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RMC Photography Competition

Win a signed copy of James Mann’s new book, “How to Photograph Cars” worth 19.99

The RMC are delighted to have teamed up with James Mann who is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 50 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, CAR magazine, Forza, The Sunday Times, and Automobile magazine as well as being chosen to photograph the British Auto Legends stamps for the Royal Mail. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others. James is the photographer of the Motorbooks titles Art of the Formula 1 Race Car, Form follows function: Art of the Super Car, Art of the Le Mans Race Car and The Art of Ducati

In How to Photograph Cars James teaches the skills and techniques needed to shoot outstanding car photographs both out on the road and in the studio for business, or just for fun. With over 200 images illustrating the text many taken specially taken for the book, you'll learn how to: choose the right equipment, understand depth of field and compose your images, use the right shutter speeds for action photography with panning, tracking and cornering explained in detail, shoot cars at shows and indoor museums, plan your photography at motorsport events, find the best locations, use studio lighting in an infinity cove, shoot a magazine feature and get started as a professional car photographer.

An article by James Mann with more of his photographs will appear in the June 2017 edition of the Reliant Motor Club Review.

For your chance to win a copy of How to Photograph Cars, see our competition below.

How to photograph cars by James Mann

All images courtesy of James Mann

RMC Photography Competition

Photograph your car

To enter our competition, simply photograph your car and email us your three best photos. If you do not own a Reliant, no problem you can take a photo of any other vehicle that you may own, anything from a motorcycle upwards.  The type of photo you take is purely up to you as long as it shows your car. The whole car does not need to be in the photo, there may be a specific characteristic styling on your car that you may wish to capture whether it be internal or external.

Please email up to 3 photos along with brief details of your car to and include your RMC membership id (the user name you log into this website with)

All entries will receive an acknowledgment of entry.  If you do not get one within 24 hours please let us know.

The competition will be judged by James Mann the winning entry along with runners up, will appear in our December 2017 edition of the Reliant Motor Club Review.


Cant wait to get a copy of the book

RMC members are eligible for a 4 discount and can purchase James Mann’s How to photograph cars for 15.99 (RRP 19.99) plus 2.85 post and packing by quoting a member’s discount code, click here for more details.


Competition Rules

The competition is open to paid up members of the RMC only (If you are not a member you can join here)

Each participant can submit up to three (3) images.

Only one entry per participant. If multiple entries are submitted only the first entry will be eligible.

All photos submitted must be the original and unpublished work of the participant who must also be the copyright owner.

The participant shall retain copyright to the images entered for the competition.

Any photos that have digital manipulation that distorts the reality of the images will not be allowed. Basic enhancements such as sharpening, contrast adjustment or simple cropping will be allowed.

The photos must be submitted as digital files. (all formats allowed)

There must be no signatures added to the images

The image must have a minimum resolution of 1152 pixels wide for a vertical image and 1152 pixels tall for a horizontal image.

By submitting images you are granting the RMC the right to use any images in the December 2017 edition of the Reliant Motor Club Review and on this website.

The closing date is midnight on July 31st 2017 where upon all entries will be submitted to James Mann to pick a winner.

Please note no alternative cash price will be offered and the judges decision is final.  No personal details are required at this time, winner will be notified by email in August 2017 once judging has taken place, winner will be asked to confirm address for the book to be sent to.  If no reply is received within 120 hours (5 days) of email then the price will be handed to the runner up.

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