Its been something I have been wanting to do for a while, that is to create a behind the scenes video of one of my photo shoots.
So this year I have started to shoot small amounts of video on my shoots either myself or by one of my assistants
The video below is one of my first attempts
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….
Mini Coopers have always been of interest to me. My Father owned one when he was young and always talked about them to me and my brother since we were old enough to talk about cars.
So when a UK picture agency (Car & Bike Photo Library) contacted me wanting images for a couple of UK Mini calendars I jumped at the project.
First thing was to do some scouting to find some calendar worthy cars. So word was put thru the many car contacts I have in Victoria. I found my first subject an early model red Mini Cooper with a full UK/GB livery. It had the Union Jack on its roof, GB mini plates and GB stickers on its rear. Being summer the light in the early evening is great to work with so I planned the shoot for around 6pm.
The owner of the car lived down the Peninsula so I planned the shoot for that area. I had a couple of spots already picked out. First stop was an old building up on the hills over looking the bay. It had an old English feel so it made for a nice classic image with the Mini in front.
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
This blog post goes back to June last year, finally trying to catch up on these, so keep a eye out for more old post’s to come through.
I was never a big fan of the old Nissan 350Z, but when I first saw the 370Z unveiled at the Melbourne Motor show in 2009, I liked what I saw.
The new clean and sharp lines are much more pleasing to the eye then the old 350Z.
So when I got the call to photograph the new 370Z, I was keen to see what the rest of the car was like.
The car we had for the day was a stunning pearl white called Shiro White, Shiro is the Japanese word for white.
First spot for the day was the side of an old warehouse down in the docklands area which I hadn’t used for a while.
For the first few shots I just used the natural light that was around