Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Was doing an engagement session for this couple and as we were waiting for the makeup and hair to get done (it takes time sometimes) the groom to be and I shot the shit and took a few pics of their Land Rover. It was a great way to use up some time, start a conversation, and get a few cool images for them if they ever sell the car. Not to mention it was a pretty hot day (weird for Nov) and the weather was perfect.
The trick to shooting cars, in fact to shooting anything, is to make the most of what you have and work with the limits rather than try to force things or make equipment do what it's not meant for. By knowing how to place lights a person can get by using hand held flashes or in my case a beauty dish, pretty effectively, rather than calling in a lighting truck with a softbox the size of a garage.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
So today I was lucky enough to do a test shoot for a friend at a pretty cool house out in the burbs. We wanted to try a few lighting tricks and see if some of the things I've been doing in the clubs and for bands can be applied to indoors.
It can, and the results are pretty cool. It's not your normal run of the mill room photography. Next year I'm going to try and build on this and hopefully pick up a few clients for high end interior work - when they want something a bit different and trendy.