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.
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!).
I thought before I load the kids into the car and hit the road to visit family for the holidays, I’d squeeze in one last post for the year. A bit of a reflection back on the images I created, companies I was fortunate to work with, and the vehicles which found their way in front of my lens during 2016.