Last week we headed out to do more testing with Jonny’s new DJI Ronin-M camera gimbal, our subject car for the morning was our good friend Bojan’s Volkswagen MK7 Golf R.
My primary purpose during the shoot was to give Jonny a hand with driving the camera car and such, but it would have been tough to just spectate and not capture a few images of my own.
As soon as I set up my gear and took the first shot of the morning (first image of this post), the rain clouds started to leak, and before we knew it, we were in the mists of a downpour.
Shooting in the rain isn’t anything new for Jonny and me, or our gear for that matter. Living in Vancouver with our primary focus on automotive we have become accustomed to soggy shoots. Personally, I enjoy shooting in the rain, sometimes it produces unexpected results which can add to the final images.
The shot below I have done a number of times with different cars, and still love doing them. A profile shot with random people slightly motion blurred in the background.
The two people with umbrellas are actually Jonny and Bojan. Sometimes when the pedestrian traffic is minimal you have to add your own talent. There are times when I’ve shot remotely so I could put myself in the background when foot traffic had completely died.
This is the final video Jonny pieced together from the Ronin M test footage. We are extremely happy with the results and are looking forward to putting it to hard use as our shooting season here in Vancouver begins to ramp up.
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www.jasonmanchester.com – Vancouver Automotive Car Photographer Jason Manchester