Feature car #2 for Australian Mustang and Ford Magazine, this is possably to be featured on the Front Cover
Keep an eye out for the full shoot of images coming soon….
Been very busy over the last few weeks shooting cars for up coming issues of Australian Mustang & Ford Magazine
Keep an eye open for more images from the shoot coming soon
Photographing cars is such a thril especially when its a exotic.
So when I recently had to shoot a Lamboroghini delaership in Melbourne, you can imagine what some of the subject matter would be
The job was to showcase the dealership. So there was to be shots inside, outside and the service department.
My trusty SB800 Flash’s came in very handy. I used them inside to light inside of the delaership as well as down in the service department and then also outfront of the delaership to counter act the harsh sunlight. All the SB800’s were set up on light stands or on the AS-19 stands that come with units. They were triggered using Pocketwizards
Here are a couple of shots, click here for the rest of the shoot
This was the 2nd of the two shoots. I had to do for the Toyota in house magazine – Trade Secrets in 2008. This one was to be a feature about Don Elgin a paralympian who competes in the Pentathlon. Don was born a amputee and as a result now wears a prosthetic limb, he has three different limbs for two different set ups. He has one leg which looks fairly normal and even has a foot shaped end on it, this is don everyday leg which he uses most of the time. When it comes to competition time he swaps over to a one off two high tech leg. See pics below of Don with two of his legs
When I got to the shoot the sun was still a little high in the sky. So I started up shooting Don in the discus cage whilst training, trying to over power the strong sun with flash to get a dramatic shot.
Nikon D2x – 17-55mm – 1/125 f22 – 100iso – 3x Nikon SB800’s, one as master on camera and one on either side of the camera. Remote unit A & B had +1 stop of compenstation dialed into them.
Nikon D2x – 17-55mm – 1/125 f22 – 200iso – 3x Nikon SB800’s, one as master on camera and one on either side of the camera. Remote unit A & B had +1 stop of compenstation dialed into them
Nikon D2x – 17-55mm F2.8 – 1/250 f13 – 100iso
It has been a while since I have posted a blog on here. The last few months have been fairly busy shooting and processing jobs.
Im finally finished working through all my current work, so the last couple of weekends I have gone back to my discovering my love for photography.
The first weekend I had a play with some off camera flash. The subject was the family dog who likes to play with the garden hose whilst plants are being watered.
The set up for these was Nikon D300, Nikon 17-55mm lens and a Nikon SB800 connected to the camera via a Nikon SC-28 cord.
Results are below, reasonably happy how they turned out, even though they were taken for fun
Then last night a fellow photographer friend of mine, Brandon who has just moved out from the states, came over with his fiance for a few beers and nice Aussie BBQ.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about my first job for http://www.themotorreport.com.au photographing a Holden HSV R8
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.
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
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.
Finally I finished up with some more HDR images as well as some flash and sunset shots combined
Rest of the images are here