During the past year or so I’ve been incorporating the use of a strobe into the majority of my work. Even though there is still a tonne to learn and my technique is far from perfect, I feel like I’m getting more comfortable when it comes to adding artificial light into a scene.
Something I’ve been forcing myself to spend more time on lately is lighting details of the vehicles I’m shooting. Trying to do it in more of a “studio” setting – the word studio is in quotations because it’s actually my tiny garage playing the role of a studio.
A few weeks ago I was hired by Audi Canada and Taxi Vancouver to photograph their Audi R8s and drivers during the annual Diamond Rally, a one-day event to raise money for charity while enjoying the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway. The route runs from Vancouver to Pemberton, then back to Whistler where the event wraps up.
From time to time I like to go back to past shoots and have a look through the images I filed as “b-grade” shots. Once in awhile, I’ll find a picture that isn’t as bad as I first thought during the original selection process.
The image below of RPI Equipped‘s Audi A7 Sportback is an example of one of those pictures which landed in the “nope” folder, but a year later I felt it deserved a run through Photoshop for some retouching – to be honest, I’m glad I did.
If you caught one of my last posts of 2016 – Snow Hunting With RPI Equipped’s VW MK7 GTI – you may recognise some of the images in this Box One Collective vlog showcasing the “glamourous” behind-the-scenes on what was a cold and snowy day in Vancouver. (I’ve since bought a much warmer winter coat!).