TAYCAN ELECTRIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

31/03/2021

Porsche new Taycan has been out for a short while with customers stepping in to the world of electric with one of the most prestigious sports cars brands out there, a private shoot for a client took place at the weekend and with its satin PPF wrap made the car really stand out... ...more

GOODWOOD TRACK DAY

30/03/2021

The first day of lockdown easing and a rearranged track day that had originally been booked back in November had been set back to yesterday, 16 degrees and glorious sunshine meant perfect driving conditions on the historic motor sport circuit... ...more

VW GOLF GTI CLASSIC CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

26/03/2021

When VW Golf owner got in touch with me to see if i'd be interested in photographing his modified 1979 GTI it was a very quick yes and lets set a date, trouble is the weather and lockdown managed to delay the shoot, until this weekend... ...more

PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

23/03/2021

Product photography today for Canterbury based cleaning company provider Curco, they have literally thousands of products in there range and needed stock images of some products that the manufacturers had supplied with pout photos, plus there Curco branded range as well... ...more

FAST FORD MAGAZINE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

22/03/2021

This months Fast Ford magazine has Danny Tanton's Focus ST on the cover, Rick's shown here is the same colour, metallic electric orange, but is an altogether different car... ...more

KITCHEN INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

18/03/2021

Roots Kitchens Bedrooms and Bathrooms are based in Boughton, near Canterbury in Kent and have been established since 1998. Over the next few weeks I have a number of bespoke kitchens to photograph for the company... ...more

BMW X SERIES SUV PHOTOGRAPHY

17/03/2021

The SUV is the best selling range of cars in the UK, from small compact versions to the full on Rolls Royce Cullinan that’s the size of a bus these cars have become popular in most households, so it’s no surprise that BMW have a versions to cater for everyone’s tastes, so today a twin shoot was set up fro the X5M and X6M... ...more

BMW M3 COMPETITION CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

15/03/2021

BMW have just released the brand new M3 saloon and M4 coupes to the World, I had the opportunity to photograph the car at the weekend and see what it was like behind the wheel, it is pretty sublime and with 510 bhp why wouldn't it be? ...more

GT PORSCHE MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

11/03/2021

A few months ago I photographed a beautifully restored 1987 Porsche 911 for GT Porsche magazine, it is now in the current issue of the magazine with a great article by Dan Bevis... ...more

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

09/03/2021

Starting to get location portrait bookings in the diary, a real mix of accountants, car dealership Directors, financial planners and car owners... ...more

ARTISAN MEMORIALS BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHY

08/03/2021

Photography today for Mark Brooks of Artisan Memorials in Canterbury, the brief was to capture some new images after a photoshoot for the company earlier last year and for some updated content for the clients social media and website... ...more

COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

04/03/2021

This week has been a real mix of commercial photography, from cleaning products to bespoke hand made kitchens, and some outdoor work for Hellyar plastics and DSK environmental... ...more

WATCH PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY

02/03/2021

Recently I have been commissioned to photograph watches for an online auction site and private collectors, cars and watches go so well together and a recent Rolex GMT alongside a Bentley GT seemed a perfect pairing... ...more

CAR DEALER PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING

27/02/2021

Broad Oak Motor Group have a number of franchises in Canterbury, the largest dealership is Canterbury Volkswagen where they have a huge site of used cars. Today I covered some photography tuition with there staff to showcase the used cars they have on site for website use and social media... ...more

BMW TI CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

24/02/2021

Towards the end of 2012 BMW introduced a hot hatchback in to the mix of their model line up, this sported the TI badge which had last been used on the 3 series compact. So it was a case of tracking down a mint 318TI, fortunately a clients family had the perfect one owner example to hand... ...more

I DO MARKETING GUEST BLOG POST

18/02/2021

I have worked with Lydia and her team from I Do Marketing for a number of years now, recently she asked me to do a guest post for her that will be sued across social media palatforms, generally some hints and tips about image content and making the pictures stand out from the norm... ...more

LUXURIOUS MAGAZINE CLIENT FEATURE

17/02/2021

Atelier Petworth recently had a feature in Luxurious magazine, the profile was on the companies business in the world of classic and performance luxury cars... ...more

OFFICE AND HOME ARTWORK

15/02/2021

Last year I put together an online photography shop, selling car prints and greeting cards. I am going to be promoting more of these during the next few months in limited editions... ...more

KELSEY MEDIA CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

12/02/2021

The Winter months are generally quiet with photography work, especially automotive but during the odd sunny days I managed to cover a few car photography shoots locally which will be featured in Kelsey Media groups automotive magazines... ...more

WEBSITE COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

11/02/2021

I am going to do an overhaul of the website during the next couple of weeks and wanted to have a clean up of some gallery images with some new additions... ...more

PERFORMANCE MINI MAGAZINE FEATURES

10/02/2021

The forthcoming issue of Performance Mini magazine has a number of car photography shoots that I covered during Summer and Autumn last year... ...more

HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

09/02/2021

Portrait photography for companies and individuals is always a busy time of the New Year for me, it is a great opportunity to use the new headshots for your social media, marketing and LinkedIn profiles. With the current restrictions it has been a difficult time to cover these, but with social distancing measures in place and using outside spaces I can create a variety of portraits that will go away from the traditional studio style imagery... ...more

BMW E30 CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

08/02/2021

In next months BMW Car magazine they will be running features on the E30 model 3 series, one owner whose cars I photographed recently has a varied selection of all the models in the range... ...more

ONLINE 1-2-1 PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

20/01/2021

Join a Jason for a 1-2-1 online tutorial from the comfort of your own home. Priced at £59 these 2 hour sessions are a great way to learn more about your camera over a cup of coffee... ...more

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY LIBRARY IMAGES

04/02/2021

April 2005 was when I officially became self employed and started Jason Dodd Photography, it all seems a long time ago and I wish I could have been celebrating under better circumstances. Last year I used the down time to update my archives and set up an online print shop of my automotive photography, and also had a chance to categorise my stock image library... ...more

BMW 335D TOURER CAR MAG PHOTOGRAPHY

03/02/2021

A lot of the car photography that I cover is usually fast hot hatchbacks or luxurious sports cars, so when an opportunity to photograph an estate car for BMW Car magazine arose it ticked all the boxes as a good all round daily driver that under its subtle bodywork packed a real punch with its 3 litre diesel engine... ...more

MUSTANG BULLITT PRODUCTION ENDS

02/02/2021

The Bullitt Mustang has now come to an end with the very last one rolling off the production line in the USA this week, it is unlikely the name will be introduced again with the Mach 1 making its way this year and =the demise of the petrol engine over the coming years as the Mach E Mustang electric SUV shapes the future of the brand... ...more

VW GOLF GTI CAR DEALER PHOTOGRAPHY

01/02/2021

Last year in the height of Summer the new MK 8 Golf was introduced and the iconic GTI badge appeared on this new model laden with tech but still retaining the design cues from its history that was introduced back in 1976... ...more

MODIFIED MINI COOPER MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

28/01/2021

Last year I photographed Clark's stunning 2005 Mini Cooper S, it has just recently been published in Performance Mini magazine and is one of the earliest R53 versions I have photographed to date... ...more

MUSTANG OWNERS GROUP MAGAZINE

27/01/2021

I have been covering the photography for Mustang Owners Club magazine for a number of years, this usually covers a variety of owners cars, events and articles that I have covered for companies, with the current lack of meets and shows I wrote an article on my car history which has just been published... ...more

CAR DEALER SHOWROOM PHOTOGRAPHY

27/01/2021

Car dealerships across the UK are still trading, all be it in unusual circumstances as they promote online shopping and the rending click and collect services. Now is a good opportunity to capture exterior and interior photography of the dealerships... ...more

FORD FIESTA ST EDITION CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

26/01/2021

Towards the end of 2020 Ford gave us some good news, a limited edition Fiesta ST, the Edition model picks up where the Performance edition left off, a change of colour and limited to just 300 coming to the UK. In Azura blue with 18” gloss black free flow alloys the ST has never looked meaner and ready for the track, or in todays case some Kent B roads... ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY ART RENTAL PARTNERSHIP

25/01/2021

I have been linked with Ginger White art rental services since 2006, just a year after I started my photography business. They offer a wide range of art for purchase or hire to large corporate clients down to homes who want to rotate artwork on a regular basis... ...more

DE LOREAN MOTOR CAR 40TH BIRTHDAY

22/01/2021

DeLorean produced one of the most iconic cars to ever appear in a film, the DMC-12, a car that appeared in the Back to the Future franchise and allowed Marty McFly to travel back in time. That was back in 1980 when it was introduced, 40 years ago today... ...more

COMMERCIAL AND RETAIL PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPHY

21/01/2021

I am looking to get in touch with property developers and retailers to photograph there premieres, the could be for an update on the companies websites and social media pages or for a new brochure that you might have being produced... ...more

MINI MAGAZINE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

19/01/2021

Over the past twelve months i've been covering car photography for two ends of the scale for one of the most famous cars ever built, the Mini. Mini magazine and Performance Mini cover the classic and modern guises of this iconic car... ...more

BMW 525M SPORT CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOSHOOT

18/01/2021

I have been photographing plenty of BMW's over the last twelve months, some of these are new or classics and in the case of James' 525M Sport just a replay nice example of a car that belies its 130,000 miles on the odometer... ...more

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

17/01/2021

To link with my car photography workshops at Goodwood and Thruxton motor circuits I have just published a date for the beginners Digital Photography workshop on April 11th 2021 in Canterbury, a chance to brush up on your photography skills or put that new camera to the test... ...more

FORD MUSTANG FAST FLEET EDITORIAL

15/01/2021

Been a quite week but had the chance to do some articles for my Fast Fleet section in Fast Ford magazine where my Mustang GT is part of the group, this section is a story over the last months ownership and where the car has been in terms of events, sadly none to report but the car has had some TLC... ...more

FAST FORD MAGAZINE FOCUS PHOTOSHOOT

14/01/2021

Last Summer I photographed a pair of Ford Focus for Fast Ford magazine, friends Neil and Stephen had MK2 and MK3 editions which were far from standard... ...more

BMW 735i CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

13/01/2021

BMW have always produced luxury cars, no more so than the 7 series range which in terms of value and quality this twenty year old 735 sums up perfectly, 3.5 litre V8 and comfort for the driver and passengers is one of the best bargains money can buy... ...more

MINI COOPER SPORT 5 CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

12/01/2021

This stunning Mini Cooper Sport 5 was photographed late last year for Mini magazine, a very rare car and owned by Gary Pearson it's finish in Anthracite grey metallic set off nicely against the Chatham Marina backdrop... ...more

CAROZO ONLINE AUCTION HOUSE CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

11/01/2021

Carozo will launch its website and on line auction site tomorrow, one of the first cars to appear will be this 2003 Volkswagen Golf R32 which was photographed recently... ...more

CAR MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY IN KENT

11/01/2021

One of the last car photography shoots I covered last year was of Danny's Orange Ford Focus ST for Fast Ford magazine, fair to say this wasn't just your ordinary lightly modded hot hatch... ...more

PERFORMANCE MINI CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

08/01/2021

Last year I covered a trio of cars in the Midlands area, in this months edition of Performance Mini magazine one of them has been published, Tony's R58 Cooper S coupe... ...more

SIERRA RS COSWORTH MAGAZINE PHOTOGRAPHY

07/01/2021

Russ has owned this stunning example of a Ford Sierra RS Cosworth for four years now, it had appeared in Fast Ford magazine many years ago so a new photo shoot for the magazine with a new owner and more mods was set up in November last year... ...more

CHARLES BAINBRIDGE ESTATE AGENTS

06/01/2021

Congratulations to Charles Bainbridge Estate Agents for winning an award for marketing, results and customer service for 2021... ...more

PERFORMANCE BMW CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

05/01/2021

November last year I photographed a highly modified E46 BMW, fitted with a supercharger, lowered and immaculate inside and out with BMW upgrades Josh's car was perfect fro the backdrop of Thruxton motor circuits pit lane and entrance... ...more

CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES AT THRUXTON MOTOR CIRCUIT

04/01/2021

In addition to the three dates at Goodwood motor circuit I am pleased to a announce two new dates at Thruxton motor circuit, a new location for the car photography workshops which takes place at the fastest circuit in the UK... ...more

GOODWOOD CAR PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES 2021

04/01/2021

I am pleased to announce that new car photography courses have been announced in partnership with Goodwood Motor Circuit, three dates have been agreed and will take place during April, June and August next year.. ...more

ALPINA CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

04/01/2021

New car photography for BMW Car magazine of a rare Alpina B2.5 coupe, photographed exclusively at Goodwood racecourse in West Sussex... ...more

FORD PUMA ST CAR PHOTOGRAPHY

03/01/2021

Let's start the 2021 blog posts with a bit of colour, the new Puma ST is a hot version of Ford's award winning crossover, based on the Fiesta platform and with 197bhp and branding the Performance Ford badges will it live up to the name? ...more

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