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Ford FPV F6 Photo Shoot


A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my first job for http://www.themotorreport.com.au photographing a Holden HSV R8

Ford FPV F6 Front Grill

Now I have just finished shooting a second car for the guys at TMR. This time it was for the other big Aussie car brand Ford. It was a Ford FPV F6. Not quite Fords answer to the HSV R8, as the R8 is a V8.
The F6 is truly something different. It runs a 4 cylinder engine but has the added benefit of a turbo charger to help it get its 310kw. It was certainly a lot different to drive, where the HSV R8’s power is delivered in more a smooth more controllable way the F6’s power comes on so brutally and from virtual nowhere thanks to the turbo.
Enough about me giving a road test report and onto the photography.
The R8 I shot last time was a very nice silver colour which worked so well at sunrise. The colour of the Ford was certainly brighter as it was called dash green and didn’t it look great.
For this shoot it was time to try a new spot I had recently found in the docklands area. It was a multistory car park that looked back to the city.
So this was the first location. I started with some static images with and without flash as well as some HDR images. They all turned out really well.

Ford FPV F6 HDR Images

Ford FPV F6 lit by flash

Ford FPV F6 HDR Images

I then got Sarah to do some passes up and down the car park in the F6 so I could get some tracking/moving images of the car.

Then I did some interior and detail images

Front grill lit by Nikon SB800's

Engine start button

Ford FPV F6 Interior

Next up it was down a couple of levels in the car park to do some rig photography.

I wanted to do something different to the HSV shoot, so new angles were in order.

The light in the car park was very patchy, near the edge it was really bright and great light and nearer the middle it would be ok and then would drop off as you went back into the shadows, but they turned out really well.

First one, I had the camera out the driver’s side of the car looking back at the side of the car. Again Sarah got behind the wheel to steer and position the car for me. We started slow and after a few passes gathered up some speed to try to get some different effects of blur.

This wasn’t really giving the effect I had in mind. So it was time for a new angle.

This time I moved the camera to look back at the front of the car but focusing on the front wheel.

Ford FPV Front Rig Shot

Ford FPV F6 Front Rig image

Finally I finished up with some more HDR images as well as some flash and sunset shots combined

Ford FPV F6 HDR Images

Ford FPV F6 HDR Images

Ford FPV F6 HDR Images

Ford FPV F6 HDR Images at Sunset

Ford FPV F6 at Sunset

Rest of the images are here

Ford FPV F6 Photo Shoot – Images by Joel Strickland

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