Light is Everything!

Happy Birthday Car Show

We made a whirlwind trip to Grenfell and back yesterday for the birthdays of two very special people. My Father in Law & Sister in Law share the same birthday. How slick is that? It saves one whole extra trip to Grenfell each and every year! 😉 Just kidding. It was super fun! And while we were there, my Brother in Law needed a picture of his sweet restoration car for a car show calendar. We drove it on over to the local tire shop and tried to work the old tire pile into the photo. The only bummer was somebody parked a giant 5th wheel right by the pile and we couldn’t get the optimal location we wanted, so we had to work with what we had – and fast as the light was fading behind a ginormous cloud bank. I’d never actually shot a vehicle before but I knew it needed some kinda strobist option. So I used the sun as the key light with hard direct lighting and I setup two SB-600 strobes to light up the chrome on the front. I used one straight flash (flagged to prevent ground spill) and the other with a 1/8 grid spot. It worked out not too shabby! 8)

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