Spy photos are the hottest property in the auto news market. If you’re first to market with early pictures of next years hottest model, you can expect interest from all over the world. The spy photographers that take these photos often have to deal with 120ºF heat or -10ºF cold to get you the scoop. Motor Trend has a great feature where they follow Brenda Priddy on one of her trips to the Mojave Desert and see how they work.

She also talks candidly about the relation between spy shots and the marketing machines of car manufacturers:

"The execs may not be happy when I get a shot," she says, "but deep down they know it's free publicity."

They also catch up with serial photographers Hans Lehmann and Jim Dunne.

[Source: Motor Trend]