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Holden HSV R8 Tourer Photo Shoot


A few months ago I shot the HSV Clubsport R8 sedan which was a great fun car, so when the opportunity to drive and photograph a Tourer version of the Clubsport, I jumped at it. The Tourer is the wagon version of the sedan.

I only had the car overnight and in the mid of winter the weather isn’t always the best, and on this night in particular it started ok but no sooner did I get to the first photo location that the heavens opened and it poured with rain.

Holden HSV R8 Tourer in the rain

Holden HSV R8 Tourer in the rain

Holden HSV R8 Tourer in the rain

So at this first location I only shot a couple of angles as it was really starting to pour.

To continue with the shoot I need to get me and the car out of the rain, so we headed to one of the multistory car parks I use in Docklands to finish the shoot under cover.

Because of it being night and the car park isn’t overly well lit, I used my trusty Nikon SB800’s to light the car.
They helped a whole lot and the images came out quite well

Holden HSV R8 Tourer in carpark lit by SB800

Holden HSV R8 Tourer in carpark lit by SB800

Using the flash’s can give you some great intense lighting results as you can see above

Using some HDR work I got a nice interior shot also.

Holden HSV R8 Tourer interior

I would love to have had longer with the car but time just didn’t allow

The rest of the images are here

2009 HSV Clubsport R8 Tourer – Images by Joel Strickland

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